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14 Feb 2017

Belarus approves Year of Science action plan

MINSK, 14 February (BelTA) – The plan of action for 2017 Year of Science was approved by Belarus’ Council of Ministers Resolution No.125 of 14 February 2017, BelTA learned from the website of the Belarusian government.

“The plan of action is a so-called roadmap for the maximum involvement of the scientific sector as the most important driving force of the country’s social and economic development in promoting Belarus’ competitive ability on the global market,” says the statement on the Belarusian government’s website.

The plan includes nearly 70 events which are aimed at improving the legal and methodological support of science; the media coverage of Belarusian scientific achievements; publishing activities of scientists; academic and research events (conferences, seminars, roundtable sessions, etc.) and others.

Special attention will be attached to supporting creative youth, discovering talented young scientists with leadership skills, patriotic education of young scientists, developing the personnel reserve and working with young specialists.

The major focus will be on innovative scientific activity and international cooperation. The plan will cover all aspects of interaction of science with the society and economic sectors.

The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus has been authorized to coordinate the implementation of the nationwide plan of action.

The events of the nationwide plan of action will be financed through the funds allocated from the national and local budgets for these purposes in 2017, and also with the help of locally available resources.

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