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Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP)
Chair:   
Mr. Patrick Vock   
(Switzerland)
Vice-Chairs:   
Mr. Ward Ziarko   
(Belgium)
Mr. Hidetoshi Kotera   
(Japan)
Mr. Yongsuk Jang   
(Korea)
Mr. Mats Johnsson   
(Sweden)
Ms. Agnès Estibals   
(United Kingdom)
Mr. Christopher Cannizzaro   
(United States)
Members:   
Open to all Member countries 
Participants:   
...
Kazakhstan
Colombia   
Costa Rica   
Russian Federation   
Brazil   
People’s Republic of China   
South Africa   
Argentina   
Thailand   
Observers (International Organisations):   
Council of Europe (COE)   
UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)   
Date of creation:
3rd February 1972
Duration:
31st December 2019

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 revising the mandate of the Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy [C(2014)131, Annex and C/M(2014)12, Item 191]

   

   

   

Resolution of the Council [C(2014)131, Annex and C/M(2014)12, Item 191]

DRAFT RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL REVISING THE MANDATE OF THE COMMITTEE FOR SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL POLICY

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 Resolution of the Council on Partnerships in OECD Bodies [C(2012)100/FINAL];

   Having regard to the creation of the Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy [C(72)/6/FINAL], whose mandate was last renewed and revised in 2009 [C(2009)191 and C/M(2009)23/PROV];

   Having regard to the recommendations of the In-depth Evaluation of the Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy [C(2012)133 and C/M(2012)14, Item 215 ii)];

   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;

   Having regard to the proposed revision of the mandate of the Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy [C(2014)131];

DECIDES:

A.   The Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (hereinafter the “CSTP”) is renewed with the following revised mandate:

I.   Objectives

1.   The CSTP shall be responsible for encouraging co‑operation among Members and, as appropriate, with Partners, in the field of science, technology and innovation (STI) policy, with a view to contributing to the achievement of economic, social and scientific aims, including growth and the creation of 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 CSTP shall, more particularly, be responsible for:

i)   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, job creation, sustainable development and social well-being;

ii)   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. Relevant foci include policies related to the production, dissemination and exchange of knowledge; research infrastructures; human resource development and mobility; the strengthening of links between research, higher education and industry; the nature of the links between science and innovation policy; and demand-side measures to stimulate innovation;

iii)   Promoting the exchange of information and discussion among Members and Partners on policies designed to maintain a strong and creative base of scientific research endowed with a relevant and adequate infrastructure;

iv)   Identifying new themes of potential interest to Members for the future work of the CSTP and its subsidiary bodies, primarily via the development of a strategic foresight capacity and horizon scanning capabilities and support for scoping exercises;

v)   Improving the understanding of Members and Partners of both foreseeable developments and impact of technologies, including converging, emerging and enabling 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;

vi)   Promoting the exchange of information and discussion among Members and Partners 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;

vii)   Promoting the exchange of information and discussion among Members and Partners on science policy governance issues such as setting targets, impact assessments, funding mechanisms and the use of scientific advice and expertise in policy making;

viii)   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 Partners, on the development of research objectives and priorities, funding and spending mechanisms, institutional and access arrangements and enhanced transfer and dissemination opportunities;

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

x)   Facilitating the efforts of the Members to strengthen the scientific, technological and innovative capabilities of developing and emerging countries, whilst also taking stock and learning from the policy experiences of developing and emerging countries.

II.   Co-ordination Arrangements

3.   In the pursuit of these objectives, the CSTP shall determine the strategic orientations of its subsidiary bodies, and receive regular reports from them to ensure their co-ordination, policy integration and evaluation.

4.   The CSTP 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 that relate to the strategic priorities of the CSTP.

5.   The CSTP shall strengthen its co-operation with regional, international and other organisations active in this policy field. It may consult with non-governmental bodies as and when necessary.

B.   The mandate of the CSTP shall remain in force until 31 December 2019.

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