EU to help Moldova restructure science and innovation sector

The European Commission (EC) presented a report with key policy recommendations to help modernise Moldova’s science and innovation sector.

This is the first time that a country associated with the EU makes voluntary use of the Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility, the EU said in a press release. The facility is an instrument that gives governments practical support to identify, implement and evaluate reforms needed to enhance the quality of their public research and innovation systems.

“The recommendations in the report are stepping stones for smart reforms, helping to get the most out of the Moldovan research and innovation ecosystem," said Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation.

The Peer Review of the current state of affairs in Moldova’s research and innovation sector was carried out upon request of the country’s Academy of Sciences by experts from independent experts and senior government officials from several EU countries.

According to the EU Delegation to Moldova, the report presents key policy messages and operational recommendations to help modernise the research and innovation system of the country. It also outlinesseven policy messages addressed to the Moldovan authorities.

Read more on EU Neighbourhood Info Centre.

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