More than 200 participants learned about the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Connect (EaP Connect) project and the Belarusian research and education network at an international conference held in Minsk on 21 November.
The event was organised by the United Institute of Informatics Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (UIIP NASB), around the issue of ‘Development of Informatisation and the State System of Scientific and Technical Information’.
The conference focused on the development of digital transformation of the economy, social sphere and public administration in Belarus. It also looked at the main changes in and technologies of digital transformation; the development of new approaches to the creation of information technologies and the information infrastructure of Belarus; the creation and implementation of systems for scientific and technical information; information support for science and education based on modern information and telecommunication technologies, and the organisation of a common scientific and information space.
Scientists and experts from Azerbaijan, Belarus and Ukraine attended the conference and exhibition.
The EaP Connect project aims to create a regional research and education network in the EU’s Eastern partner countries, namely Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The overall objective is to decrease the digital divide, improve intra-regional connectivity and facilitate the participation of local scientists, students and academics in global research and academic collaboration.
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