There are a number of international funding sources supporting joint scientific activities. One of the most efficient is the NATO Science Committee. In the last few years its programs placed emphasis primarily on the following priority areas: Disarmament technologies; Environmental security; High technologies; Science and technology policy; Computer networking. Recently a set of Priority Research Topics has been identified in three areas: Defense against Terrorism, Countering Other Threats to Security and Partner Country Priorities. One of the main goals is to assist Partner Countries in their transition towards market-oriented, environmentally sound economy. The national awards in the period 1993–2004 are given and their characteristics discussed. Some conclusions for the future cooperation are drawn.
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