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Scientific Centres in Russia and Ukraine get Tacis funds

The International Science and Technology Centre (ISTC) in Moscow is to receive 17 million euro in funding from the European Union in 1999.

The ISTC, which is supported by the European Union (EU), the United States, Japan and Russia, aims to redirect the talents of weapons sci...
The International Science and Technology Centre (ISTC) in Moscow is to receive 17 million euro in funding from the European Union in 1999.

The ISTC, which is supported by the European Union (EU), the United States, Japan and Russia, aims to redirect the talents of weapons scientists from the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union (NIS) and Mongolia for peaceful purposes.

The funding is intended to assist NIS scientists to integrate into the international community, through participation with western scientists and experts in seminars and symposia in selected institutes in the NIS. Travel grants will be made available for NIS scientists to put them in contact with colleagues in western countries so they can develop joint project proposals.

The Commission has also approved funding of 3 million euro for the Science and Technology Centre, Ukraine (STCU), as part of Tacis 1999. The STCU is an intergovernmental organisation founded in 1994 by Canada, the USA, Sweden and Ukraine, which the EU joined in November 1998.

The STCU aims to promote the further integration of Ukrainian, Uzbeki and Georgian scientists into the international scientific community. The Tacis funds will be used to finance projects in the field of environmental protection, energy production, nuclear safety, public health, material research and information technologies.

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