On Approving the Long Term Research and Experimental Development Strategy and the Implementation Programme of the Provisions of the White Paper of Lithuania on Science and Technology


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Official translation
15 March 2006
 
 
Government of the Republic of Lithuania
RESOLUTION No 1646
 
of 22 December 2003
 
ON APPROVING THE LONG TERM RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY AND THE IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAMME OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE WHITE PAPER OF LITHUANIA ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
 
 
Vilnius
 
 
For the purpose of implementing the implementation measures of item 82 of the Programme of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania for 2001–2004 approved by Resolution No 1196 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 4 October 2001 (Valstybės žinios (Official Gazette) No 86-3015, 2001; No 74-3193, 2002; No 114-5134, 2003) and acting pursuant to the Long Term Development Strategy of the State approved by Resolution No IX-1187 of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania of 12 November 2002 (Valstybės žinios (Official Gazette) No 113-5029, 2002), the Government of the Republic of Lithuania has r e s o l v e d:
1. To approve the following documents (as appended):
1.1. The Long Term Research and Experimental Development Strategy;
1.2. The Implementation Programme of the Provisions of the White Paper of Lithuania on Science and Technology;
1.3. The Measures of the Implementation Programme of the Provisions of the White Paper of Lithuania on Science and Technology;
2. To charge the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Economy with the task of developing, together with the Science Council of Lithuania and the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, the monitoring measures and criteria of the implementation of the Long Term Research and Experimental Development Strategy (hereinafter referred to as the Strategy), performing an annual analysis of the results of the implementation of the Strategy and submitting proposals to the Government of the Republic of Lithuania on revising the goals and tasks of the Strategy.
3. To provide that:
3.1. The Measures of the Implementation Programme of the Provisions of the White Paper of Lithuania on Science and Technology (hereinafter referred to as the Programme) shall be funded from the general appropriations approved for the relevant implementing institutions of the Programme in the Budget of the Republic of Lithuania and the State Investment Programme as well as from other funds.
3.2. The funds required for the implementation of the Programme shall be adjusted by drafting a Law on Approving the Annual Financial Indicators of the State Budget of the Republic of Lithuania and Municipal Budgets and the State Investment Programme.
3.3. Where the circumstances permit, the measures for the Implementation of the Programme shall be funded from the resources of the structural funds of international organisations and the European Union.
 
Prime Minister                                                                                    Algirdas Brazauskas
 
Minister of Science and Education                                                     Algirdas Monkevičius
 
 
APPROVED by
Resolution No 1646 of the Government of the
Republic of Lithuania
of 22 December 2003
 
 
 
Long Term Research and EXPERIMENTAL DeveloPment Strategy
 
 
 
I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
1. The plans for drawing up the Long Term Research and Experimental Development Strategy (hereinafter referred to as the Strategy) were set out in item 82 of Chapter III “Development of Information and Knowledge Society” of the Programme of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania for 2001–2004 approved by Resolution No 1196 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 4 October 2001 (Valstybės žinios (Official Gazette) No 86-3015, 2001; No 74-3193, 2002; No 114-5134, 2003).
2. The Strategy was drawn up in accordance with the Long Term Development Strategy of the State approved by Resolution No IX-1187 of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania of 12 November 2002 (Valstybės žinios (Official Gazette) No 113-5029, 2002), for the purpose of implementing the Long Term Economic Development Strategy of Lithuania until 2015 approved by Resolution 853 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 12 June 2002 (Valstybės žinios (Official Gazette) No 60-2424, 2002) and, also, having regard to the White Paper of Lithuania on Science and Technology, the World Bank’s report entitled “Lithuania Aiming for a Knowledge Economy” and other sources. The Strategy complies with the goals and measures laid down in the Lisbon (2000) and Barcelona (2002) resolutions of the European Union.
3. The main goal of the Long Term Development Strategy of the State is to create an environment conducive to the growth of the country’s material and spiritual wealth, which is broadly defined in terms of a knowledge society, a safe society and competitive economy. Research and experimental (technological) development (hereinafter referred to as R&D) is closely related to a knowledge society and a competitive economy, therefore, this Strategy inevitably overlaps with the strategy for the development of a competitive economy, which is based on the development of a knowledge society.
4. This Strategy, as well as the Long Term Strategy of the State, covers the period until 2015.
 
