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.
Euro-Mediterranean Expert Group
The "Euro-Mediterranean Expert Group" (EMEG) is constituted of 45 experts, grouped in three sub-theme respectively with resource efficiency (water), high quality affordable food and energy. Read more.
Platform of Mediterranean observatories linking, describing and analyzing the research and innovation potential and policies in selected areas where societal challenges for policy dialogue have been identified, to support monitoring policy development and cooperation. Read more.
National Contact Points
The network of National Contact Points (NCPs) is the main structure to provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in Horizon 2020. Read more.
Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness. Running from 2014 to 2020 with an €80 billion budget, the EU’s new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe. Read more.
Euro-mediterranean latest news on RDI
Latest news related to RDI coming from all the countries in the Euro-Mediterranean area. Read more.
From the 25th to 26th February 2015, MedSpring organized in Berlin (Germany), the two-days event, hosted by DLR, in collaboration with MHESR, MCST, ANIMA and CIHEAM-IAMB : “2nd Euro-Mediterranean Brokerage and Venturing Event on Research and Innovation”.
MED-SPRING and ERANETMED projects will organize a multi-task event in Beirut, Lebanon, from May 27th to 29th 2015. More information and a detailed agenda will be available soon.
The 3rd EMEG meeting will be organized in Malta from 30 September to 2 October 2015, and hosted by the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST). It will focus on the development of “A frame for a comprehensive understanding of water-food-energy nexus”. More information will be provided very soon.