Enhancing scientific and technological research
Synonyms: Holding research symposia
Strengthening scientific research
Supporting scientific research
Fostering scientific competitiveness
Description: Scientific experimentation and technological applications for more effective means of creating material progress.
Implementation: Founded in 1974, the European Science Foundation (ESF) is a non-governmental international association of major funding organizations concerned with the promotion of fundamental research, fundamental sciences in all fields, and the focusing on strategic scientific issues. Currently, the ESF is composed of 54 member organizations from 20 European countries.
Claim: Governments at the appropriate level, with the support of the relevant international and regional organizations, should strengthen scientific research and technological development programmes, including diffusion through national and regional institutions, particularly in meteorology, hydrology, forestry, soil sciences and plant sciences.
Counter Claim: Development depends on many factors beyond science and technology, and it is in the more difficult cultural and political arenas that development efforts are stymied.
Subjects: ResearchTechnology Science
Type Classification: E: Emanations of other strategies