II. R&D ANALYSIS
 
5. Strengths:
5.1. Lithuania has a well-developed potential of applied research in many fields (most notably biotechnology, electronics, lasers, mechanics, informatics, agriculture and other) and also a system of higher education and research institutions.
5.2. In recent years vast development of the information and telecommunications infrastructure has taken place.
5.3. Lithuanian industry is made up of branches that use many fundamental technologies, such as information, mechanical, chemical, radioactive, electronic, laser and biological technologies, which provides the potential for the application of new technologies, and allows industry and research to benefit from each other.
5.4. Lithuania already produces a number of high technology products, which are competitive in the global market, and provides knowledge intensive services.
5.5. There is a sufficient concentration of industry and science. Certain cities, notably Vilnius and Kaunas, have a well-developed infrastructure of physical, technological and business services, and a variety of industrial branches provides good conditions for launching and developing business.
5.6. There is a sufficient variety of research directions, thus, the conditions for the synthesis of knowledge from different fields and the creation of original products are favourable.
5.7. Lithuania has a culture of appreciation of knowledge and education.
6. Weaknesses (they mostly arise due to the fact that the strengths referred to in point 5 do not fully meet the quality requirements or their use is insufficient or inappropriate to attain the beneficial results):
6.1. Lithuania’s economy is still weak and not capable of financing research and experimental development. The material resources of research have deteriorated as a result of poor funding, while the scientific potential has not been fulfilled by young scientists during the last decade.
6.2. The links between science and industry are weak, the introduction of innovations is slow, the industry is not ready to benefit from scientific advances and the supply of science to industry is underdeveloped.
6.3. The level of entrepreneurship remains too low for sophisticated business strategies to be implemented and for the transition from technologies based on natural resources and cheap labour to the more productive ones as well as higher added value products. According to the technological competitiveness index, Lithuania is among the worst European Union candidate states, and its ratings in terms of the quality of public institutions are not any higher.
6.4. The share of high technology industries in total production is only slightly above 5 per cent.
6.5. The legal, financial and institutional policy of the state does not encourage technological progress, and the correlation between research funding and final results is weak.
6.6. Lithuania lags far behind the European Union Member States in the area of computerisation and use of information technologies.
6.7. Due to a lack of suitable jobs in Lithuania, qualified specialists leave to work abroad.
6.8. Lithuanian R&D is poorly integrated into the European Union’s Research and Development Area.
6.9. The R&D statistics is insufficient for analysing and managing the R&D processes.
6.10. There is no permanent scientific system for monitoring and analysing the R&D process.
7. Possibilities (many of the R&D possibilities are related to Lithuania’s membership in the European Union: The proper use of the European Union’s financial and technical assistance and the strengthening of co-operative relations with other participants of the European Research Area will allow Lithuania to address national R&D objectives more successfully.):
7.1. The improvement of economic situation and competition in the European Union markets will provide new possibilities and encourage higher investment in R&D.
7.2. The integration into the common European Union’s Research Area will create conditions for reinforcing European R&D management principles.
7.3. By drawing on the good experience of the European Union in the field of R&D, Lithuania will be able to create its own encouragement and support model, which would comply with the European practices of introducing innovations.
7.4. Integration into NATO will allow the country to contribute to defence research programmes. This will ensure a more versatile use of the country’s R&D system.
7.5. The concentration of material and human resources in the most perspective directions of research and implementation of new technologies will enable a rapid improvement of research quality and a more efficient use of research results.
7.6. With the increase in the quality of human resources, level of entrepreneurship and provided there is an adequate support from the state, not only will the share of high technology industries increase, but also traditional industries will employ more productive technologies.
7.7. It is expected that the most radical 21st Century innovations will be developed at the juncture of computer science, precise mechanics, electronics and biology where Lithuania has a sufficient R&D potential and tradition.
8. Threats:
8.1. If the initial problematic stage of the integration into the European Union lasts too long, it may substantially hinder the transition to the rational R&D policy.
8.2. The lack of resourcefulness may prevent the necessary reforms of higher education, research organization and funding, promotion of innovations and institutional reforms from being carried out.
8.3. The co-operation between partners – science, business and government, may be impeded by discussions on the realisation of R&D policy.
8.4. There may be a lack of coordination between the processes of the training of specialists and job creation, which would worsen the “brain drain” problem.
8.5. The decline of the social and economical situation caused by external and domestic reasons may result in a lower funding.
 
