Events / Мероприятия

Implemented activities 

The Preparatory Workshop (Event 1A) was held on 15 December 2015 in the Moscow Pedagogical State University (MPSU) with participation of 16 key actors in the field of science and technology: vice-rector on science, directors of the most relevant institutions, international department and the representatives of the young researchers. The project team discussed four groups of questions: 
(1) the current science cooperation with the EU11 countries 
(2) the needs of cooperation in the knowledge transfer between the research and education 
(3) the accommodation of the lessons learned from the EU11 model in MPSU 
(4) the main channels of the distribution of the policy recommendations 
A series of scientific seminars was organized by the Russian Institute of the Advanced Study as the host unit for implementation of the Project. In the period of March – July 2016 the guests lecturers discussed the significant issues of scientific policy, its infrastructure and institutions, comparing the experience of the new EU member states with the practice in the Russian Federation. Invited leading researches presented an open scientific lectures for MSPU students.
The Workshop and Study Tour in Hungary (Event 1.) on 8-10 October 2016 was implemented according to the decisions of the Moscow Preparatory Workshop (Event 1A) for the fact finding research and visiting the key Hungarian institutions in the R-D. The 16-member Moscow team met leading experts, key actors and leaders of the relevant sectors. The study program covered all crucial stages of the R-D process. Legislation: the European Integration Committee at the Hungarian Parliament; Governance: the National Office for R-D and Innovation; Hungarian Academy of Science: alternative financing of Research Teams of the Excellence; European Institute of Technology (EIT) in-depth information of an in-house EU institution given by the Director Martin Kern; Info-Park: Business – Innovation connection, Smart Specialization Strategy; EU-Delegation in Budapest: role of science diplomacy; Europa Point, Pillar Foundation: Role of the civil society; CEU: Internationalization of the Higher Education and its EU background. The event made a positive impact on the traditionally productive academic relations between Hungary and RF. 
The Study visit of the EU relevant institutions in Brussels was considered as the most significant event (Event 2) for the Project Team. It was focused on the mapping the R-D and innovation procedures in the EU institutional system, including the role of the European Commission and the Commissioner, the function of the Joint Research Center for providing first-hand data for European Parliament, DGs and Agencies. The meetings with the Russian Embassy at EU and Belgium provide a new channel for cooperation. All fact finding research contributed to the analyses of the roots of the transition processes of the EU11 case studies, and development of the Russian knowledge transfer system (including the HEI) to be more tightly and organically connected with the EU-system.
The International conference and policy discussion at MPSU (Event 3) was the key approbation of case studies and finding in the Russian and CIS context in the perspective of the theory of science and science of sociology. The unique element of the event was that the case studies were presented by young researchers. 
The closing seminar and the international press-conference (Event 4) are attended by the science councilors of Moscow based embassies and EU-delegation, the representatives of the Russian government bodies, scientific journals, civil and business sector. The high level attendance guarantees the press coverage