Objectives

  • To create the necessary conditions to encourage the unification of efforts of people professionally engaged in: ‘tutoring’ and ‘research and development’. Included would be detailed activities in the fields of: biotechnology, environmental protection and healthcare. Other major aspects covered would include: the economic costs and benefits, the legal implications and requirements and the application of ICT in all areas.
  • To coordinate the activities of its members in the purposeful and effective application of scientific achievements. To assist people who wish to upgrade their professional qualifications or to re-qualify by integrating them in such projects. To create both interest and opportunities, within relevant educational structures, with the aim of encouraging young people to achieve professional qualifications in the fields listed above and in new trends, as they arise. 
  • To provide both support and encouragement, of its members creative initiatives, for the development of new technologies and expansion of environmental protection.
  • Cooperation in the improvement of biotechnological and healthcare education, and all related teaching, throughout the school system (primary, secondary and higher), in order to create the prerequisites to enable students’ progression to professional qualifications.
  • Establishment of partnerships with relevant institutions, in order to set out the methodological frameworks necessary to achieve successful training regimes such as: ‘Apprenticeships’, ‘Work-Linked Training’ and ‘Life Long Learning’.
  • Support for the creation of an appropriate infrastructure to enable the delivery of ‘skills for work’ training where ICT is involved. It would cover a broad range of opportunities, including: ‘on the job’ training, ‘training centres’, ‘technical school courses’ and ‘distance learning’.
  • Encouraging all initiatives aimed at developing and broadening the ‘research base’, particularly in relation to industry, and within the context of EU, regional and cohesive (i.e. non party) political policies.
  • Stimulating the transfer of ‘technology research work and knowledge’ from state institutions to both ‘public’ and ‘private’ research centres.
  • Stimulating the process of creating and developing SMEs to provide the driving force of the national economy in order to achieve both dynamic and competitive growth.
  • Support for the development of competence for defense of patents in the field of Biotechnology and the achievements connected with computers, intellectual property rights, defense of data-base and e-design.
  • Stimulation of progress towards ‘equality for women’ in all fields, particularly in their having the opportunity to obtain both the ‘professional qualifications’ and ‘necessary skills’ required for successful careers in ‘highly technological processes’.
  • Creation of liaisons between specific organisations to further the progress of professionally qualified members of minority groups, such as ethnic or special needs, into the workplace.
  • Stimulation of linguistic training for workers to enable them to gain or improve their professional qualifications and thus gain access to free movement within the EU labour market.
  • To support the democratic movement towards harmonization and implementation of the aquis communitaire through the capacity to, nationally: programme, monitor and evaluate, such projects and programs that have the approval and support of the EU.
  • To develop mechanisms of public/private partnership in order to implement national/international policies and the creation and improvement of: independent, self-financing , society promoting, social entrepreneurship.

The foundation achieves its main objectives by the following means:

  • By development, management and financing of its own projects and programmes.
  • By participating in national and international programmes.
  • By financing and supporting activities related to the main objectives of the foundation.
  • By establishing self-financing contacts and through cooperation with: persons, institutions and joint ventures, all of which are directly or indirectly connected with the objectives and activities of the foundation.
  • By organising: meetings, seminars and conferences, where the main objectives of the foundation will be set out and discussed.
  • As a result of increased commerce and trade, brought about by implementation of the foundation’s activities.