III. R&D VISION
 
9. In 2015, Lithuania will already be an old member of NATO and the European Union and the latter will be the greatest integrated market in the world, and the most advanced research and development area based on a well-developed intellectual co-operation. By 2015, after modernizing its economic strategy and the economic policy of the state by benefiting from the European Union’s financial and technical assistance and drawing on the experience of the NATO and the European Union, Lithuania will have increased its gross domestic product (hereinafter referred to as the GDP) two to two and a half times and will be ready to catch up in economic development with the Western European Union Member States over a further 15–20 year period.
10. Globalisation is rapidly changing the role and conditions of R&D. In Lithuania, over a medium term period, the possibilities for cheap labour driven economic growth will have been exhausted and R&D will become the most important growth factor. Under conditions of globalisation, R&D policy will be an inseparable part of the European Union’s policy. The European Union has set a target of creating knowledge society in the forthcoming decade; in 2015, Lithuania may have achieved a similar level in this field.
11. The speeding up of internationalisation of knowledge and abilities will strengthen the tendency towards the internationalisation of R&D and, hence, industry. Investment will be directed where competence and abilities are required. Talent in turn will accumulate where there are better jobs and living conditions (i.e. where there is higher investment in R&D and where such investment is encouraged). European centres of excellence as well as the associations of research institutions and enterprises for the production and use of knowledge will be established in the areas chosen by Lithuania. The State will take steps to make Lithuania attractive for investment in R&D and will encourage knowledge based industry to emerge and develop. Conditions conducive to research will be created and the incentives for scientists to work together with industry will emerge.
 
IV. MISSION OF THE STATE
 
12. Although science is a rather autonomous area and the introduction of research results largely depends on private companies, the role of the state in R&D is nevertheless a great one. The Long Term Strategy of the State as well as the European Union’s Lisbon Resolution (2000) provide for the following major commitments of the state in the field of R&D:
12.1. to improve the legal and economic environment conducive to encouraging the development of a knowledge economy as well as institutional organisation;
12.2. to support R&D so that it would become the most important factor facilitating the effectiveness and competitiveness of industrial, agricultural, construction and services’ branches in the global market;
12.3. to improve the environment for private investment in research, provide conditions for partnership between science and business, and the starting up of high technology companies, and use tax policy, risk capital and European Union funds for this purpose;
12.4. to improve the quality of research, focusing on the European Research Area, support joint projects with other countries;
12.5. to ensure the necessary scientific and technological competence of the country;
12.6. to create an efficient national innovations system which would ensure favourable conditions for the development and dissemination of new technologies and methods of operation;
12.7. to set up a statistical data bank for analysing R&D policy.
 
