Bilateral agreements (BILATERAL)

Description

ARGENTINA

BULGARIA

A bilateral agreement for economic, industrial, scientific and technical cooperation between the Belgian-Luxemburg Economic Union (BLEU) and the Republic of Bulgaria was signed on the 22nd of March 1974. Within this framework, the the XIIth meeting of the Mixed Committee for S&T cooperation was held in Sofia on the 22nd of Mai 2003; 8 cooperation projects have been approved.

CHINA

A bilateral agreement for economic, industrial, scientific and technical cooperation between the Belgian-Luxemburg Economic Union (BLEU) and the People's Republic of China was signed in Beijing on the 23rd of November 1979. Within this framework, the XVth meeting of the Mixed Committee for S&T cooperation was held in Brussels on the 20th of October 2004; 12 cooperation projects have been approved.

POLAND

A bilateral agreement for economic, industrial, scientific an technical cooperation between the Belgian-Luxemburg Economic Union (BLEU) and the Republic of Poland was signed in Brussels on the 22nd of November 1973. Within this framework, the XVth meeting of the Mixed committee for S&T cooperation was held in Brussels on the 26th and 27th of March 2001; 15 cooperation projects have been approved.

RUSSIA

An agreement of understanding and cooperation between the Kingdom of Belgium and the Russian Federation was signed in Brussels on the 8th of December 1993. Within this framework, the last meeting of the Mixed Committee was held in Brussels on the 24th of June 2002; 18 cooperation projects have been approved.

VIETNAM

On 25 september 2002 a federal agreement for scientific and technical cooperation was signed in Brussels between the Government of the Kindom of Belgium and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The cooperation will be focused in a first step on aquaculture, including related quality standards for environment and food safety.

Objectives

The Federal Science Policy Office is responsible for coordinating the preparation and the follow-up for the scientific section of the bilateral agreements for economic, industrial, scientific and technological cooperation which Belgium has concluded for already more than twenty years with a number of countries. The Federal Science Policy Office chairs the Belgian delegation at the regular meetings (about every 2 years) of the Mixed Committees for S&T cooperation where representatives of both countries examine the results of the bilateral cooperation and set together the course of future common projects.

Within this framework agreements, science policy acts as driving force for the overall relationships and the promotion of the commercial traffic between the concerned countries. The S&T cooperation can take various forms: information exchange, exploratory expert mission, common research and demonstration or valorization project.

Alongside co-ordination, moreover, the Federal Science Policy Office itself finance co-operation projects in their areas of competence, particularly projects involving space research or that are linked to subjects dealt with national research programmes or conducted by federal scientific institutions under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Science Policy. In this way, they contribute to the international valorisation of this research and the transfer of know-how.

Start-End 01/01/2001 -  01/01/2001
Organisation Belspo - International, Inter-federal and Inter-departmental Coordination
Budget (€)
Projects - - Remote sensing and hydrological modelling for land and water resources management in the Karst regions of Guizhou province
- - Updating of a forest database
- - Updating of topographic maps by using KOSMOS and SPOT imagery
- - Design and implementation of an urban geographical information system (Hangzhou) integrating remote sensing techniques
- - Use of Remote Sensing Technology for the search of copper deposits in Henan province
- - Volcanic hazard mapping in the Bulusan volcano area, Sorsogon Province
- - Remote sensing of land-cover change: investigation and design of a dynamic monitoring system in northwest China
- - Development of an educational photogrammetric package for digital aerial photographs and satellite images
- - Belgian and Chinese crop growth monitoring systems: comparison, adaptation and improvement
- - Terrestrial tides and movement of the pole
- - SG observations and geodynamics
CONGORIVES - Mapping the Congo River