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Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP)
Chair:   
Mr. Luis Sanz-Menendez   
(Spain)
Vice-Chairs:   
Mr. Nobohide Kasagi   
(Japan)
Mr. Geir Arnulf   
(Norway)
Mr. Tae-Young Shin   
(Republic of Korea)
Mr. Patrick Vock   
(Switzerland)
Mr. Matthew Gerdin   
(United States)
Members:   
Open to all Member countries 
Participants:   
Russian Federation   
Brazil   
People’s Republic of China   
South Africa   
Argentina   
Observers (International Organisations):   
Council of Europe (COE)   
UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)   
Date of creation:
3rd February 1972
Duration:
31st December 2014

Mandate:    -   Resolution of the Council Concerning the Renewal of the Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy [C(99)185/FINAL]

-   Resolution of the Council Concerning the Renewal of the Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy [C(2004)120]

-   Resolution of the Council concerning the renewal and modification of the mandate of the Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy [C(2009)191 and C/M(2009)23, item 311]

 

 

 

Resolution of the Council [C(2009)191 and C/M(2009)23, Item 311]

 

   THE COUNCIL,

 

   Having regard to the Convention on the Organisation for Economic Co‑operation and Development of 14 December 1960;

 

   Having regard to the Rules of Procedure of the Organisation;

 

   Having regard to the previous mandate of the CSTP, as set out in C(2004)120;

 

   Having regard to the recommendations of the In-depth Evaluation of the Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy [C(2006)61];

 

   Having regard to the proposed revision of the mandate of the Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy [C(2009)191];

 

   Considering that science, technology and innovation policy need to be increasingly integrated with one another and with other aspects of government policy to deliver on economic and social welfare as well as growth;

 

   Recognising that international co-operation in science, technology and innovation among Members and non-members needs further to be facilitated in order to meet major social and global challenges;

 

   DECIDES:

 

A.   The Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy has the following mandate:

 

I.   Objectives

 

1.   The Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy shall be responsible for encouraging co‑operation among Members and, as appropriate, with non-members, in the field of science, technology and innovation policy, with a view to contributing to the achievement of economic, social and scientific aims, including growth and the creation of skilled jobs, sustainable development, improved well-being of their citizens and advancing the frontiers of knowledge. It shall pay particular attention to the integration of science, technology and innovation policy with other aspects of government policy, which is of increasing importance in the development of increasingly globalised knowledge economies.

 

2.   The Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy shall, more particularly, be responsible for:

 

   a)   Improving, through analytical work and the development of relevant internationally comparable indicators, the understanding of the process through which science, technology and innovation contribute to increased knowledge, productivity growth, economic performance, skilled job creation, sustainable development and social well-being.

 

   b)   Promoting the exchange of information and discussion among Members on the objectives, instruments and financing of national, regional and global science, technology and innovation policy, in order to facilitate international comparison, to develop evaluation models and to identify relevant best policy practices, particularly as relates to the production, dissemination and exchange of knowledge and the strengthening of links between research, higher education and industry, including in the fields of human resource development, innovation policy, mobility and research infrastructure.

 

   c)   Promoting the exchange of information and discussion among Members on policies designed to maintain a strong and creative base of scientific research endowed with adequate tangible and intangible infrastructure.

 

   d)   Improving the understanding of Members both of foreseeable developments and impact of technologies, including emerging and/or converging technologies, and their likely national as well as international economic, social and environmental consequences, and the impact of globalisation on their national and regional research and innovation systems.

 

   e)   Promoting the exchange of information and discussion among Members on measures to promote public understanding of science and technology, to make science and technology studies and training more attractive; and to strengthen, within each Member country and on the broader level, dialogue and interaction with science, industry, higher education and civil society in formulating and implementing science, technology and innovation policies.

 

   f)   Identifying policies and regulatory frameworks which facilitate international co-operation in science, technology and innovation to address global challenges as well as, as appropriate, co-ordination among Members, and among Members and non-members on the development of research objectives and priorities, funding and spending mechanisms, institutional and access arrangements and enhanced transfer and dissemination opportunities.

 

   g)   Facilitating international co‑operation in science, technology and innovation, as well as, as appropriate, policy co-ordination among Members, and among Members and non-members on the development of research, access to scientific information and the international mobility of researchers.

 

   h)   Facilitating the efforts of the Members to strengthen the scientific, technological and innovative capabilities of developing countries.

 

II.   Co-ordination arrangements

 

3.   In the pursuit of these objectives, the Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy shall determine the strategic orientations of its subsidiary bodies, and receive regular reports from them to ensure their co-ordination, policy integration and evaluation. It shall maintain close working relationships with other relevant bodies of the Organisation working on issues that affect the design and implementation of science, technology and innovation policies, in particular, overarching horizontal activities such as green growth. The Committee shall strengthen its co-operation with other international and regional organisations active in this policy field. It may consult with non-governmental bodies as and when necessary.

 

B.   The mandate of the Committee on Scientific and Technological Policy shall remain in force until 31 December 2014.

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