EU Minister / Deputy Head of Delegation to Pakistan Ms. Anne Marchal spoke about EU programs in Pakistan, especially EU Program Horizon 2020 and called upon Pakistan scientists to benefit from this funding by sending maximum mutual research projects proposals.
She was speaking at a seminar on “EU Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)” at Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF). The Seminar was organized by Pakistan Science Foundation in collaboration with EU Delegation to Pakistan and Ministry of Science and Technology.
Seminar was aimed at introducing European Union (EU) Research and Innovation Program Horizon 2020 to Pakistani scientists for inviting maximum joint research proposals from them.
PSF Chairman Maj. ® Qaisar Majeed Maik and PSF Director Research Support Dr. Mirza Habib Ali were also present on this occasion. The seminar was attended by heads of S&T organizations, a large number of researchers and scientists.
Her Excellency Ms. Anne Marchal, speaking on EU-Pakistan Relations said it is an all encompassing relationship and Horizon 2020 is a peace based project being run under the cooperation agreement and strategic engagement plan on S&T. She said S&T is a pillar of the EU and Asia connectivity. She also highlighted the achievements of Nobel Laureate Swiss-French Scientist Madam Curie and the programs being run in her name.
Chairman PSF Maj. ® Dr. Qaisar Majeed Maik in his welcome address said that all S&T organizations working under the Ministry of Science and Technology are not only providing equal opportunity to all qualified Men & Women.
He said Pakistan has a growing pool of scientists and engineers. Recently, Pakistan Science Foundation has taken an advance by announcing Science Talent Farming Scheme for students of Intermediate level wherein it has been ensured that the participation of girls and boys from under developed regions is preserved without any gender discrimination.
PSF Director Research Support Dr. Mirza Habib Ali speaking on the occasion thanked Her Excellency for EU collaboration in S&T research and innovation projects.
He also highlighted PSF’s ongoing Competitive Research Project and funding available under it. He thanked PSF Chairman and Ministry of Science and Technology for support to the PSF’s Research Program.