30 october, 2015RSS Print
Round table with participants of the Youth Forum of Science and Innovation of BRICS and EEU countries held at CCRF
Improvement of intellectual property legislation was on the agenda
Participants of the Youth Forum of Science and Innovation of BRICS and EEU countries representing governmental agencies, youth communities, civil society organizations, business and academia of BRICS and EEU countries gathered in the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation on October 30 to discuss the prospects for youth cooperation in science and innovation.
Elena Stormina, Chairwoman of the Civic Chamber of Russia Commission on Development of Public Diplomacy and Support of Russian Compatriots Abroad, told in the opening speech about the plans of the CCRF, the Russian Peace Foundation and the Russian Union of Youth to hold an annual competition for young innovators representing member states of BRICS and EEU.
"It is young people, their innovative ideas, research projects and the quality of their implementation that the future of our countries depends on", - she said, stating the need to create the most favorable conditions in relation to the intellectual property circulation so that young innovators would not encounter any problems in the legal field.
Lydia Mikheeva, Chairwoman of the Commission on Public Control, Public Expert Examination and Cooperation with Public Councils, said that the Russian legislation in the field of intellectual circulation has been steadily enhanced. This year, for example, the issue of legal consequences of contract non-registration has been solved.
"However, a number of challenges still remain, as soon as we fix them we will fully harmonize our legislation with the best international practices," - said the CCRF member.
Apart from discussion of legislative issues, the resolution of the International Youth Forum of Science and Innovation of BRICS and EEU countries was approved during the event, which proposed to designate youth policy in the sphere of innovation as a priority for cooperation between BRICS and EEU countries. At the meeting, the document was complemented by proposals and initiatives announced by the heads of delegations of all countries represented at the forum.
Concluding the roundtable, Elena Sutormina made it clear that the CCRF and other organizers of the forum will provide comprehensive assistance to promote all approved proposals and initiatives, including through the authorized governmental agencies.
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