On 25 September, deputies of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus took part in the seminar entitled "Legislative support of scientific, technical and innovation activity: realities, problems, prospects" to study the practice of the law enforcement and cooperation with the local authorities.
According to the Chairman of the NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov, about 600 regulations are governing different areas of scientific activity in the country. All the main provisions have been regulated, but there are still some issues. In particular, private science requires other legislative approaches due to a public-private partnership developing. “We are working constructively with our Parliament to discuss various problems together, to find solutions and prepare regulations. And it is very important that the Academy of Sciences is entrusted with the examination of all legislative acts,” Vladimir Gusakov said.
Igor Marzalyuk, Chairman of the Standing Commission on Education, Culture and Science of the House of Representatives, corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, noted that science is the main driver of economic development, which is why legislative support and ensuring scientific and innovative activities are so important.
Boleslav Pirshtuk, Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, emphasized that they must create the legal conditions and basis for growth paths and make amendments to the bills that will work ahead of the curve.
The parliamentarians analyzed strategic directions of science development and the needs of the scientific community to have legislative approaches. They also discussed current trends for improving the legislative regulation of scientific, technical and innovative activities, intellectual property, certification of highly qualified scientists, etc. The parliamentarians also visited the Museum of History of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
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