GOALS OF THE STRATEGY
 
13. The main goal is to strengthen the country’s scientific and technological potential, seeking to use it as effectively as possible for speeding up the country’s progress and increasing its competitiveness, while taking into account Lithuania’s limited resources.
14. The R&D policy goals are specified and revised after carrying out an objective assessment of the country’s needs and possibilities as well as the role of international co-operation. Currently, the following strategic goals have been set:
14.1. Lithuania has to become a knowledge society by 2015.
14.2. In the next 7 years, the system of interaction between science and industry must be in compliance with the European practice of introduction of innovations.
14.3. By 2010, R&D expenses from all sources of funding have to increase by 3 per cent of GDP so that private R&D expenses would make up 2 per cent of GDP.
14.4. In the next 10 years, the share of high technology industries has to increase to 20 per cent of GDP.
14.5. In the next 5 years, computer literacy of population has to reach 70 per cent;
14.6. The Lithuanian R&D system has to integrate into the EU’s Science and Technology Area.
14.7. The development of R&D has to become a clear priority in utilizing European Union Structural Funds.
 
VI. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STRATEGY
 
15. This Strategy shall be implemented in stages, and its goals shall be revised, if needed (taking into account the existing domestic and external situation). The Implementation Programme of the Provisions of the White Paper of Lithuania on Science and Technology shall be the first stage of the implementation of this Strategy. In the second stage of implementation of the Strategy, until 2011, the Strategy shall be implemented for the purpose of implementing Measure No 5 of Goal No 1 of point 39, measures No 1–5, 7–14, 16–19 and 21–27 of Goal No 1 of point 92, measures No 3 and 9 of Goal No 2 of point 92 of the National Programme for the Implementation of the Lisbon Strategy approved by Resolution No 1270 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 22 November 2005 (Valstybės žinios (Official Gazette) No 139-5019, 2005) and, also, the implementation measures of the Plan for the Development of Higher Education System of Lithuania for 2006–2010 approved by Resolution No 335 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 5 April 2006 (Valstybės žinios (Official Gazette) No 39-1394, 2006), related to research and experimental development. In the third stage, in 2011–2015, the Strategy shall be implemented for the purpose of implementing the Action Plan for the 3rd Stage of Implementation of the Strategy approved by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.
 
 
16. For the purpose of a consistent implementation of the Strategy, the Governments’ programmes should envisage a separate R&D chapter which shall be drafted, taking into account the achieved goals of R&D policy, the country’s resources and new challenges as well as the results of monitoring and analysis of the Long Term Development Strategy of the State.
 
 
 
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APPROVED by
Resolution No 1646 of the Government of the
Republic of Lithuania
of 22 December 2003
 
 
 
Implementation Programme of the Provisions of the White Paper of Lithuania on Science and Technology;
 
 
 
I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
1. The Programme for the Implementation of the Provisions of the White Paper of Lithuania on Science and Technology (hereinafter referred to as the Programme) was drawn up in accordance with the Long Term Development Strategy of the State approved by Resolution No IX-1187 of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania of 12 November 2002 (Valstybės žinios (Official Gazette) No 113-5029, 2002), for the purpose of implementing item 82 of Chapter III “Development of Information and Knowledge Society” of the implementation measures of the Programme of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania for 2001–2004 approved by Resolution No 1196 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 4 October 2001 (Valstybės žinios (Official Gazette) No 86-3015, 2001; No 74-3193, 2002; No 114-5134, 2003), the Long Term Economic Development Strategy of Lithuania until 2015 approved by Resolution 853 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 12 June 2002 (Valstybės žinios (Official Gazette) No 60-2424, 2002) and, also, having regard to the White Paper of Lithuania on Science and Technology and other sources. This Programme represents the first stage of the Implementation of the Long Term Research and Experimental Development Strategy.
2. The starting year of the programme’s implementation is 2003 and the end is 2005.
3. The implementing institutions of the programme are the Ministry of Education and Science, other public institutions and bodies, institutions of science and studies.
 
