The Collegium of the Ministry of Education and Science (MES) of Ukraine has approved The Roadmap for Ukraine’s Integration into the European Research Area (ERA-UA).
This is a strategic document required for long-term planning and development of further actions, such as a detailed action plan for the Roadmap implementation, which will specify milestones, necessary resources, etc. The ERA-UA Roadmap stipulates six key priorities of the development of:
- The effective national research systems;
- Optimal transnational co-operation and competition;
- Opened labor market;
- Gender equality in research;
- Effective exchange and transfer of scientific knowledge;
- International cooperation.
A large working group, which included representatives of different stake-holders, have been working on the development of this document for about four months. The working group included 60 representatives of various organizations and departments from Ministry of Education and Science and other ministries, relevant Committees of the Verkhovna Rada, National Academy of Sciences, branch academies, leading universities, international organizations and NGOs, etc. A wide range of national and international experts have also contributed to the discussions of the working group development of this Roadmap. Experience of various EU member states: Austria, Finland, Germany, Estonia, etc. was studied and taken into account during the development of this Roadmap.