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MED-SPRING 1st Annual Meeting

The 1st Annual Meeting of the General Assembly is being organised by MHESR (Deputy Co-ordinator) in Cairo, Egypt, from the 9th to 11th February 2014.

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Selected Expressions of Interest for the Call for Proposals for innovative ideas

MedSpring is happy to announce that due to the high participation and quality of proposals, the project decided to increase the financial support to more “idea-carriers”!

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EU-Africa High Level Policy Dialogue on science, technology and innovation

Read more also on the open half-day side event taking place on the morning of 28th November 2013, focused on the role of STI in promoting food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture.

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MED-SPRING project survey of Euro-Mediterranean Observatories

A survey of Euro-Mediterranean Observatories is proposed in order to provide information on research and data collection structures in the region.

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1st Euro-Mediterranean Brokerage Event on Research and Innovation

A Euro-Mediterranean Brokerage Event on research and innovation is being organized by MedSpring project in Cairo, Egypt on 12-13 February 2014.

Mediterranean Science, Policy, Research & Innovation Gateway

The Mediterranean Science, Policy, Research & Innovation Gateway MED-SPRING project - is a coordination and support action (FP7 - INCO.2012-1.3/ Mediterranean Partner Countries). The project, built on the previous experience of the INCO.NET MIRA, but adapted to the new reality of the Euro-Mediterranean policy and the general orientations defined in the Euro-Mediterranean Conference of Barcelona (2-3 April 2012), is focused on three societal challenges (Energy, High Quality Affordable Food, and Scarcity of resources) and aims at tackling policy objectives by creating a dialogue and coordination platform of governmental institutions, research organisations, associations and civil society.

Training and capacity building on Horizon 2020 for Mediterranean NCPs, Research Managers and Researchers

The event is the second one planned in the frame of the Capacity Building programme set by MedSpring on the new EU research framework programme Horizon2020 and is scheduled for 11-13 June in Rabat, Morocco. The workshop draws on the training needs analysis, which was previously carried out by MedSpring and – most important – on inputs and suggestions provided by Mediterranean National Contact and Focal Points participating in the training workshop in  Amman in December 2013 which was also dedicated to H2020.

Multistakeholder meeting - "Societal challenges to reinforce the frame of Euro-Mediterranean cooperation on research and innovation"

The meeting will be held in Brussels, Belgium, next 28th April 2014, and will convey stakeholders from EU and Mediterranean Partner Countries to discuss the outcomes of the MedSpring EMEG (Euro-Mediterranean Experts Group) work carried out on the major societal challenges in the Mediterranean region.


MED-SPRING project annual meeting

The 1st Annual Meeting of the General Assembly has been organised by MHESR (Deputy Co-ordinator) in Cairo, Egypt, from the 9th to 11th February 2014. The Annual Meeting has been the occasion to take stock of project activities and results, planning the future as well as having a constructive exchange with the External Advisory Board.

EU-MPC Societal challenges

The MED-SPRING project foresees a comprehensive analysis of selected societal challenges and will address capacity building to increase research capacity, shared knowledge and cooperation.

Other horizontal issues, as socio-economic sustainability, climate variability, governance and research system capacity, gender, demographic growth and innovation development around societal challenges will also be treated. Please visit the MED-SPRING AGORA for more information!