Gheorghe DUCA, academician

doctor habilitat în chimie, profesor universitar
preşedintele Academiei de Ştiinţe a Moldovei

Republica Moldova
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(JRC) OBSERVATIONS FROM THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

With the adoption of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020, Horizon 2020 and the related specific programmes for the activities of the JRC, 2013 was a particularly important year for the JRC. In a time of difficult economic circumstances and tough austerity measures for public budgets, the JRC succeeded in bringing its concept and envisaged actions through the legislative process. The Board of Governors, whose members are nominated by the Member States and Associated Countries, followed the negotiation process through an Ad hoc Group working in close contact with the JRC. The Board welcomes the final decisions which will provide a solid foundation for the coming years.

In 2013, the Board of Governors continued to provide advice to the JRC on questions related to strategic management and to endorse, when appropriate, the JRC’s scientific activities. The Board met in February, June and November to discuss issues such as the JRC activities in the framework of Horizon 2020, the contribution of the JRC to the European Research Area, the JRC’s scientific support to the Danube Strategy, and a wide range of thematic and strategic issues for the JRC, including the medium-term investment necessities for the JRC sites.

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Source: JRC Annual Report 2013, page 4-5