II. CURRENT STATUS
 
4. The possibilities and prospects of Lithuania’s development are determined by many factors, the most important being the challenges of globalisation and the processes of integration into the European Union and NATO. A major driving force of globalisation is high technology advancement. Globalisation not only opens up wider markets and allows easy access to new technologies and capital, it also raises different challenges, such as global competitiveness, the spread of things like mediocre mass culture. Only competitive states, capable of adjusting to the changing market conditions, will be able to benefit from the advantages of globalisation. Lithuania, striving to avoid the negative consequences of globalisation, and benefit from the opportunities for development that globalisation has to offer and co-operate with other states on an equal footing, will have to address many national objectives. The integration into the European Union, which opens up new possibilities and provides new resources, is one of the critical measures facilitating the materialization of national interests.
5. Sustained or balanced development of the country is the most important goal during the period of globalisation, technological progress, and integration in the most important global structures. Sustained development covers all major areas of material and spiritual well-being. The contents of the material and spiritual well-being are represented by the following components:
5.1. stable economic development;
5.2. healthy natural environment now and in the future;
5.3. physical, legal and social security of individuals;
5.4. development of human capital;
5.5. development of civil society;
5.6. culture and recreation.
6. Sustained economic, social, cultural and political development of the country provides a solid basis for full-fledged co-operation with other states and for benefiting from the advantages offered by globalisation.
7. Research and experimental (technological) development (hereinafter referred to as R&D) and innovations are closely related to all the country’s development areas. R&D is the most important factor affecting the country’s sustained development, a crucial measure that facilitates the attainment of material and spiritual well-being. Knowledge, and the ability to benefit from the newest advances, and create new knowledge and technologies is the primary driving force of different spheres of life, and especially of modern economics. It is perceived in the world’s developed states that innovations and knowledge intensive economy, the ability to create and apply new knowledge in all spheres of life is one of the crucial conditions for the country’s development and modernisation. Many states of the world perceive knowledge society as a goal to be pursued or as an already existing phenomenon. Lithuania also seeks to create a knowledge society and the main direction or way for developing it should be through the white papers of Lithuania on science and technology as a means of implementation of the provisions of the long term science and technology development strategy of the state.
8. Lithuania, in pursuing the path of sustained development, has to set up and develop modern, dynamic, competitive economy based on innovations, modern scientific knowledge and the introduction of new technologies. R&D should find its way to all the development areas of Lithuania.
 
III. GOAL OF THE PROGRAMME
 
9. The main goal of the Programme is to pursue a sustained development of the country: ensure a long term systematic development of science and technology, provide conditions for establishing in Lithuania a society based on research, development of technologies and innovations.
 
IV. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAMME AND TASKS
 
10. The main directions for the implementation of the programme are as follows:
10.1. Encouragement of the development of science and technologies (in particular, information) and innovations based thereon in all areas of social life and economics.
10.2. Carrying out of regular strategic surveys of the country’s development, allowing for the analysis and assessment of its situation objectively and to plan perspective directions and ways of development.
10.3. Giving priority to the investment in human resources as well as the preservation and development of the country’s intellectual potential.
10.4. Support for private and public initiatives facilitating the creation of knowledge society.
10.5. Promotion of close co-operation between academic and business communities.
11. Under the Programme, the following strategic tasks of science and technology development, which will contribute to the creation of knowledge based economy, knowledge society and the pursuit of balanced development, shall be implemented:
11.1. Better co-ordination of science and technology development policy by concentrating the tasks of its formation and execution in the hands of one institution.
11.2. Preparation of the strategies for all the vital development areas of the country (white papers), their implementation programmes, according to which, an overall development strategy of the state shall be drawn up.
11.3. Promotion of R&D and innovations based thereon in all the vital development areas of the country.
11.4. Support of the development of knowledge intensive industries as a necessary basis for the country’s economic progress.
11.5. A more effective orientation of the state system of research institutions towards applied research.
11.6. Intensification of international co-operation by conducting applied research, in particular, for the purpose of enabling all Lithuanian business companies (even the small ones) to access the resources of global research results, which is new practical knowledge.
11.7. Giving priority to research development in such directions as:
11.7.1. research significant for the country’s economy (in particular, for those branches of industry that already contribute to the country’s economic progress and social welfare, while also focusing on intellectual labour intensive industries);
11.7.2. high level research in priority areas of science that have been recognised as such by the European Union;
11.7.3. research conducted within the framework of participation in international programmes or specific projects facilitating the use of the results of globalisation and integration into the European Science Area;
11.7.4. research at an international level providing the possibility to benefit from the achievements of global science.
11.8. Giving particular attention to the priority areas of science vital to facilitating the development of high technology industry, and starting without delay a series of pilot projects in the most successful R&D areas (lasers, biotechnology, software, materials science, mechatronics and other).
11.9. Development of regular research required for the preparation of the Long Term Research and Experimental Development Strategy (in Social Sciences and the Arts), the results of which would help determine the relations between economic, social, cultural and political factors.
11.10. Improvement of the legal basis in order to provide the most favourable conditions for investment in the development of technologies, and the setting up of business incubators, science and technology parks.
11.11. Creation of a favourable environment for the investment of foreign high technology companies in Lithuania.
11.12. Improvement of methods and ways of collection, processing and presentation of the statistical data on R&D in Lithuania.
11.13. Ensuring that the number and qualifications of specialists trained matches the market needs.
11.14. Using a portion of funds assigned in the Budget of the Republic of Lithuania for science purposes to support the R&D work carried out by the state institutions of science and studies jointly with other economic agents.
11.15. Introduction of a system of encouragement and supervision of R&D enabling to regularly assess the efficiency of investment and the use of means.
11.16. Creation of a knowledge society: ensuring the integration of science, education and economy, developing the principle of lifelong learning, and encouraging public activity.
11.17. Improvement of the mechanisms of interaction between legislative and executive bodies as well as the public, and support for citizens’ initiatives contributing to the creation of a knowledge society.
 
