Science

Programme for Development of Studies and R&D for 2013-2020

Updated: 2019 01 02

The National Programme for the Development of Studies, Scientific Research and Experimental (Social and Cultural) Development for 2013–2020 was developed with a view to defining the main directions of studies, scientific research and experimental (social and cultural) development (hereinafter – SR&ED), which would encourage sustainable development of people and society, improve the country’s competitiveness, and comply with the key provisions of the following: the National Progress Strategy “Lithuanian Progress Strategy ‘Lithuania 2030’”; the National Progress Programme for 2014–2020 and the Commission Communication “Europe 2020: A strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth”.

The Programme will provide grounds for training highly qualified specialists who are able to compete on the labour market, creating conditions for high-quality SR&ED practices to form, and developing interinstitutional, intersectoral and international cooperation. The strategic objective of the Programme is to encourage the sustainable development of people and society, which improves the country’s competitiveness and creates conditions for innovation by developing studies and implementing SR&ED.

 

From national perspective, each EU member state has taken the steps to have national strategies or action plans dedicated to implementation of the European Research Area (ERA). ERA Roadmap is directly reflected in the current 2016–2018 Action Plan for the National Programme for the Development of Studies, Research and Experimental (Social and Cultural) Development for 2013–2020. The aims, objectives and planned measures in the Action Plan adequately correspond with ERA priorities and indicators, as indicated in this interface table.