In a symbolic vote, The Senate approved this Wednesday (8) ratification From the Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation between Brazil and Austria, signed in Vienna, on June 19, 2019 PDL 483/2021By the House of Representatives Approved in the form of the report By Senator Esperiao Amin (PP-SC) presented to Committee on Foreign Affairs (CRE) and start issuing it.
The objective of the agreement approved in the proposal is to establish cooperation in scientific and technological research and innovation. The treaty states that the parties shall encourage and support the development of activities between government institutions, higher education institutions and national scientific and technological research centers in both countries.
In the report, Esperidião Amin considered that “the agreement will stimulate cooperation in the field of scientific and technological innovation between the two countries, encourage joint projects and close communication between innovative and entrepreneurial communities, which will contribute significantly to the improvement of bilateral relations.”
In the explanatory note, the Executive says that the Agreement “will facilitate cooperation, incentives and support for development in the areas of science, technology and innovation between institutions in Brazil and Austria, providing, as one of the objectives, to create a framework for research cooperation, which will expand and strengthen the conduct of activities in areas of common interest, As well as stimulating the application of the results for the economic and social benefits of both countries.”
The agreement states that the countries concerned should support activities in the scientific and technological field on the basis of mutual benefit, taking into account national priorities in terms of science and technology. Decides that Brazil and Austria should encourage the development of direct scientific and technological contacts between governmental institutions, institutions of higher education, academies of sciences and national scientific and technological research centers, and should encourage the participation of scientists and specialists in joint projects within the scope of current and future European and bilateral programmes, which are in accordance with the national legislation of each Of which.
The text provides for methods of cooperation, dividing them into: exchange of information on scientific and technological activities, documents, publications and policy documents related to science and technology; Exchange of scientists, researchers and experts on approved bilateral scientific projects; holding and supporting bilateral or multilateral scientific events; and future projects, programs and other mutually agreed modalities of cooperative activities.
The agreement allows the participation of research institutions and researchers, whether from the public or private sector, in cooperation activities, in accordance with national regulations. However, it does not provide for any financial transactions between the two parties, and in the event of the exchange of specialists in bilateral scientific projects, each party must bear the travel and accommodation expenses of the team, and must guarantee them health insurance.
Brazil and Austria establish a Joint Committee for Scientific and Technological Cooperation, which will meet alternately between the two countries, at a date to be agreed upon between them, and can also hold meetings via electronic communications. The main competencies to be exercised within the scope of the Joint Commission will be: consultations on fundamental issues of scientific and technological cooperation; Deciding on a multi-year program of work, discussion and decision on areas and forms of cooperative activities; and to monitor scientific and technological cooperation under the terms of the agreement.
Any dispute relating to the interpretation or implementation of the Agreement shall be resolved by the Joint Committee. If the dispute is not resolved by them, the states should conduct consultations through diplomatic channels.
As a general rule, both countries should take appropriate measures to protect intellectual property rights resulting from the application of the Agreement, consistent with their national legislation and international obligations.
The public authorities responsible for implementing the Convention are the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication of the Federative Republic of Brazil, and the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research of the Republic of Austria.
The Agreement will enter into force on the first day of the month following the month in which Brazil and Austria have informed each other, in writing, through diplomatic channels, that the national rules for the entry into force of the Agreement have been complied with. . It will remain in effect for an indefinite period of time. The text may be amended by agreement between the two parties through diplomatic channels.
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