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NATO - Russia scientific cooperation

Si tratta di azioni finalizzate a supportare le attività di collaborazione tra i Paesi NATO e la Federazione Russa su alcune tematiche di ricerca, inerenti alla sicurezza, individuate come prioritarie ("Priority Topics").

I destinatari del programma sono scienziati dei Paesi membri NATO e della Federazione Russa. Il partenariato deve prevedere scienziati di entrambi i raggruppamenti di Paesi.

Le tematiche sono le seguenti:

A. Defence against terrorist threats, as follows:

  1. Explosives Detection: Cooperative scientific research leading to improved methods for rapidly detecting both trace and bulk explosives. Particular attention will be given to Stand-Off Detection of Explosives (STANDEX) Programme taking into account the latest achievements of modern science.
  2. Information Technology-based Threats: Cooperative research to strengthen the security of global, interlinked systems that are often vulnerable to terrorist attack. Cooperative scientific research is foreseen to improve the understanding of terrorists’ methods in using information technology.
  3. Study of Human Factors in Defence Against Terrorism: (Motivations of Terrorism) cooperative research to deepen the understanding of motivations of terrorists’ activity, including a social science dimension. In this context, the experience of the Virtual Forum provides a useful basis for attracting more discussion and research.

B. Countering other threats to security, as follows:

  1. Defence-related environmental security: cooperative research leading to the development of measures for the prevention of ecological disasters and the mitigation of its consequences as well as cooperative efforts to deal with the environmental consequences of past, present and future military activities. The focus should be on safeguarding atmospheric and water quality.
  2. Eco-terrorism: cooperative research leading to the development of measures for the prevention of ecological terrorism. Take all necessary steps, to this effect, to make the Prototype of International Situational Centre within the framework of ECOTER project fully operational.
  3. Disaster forecast and prevention of catastrophes: cooperative research to improve the understanding of the causes of both natural and manmade disasters as well as factors associated with resilience to such disasters. The emphasis should be placed on such topics as prediction of earthquakes, use of information technologies for effective dealing with emergencies provoked by disasters, technological and intellectual terrorism in integrated technological systems, protection of civil population from chemical, biological and radiological materials in case of man-made catastrophes, including terrorists’ action, protecting society from multi-hazard implications, use of telemedicine.

C. Countering other threats to security – only nationally-funded projects, as follows:

  1. Modelling sustainable consumption (e.g. food, energy, materials, fiscal measures and environmental costing).
  2. Food security in times of natural disaster or other non-CBRN events.
  3. Security-related regional studies involving three or more neighbouring partners.
  4. Biotechnology/bioscience (infectious diseases, life sciences, medical science, agricultural science) not related to CBRN events.

Nell'ambito delle priorità tematiche sopra citate, sono eleggibili azioni analoghe a quelle di cui sopra: Science for Peace projects (SfPs), Advanced Training Courses (ATCs), Advanced Study Institutes (ASIs) e Advanced Research Workshops (ARWs).

ATCs, ASIs e ARWs di norma hanno luogo in Russia.

Le proposte possono essere presentate in qualsiasi momento.