Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the Science for the Carpathian Network and the Scientific Network for the Caucasus Mountain Region
The Science for the Carpathians Network (S4C) and the Scientific Network for the Caucasus Mountain Region (SNC-mt) joint hands to link scientists working in the Carpathians and Caucasus, empower academic and scientific institutions and establish prerequisite to level the playing field for research and development in these countries.
On 24thof June at 12:30 pm Scientific Network for Caucasus Mountain Region represented by Scientific Steering Group (SSG) and Science for the Carpathians represented by the Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) signed a memorandum of understanding for the following years. The memorandum of understanding was signed at the International Scientific Conference 6th Forum Carpaticum.
Cooperation between these networks will ensure the coordination of research and collaboration across disciplines and national boundaries, advocate a pan-Carpathian research area, facilitate the development of research capacities and fostering dialogue between research, policy and practice as well as improve research capacity for and within the Caucasus region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Russian Federation, Turkey), to make the Caucasus more prominent in European and global contexts, to strengthen the nexus between scientists, practitioners and decision-makers and to link research to the needs of sustainable development and environmental protection
Both S4C and SCN-mt are coordinating their activities and cooperating with the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI), the International Scientific Committee on Research in the Alps (ISCAR), and other relevant scientific networks, but at the same time, are committed to developing scientific and transdisciplinary approaches fitted to the respective context of the Carpathian and the Caucasus regions. These networks are supported by and cooperate with the UNEP Office in Vienna, Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention, which works on international mountain ecosystems. The aforementioned organisations are partners and have invested time and resources in the promotion of both networks.
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