South Asia regional position paper on Horizon 2020 societal challenges

Richard Haigh, Dilanthi Amaratunga, Champika Liyanage, Kanchana Ginige, S Arambepola, Rishiraj Dutta

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This position paper is a summary of the South Asian region’s status and interests concerning the seven thematic societal challenges identified under the EU’s Horizon 2020 research programme: Health, demographic change and wellbeing; Food security, sustainable agricultures, marine and maritime research and the bio-based economy; Clean and efficient energy; Smart, green and integrated transport; Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials; A changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies; and, Secure societies - protecting freedom and security of the country and its citizens. This paper considers the position of seven countries in South Asia: Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Maldives; Nepal; Pakistan; and, Sri Lanka. It also identifies national and regional priorities for the seven themes under consideration.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages52
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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