Cooperation agreement signed between Eurispes and the North-West Open Technical University – NWOTU in St. Petersburg
The President of Eurispes, Gian Maria Fara, signed the scientific and cultural cooperation agreement submitted by Prof. Natalia E. Petrova, Director General of the North-West Open Technical University – NWOTU in St. Petersburg.
The objective of the agreement is to promote studies and research of common interest aimed at investigating issues related to the main changes related to the implementation of sustainable development policies and plans that, with 2021, have entered a phase of great acceleration throughout the world, following the recommendations of the United Nations on the “Decade of Action”.
In particular, Eurispes and the NWTO will organise joint initiatives aimed at promoting and boosting collaboration between the various scientific disciplines operating in the economic, social and environmental spheres in accordance with the guidelines of the “Science-Policy Interface – SPI” programme that follows the UN’s 2030 Agenda and the principles it contains on the “social and ethical responsibility of science”.
The collaboration between Eurispes and the University of St. Petersburg, the most important distance learning institution in Russia, will refer to a joint programme of activities elaborated with the heads of a specific “Research Centre for Industrial Innovations” established in August 2021 and directed by Prof. Elena Repman.
In the letter proposing the agreement, Prof. Natalia E. Petrova pointed out that the choice of Eurispes as a partner in the initiative was motivated by the fact that the Italian institute is considered to be among “the best think tanks at international level in terms of importance and authoritativeness” and has distinguished itself in particular for its contribution “to the emergence of numerous hidden or little-known social phenomena”. For its part, President Gian Maria Fara warmly endorsed the decision to focus on the common challenge of sustainable development and the need to facilitate cooperation between the various scientific disciplines involved, which are still too often stagnant and confined to their specific fields.