The Chair of the Education, Science and Culture Committee, Mariam Jashi met with the groups of the international experts of the Policy Support Facility of the EC.
The parties discussed the recommendations aiming to support development of science, technologies and innovation system in Georgia. The experts visit Georgia with invitation by the Ministry of Education and this is the second visit organized by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation to study the legal framework in terms of science-research, ongoing programs, infrastructural, staff and other characteristics. They hold the thematic meetings in the research institutions, official agencies and business sector.
The meetings cover enhancement of cooperation between science and industry (business), identification of strengths in science, development of science financing scheme etc. on the basis of which they will develop the recommendations for Georgia.
“The recommendations shared by the EU experts were very interesting. I, in capacity of the Chair of the Committee, anticipate the final recommendations in April to further facilitate to valuation of scientific activity in Georgia and to provide compliance thereof with the international standards, as well as to extend the international cooperation capacity for Georgian scientists. On the basis of the recommendations, we will jointly consider the legislative changes to simplify administrative barriers for scientific activity in Georgia and to improve quality of scientific research initiatives”, - M. Jashi stated.