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Chapter: Appendix I: European Union Agreements with Iran on Cooperation in Science and Technology (2016)

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix I: European Union Agreements with Iran on Cooperation in Science and Technology (2016)." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. U.S.-Iran Engagement in Science, Engineering, and Health (2010-2016): A Resilient Program but an Uncertain Future. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24861.
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Appendix I

European Union Agreements with Iran on Cooperation in Science and Technology (2016)

This Appendix sets forth a few of the science and technology topics for cooperation of interest to the European Union (EU) and Iran. The Appendix identifies topics that may overlap with exchange activities that may be considered by U.S. nongovernmental organizations. Many additional nuclear topics included in Annex III of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) have been identified by the EU as fertile ground for collaboration.

  1. Cooperation in the Field of Nuclear Energy Several areas are included in the Euratom Call for Proposals in 2015-2016, namely, plasma physics and fusion, nuclear desalination, nuclear medicine, radiation protection—low doses; and waste management.
  2. Cooperation in Other Aspects of Energy
  • Information exchange on policies, strategies, and supply/demand forecasts.
  • Discussion of conditions for investment in the Iranian energy sector, including legal and regulatory frameworks.
  • Development of oil and gas export infrastructure to contribute to EU’s energy security.
  • Cooperation in multilateral settings related to Europe’s contribution to energy security globally and regionally.
Suggested Citation:"Appendix I: European Union Agreements with Iran on Cooperation in Science and Technology (2016)." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. U.S.-Iran Engagement in Science, Engineering, and Health (2010-2016): A Resilient Program but an Uncertain Future. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24861.
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  • Consideration of Iran’s oil and gas industry upstream, midstream, and downstream activities that increase efficiency in the electrical and renewable energy areas.
  • Development of transparent and stable regulatory frameworks and institutional capacity for attracting investments in power generation, transmission, and distribution.
  • Cooperation in renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  • Improvement of data collection and standards in energy efficiency activities.
  • Follow up to COP21 Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
  1. Cooperation in Science, Technology, Research, and Innovation
  • Participation of Iran in Horizon 2020, through expansion of bridge-building contacts, training for Horizon contact points, participation of Iranian experts in evaluations of responses to calls for proposals, and removal of barriers to mobility.
  • A working group to create a platform for exchanges and cooperation.
  • Enhanced cooperation in renewable energy, climate change, water desalination, food security, bioeconomics, and health. Specifically, Iranian stakeholders should be encouraged to join ongoing project platforms, research infrastructures, health alliances, energy for sustainable process industries, water knowledge and innovation projects, climate change investigations within the Global Earth Observation Initiative, the bioeconomy forum for agriculture, and nutrition and ocean resource programs.
  • Science and technology diplomacy including cooperation in SESAME.
  • Good innovation practices—policy, funding, and support to encourage expansion of start-up companies.
  • Participation in EU Research Councils.
  • Joint efforts in nuclear research.
  • Iranian collaboration with the EU Joint Research Center. This could involve disaster management and urbanization. Additional areas could include agriculture and crop monitoring, food safety, water resources management, air quality, and green transport.

Source: Documents made available to the public by the EU in April 2016: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-16-1441_en.htm.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix I: European Union Agreements with Iran on Cooperation in Science and Technology (2016)." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. U.S.-Iran Engagement in Science, Engineering, and Health (2010-2016): A Resilient Program but an Uncertain Future. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24861.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix I: European Union Agreements with Iran on Cooperation in Science and Technology (2016)." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. U.S.-Iran Engagement in Science, Engineering, and Health (2010-2016): A Resilient Program but an Uncertain Future. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24861.
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In 2010, the National Research Council published the report U.S-Iran Engagement in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (2000-2009). The review of the program described in detail the National Academies’ science, technology, and health cooperation program carried out jointly with partners in Iran (otherwise known as science-engagement).

The purpose of this new publication is to document the history and details of the National Academies’ program of science-engagement from 2010 through 2016, while providing a perspective in considering future science-engagement. A variety of cooperative activities, and particularly workshops that dominated science-engagement during that period, are highlighted.

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