V. FUNDING AND MONITORING OF PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION
 
12. This Programme shall be funded from the general appropriations approved for the relevant implementing institutions of the Programme in the Budget of the Republic of Lithuania and the State Investment Programme as well as from other funds. Where the circumstances permit, the Programme may be financed from the resources allocated to the Republic of Lithuania by international organisations as well as the allocations from European Union Structural Funds.
13. The funds required for the implementation of the Programme shall be adjusted by drafting a Law on Approving the Annual Financial Indicators of the State Budget of the Republic of Lithuania and Municipal Budgets and the State Investment Programme.
14. The implementation of the Programme shall be co-ordinated, analysed and its execution monitored by the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Economy. The assessment criteria of implementation of the Programme shall be the general expenditure on R&D and economic expenditure on R&D (as a percentage of GDP), as well as the change dynamics of the expenditure.
 
 
 
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Approved by
Resolution No 1646 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania
of 22 December 2003
 
 
 
Measures of the implementation programme of the provisions of the white paper of lithuania on science and technology
 
I. Planned measures
 
  No. Nr.
  Measure
  Implementing institutions
  Implementation timescale
  Preliminary funding need, LTL thousands
1.
Orientate research towards practical applications:
Ministry of Education and Science, Science Council of Lithuania, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Lithuanian State Studies and Science Foundation, Lithuanian Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education, Ministry of Agriculture, Information Society Development Committee under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania
 
 
1.1.
Approve and apply the procedure for funding research projects in priority areas of Lithuania’s research and experimental development
Ministry of Education and Science, Lithuanian State Studies and Science Foundation
from Q4 of 2003
LTL 3800 in 2003, subsequently LTL 4000 per annum
1.2.
Form virtual interdisciplinary centres (networks), and set up co-ordination councils of the priority areas of science
Ministry of Education and Science, Science Council of Lithuania, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, institutions of science and studies
Q2 of 2004
 
1.3.
Update the material resources of research and experimental (technological) development (hereinafter referred to as R&D) of science centres in priority areas of R&D
institutions of science and studies, Ministry of Education and Science
ongoing throughout the programme
LTL 4000 per annum
1.4.
Develop and approve the following research programmes:
 
 
 
 
Social prosperity research and social policy modelling
Ministry of Education and Science, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Agriculture
Q1 of 2004
 
 
Monitoring of Lithuania’s social-economic development and social policy design under the conditions of euro integration and globalisation in creation of knowledge society
Ministry of Education and Science, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Agriculture
Q1 of 2004
 
 
Applied Research and Experimental Development Programme of Knowledge Society Development
Information Society Development Committee under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania
Q4 of 2004
 
1.5.
Study the possibilities and feasibility of merging the state research institutions specialising in the area of technology
Ministry of Education and Science, Science Council of Lithuania, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Economy
Q4 of 2004
 
2.
Implement the High Technology Development Programme
Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Economy, Lithuanian State Studies and Science Foundation
ongoing throughout the programme
LTL 3800 in 2003, subsequently LTL 4000 per annum
3.
Apply and improve the methodology for the funding of research and technological development, taking account of the results of institutions’ activities
Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Finance
ongoing throughout the programme
 
4.
Encourage participation of the institutions of science and studies, business companies in the EU’s Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, EUREKA and COST projects
Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Agriculture, higher education institutions, Lithuanian State Studies and Science Foundation
ongoing throughout the programme
LTL 10309 in 2003, subsequently LTL 4900 per annum
5.
Expand bilateral international co-operation in the field of science and technology, paying a particular attention to the involvement of business companies in the co-operation
Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Economy
ongoing throughout the programme
LTL 100 per annum
6.
Draft proposals on selection criteria for R&D projects applying for the European Union’s Structural Funds Assistance
Ministry of Education and Science, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Science Council of Lithuania
Q1 of 2004
 
7.
Ensure the compilation and analysis of statistical data:
Department of Statistics under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Finance
 
 
7.1.
Improve the system of statistical indicators of innovation activities, collect data for the publication “Development of Innovation Activities”
Department of Statistics under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, Ministry of Economy
ongoing throughout the programme
 
7.2.
Study the possibilities for supplementing company balance sheet forms so as to make them willing to compile and analyse their R&D activities’ indicators and present them to the Department of Statistics under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania
Ministry of Finance, Department of Statistics under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, Ministry of Education and Science
Q4 of 2003
 
8.
Prepare a summary of the publication “Frascati Manual“
Department of Statistics under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, Ministry of Education and Science
Q4 of 2003
30
9.
Create a knowledge society by developing the principle of lifelong learning:
Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Agriculture, Information Society Development Committee under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, Chamber of Agriculture, Lithuanian Agricultural Advisory Service, Labour Economy and Training Methodology Service
 
 
9.1.
Develop a strategy for ensuring lifelong learning and an action plan for its implementation
Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry Social Security and Labour
Q1 of 2004
13
9.2.
Support projects on informal adult education
Ministry of Education and Science
ongoing throughout the programme
LTL 113 per annum
9.3.
Introduce open source software in public institutions
Information Society Development Committee under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania
Q4 of 2005
1475
9.4.
Improve the system of education, training, consultation and information of agricultural workers, develop the relationship between science and industry
Ministry of Agriculture, Chamber of Agriculture, Lithuanian Agricultural Advisory Service, Labour Economy and Training Methodology Service
ongoing throughout the programme
LTL 4500 per annum
10.
Develop a legislative mechanism for ensuring the interaction between legislative, executive bodies and the public
Ministry of Justice
Q4 of 2004
150
 
II. Preliminary funding need by IMplementing institution
 
 
 
  No. No.
  Implementing institution of the Programme
  Preliminary funding need, LTL thousands
  2003
  2004
  2005
  Total by implementing institution
1.
Lithuanian State Studies and Science Foundation
9369
10200
10200
29769
2.
Ministry of Education and Science
7597
1363
1363
10323
3.
Ministry of Agriculture
4500
4500
4500
13500
4.
Ministry of Economy
1169
1550
1550
4269
5.
Information Society Development Committee under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania
625
380
470
1475
6.
Ministry of Justice
75
75
 
150
7.
Department of Statistics under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania
30
 
 
30
8.
Institutions of science and studies
4000
4000
4000
12000
 
Total for the implementation of the programme
27365
22068
22083
71516