The "1st Euro-MedHackathon: Eco-Efficiency in the Agro-Food Chain" will take place in Amman (Jordan) from 14th to 15th December 2016. The 2-day event has been organized by MedSpring and will be hosted by HCST, in collaboration with STRD-II programme, MHESR, and CIHEAM-IAMB.
According to the agreements of the 2016 MED-SPRING project Annual Meeting in Tunis, and within the framework of the 5th international symposium on "Environment and Sustainable Development", the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Executive Training (MESRSFC) of Morocco organized a Scientific Coffee to discuss about Climate change, on scientific and societal challenges. The event was held on Monday 10 October 2016 at the "Faculty of Sciences" in Rabat.
MED-SPRING organized its "2nd Training on Innovation", hosted by the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) in Bonn, Germany and from 20th to 22nd September 2016. Overall, this was the sixth and last workshop on Capacity Building of the MED-SPRING project.
From 26th to 27th May 2016, MED-SPRING organized in Valenzano (Italy), and hosted by CIHEAM-IAMB, in collaboration with MHESR, MCST, ANIMA and DLR, the event: "3rd Euro-Mediterranean Brokerage and Venturing Event on Research and Innovation".
The third inter-institutional meeting of MED-SPRING "Towards an innovative Euro-Mediterranean mobility" was held in Bari on 27th April 2016. Building on the work carried out by MED-SPRING, which lead to the drafting of an "Action Plan for innovative mobility schemes in the Euro-Mediterranean region", the meeting gathered MPCs research ministries/institutions partners of MedSpring, EC representatives in charge for mobility programmes and coordinators of major mobility initiatives in the region.
MED-SPRING organizes in Brussels (Belgium) on 4th March 2016 a Networking meeting of National Contact Points from the European Union and Mediterranean Partner Countries. The main objective is to give the opportunity for an exchange between EU NCPs and our Mediterranean Partner Countries NCPs to strengthen Mediterranean NCPs and support a Euro-Med brokerage of NCPs that can facilitate the identification of H2020 calls for proposals and participation of researchers from Mediterranean Partner Countries.
From the 18th to 19th February 2016, MED-SPRING organized in Tunis (Tunisia), the two-days event, hosted by the Tunisian Ministry for Research and Higher Education, "Annual Meeting of the General Assembly" and "Project External Advisory Board Meeting".
MED-SPRING project organized a "Training on Innovation", scheduled from 25th to 27th November 2015. The Training on Innovation was organized in the frame of the EU funded project MED-SPRING in synergy with the capacity building initiatives of the EU funded project MERID, to support networking and cooperation in R&I in the Euro-Mediterranean area.
On November 5th, 2015 MED-SPRING will organize the third meeting of Euro-Mediterranean Observatories, hosted by IRD - Marseille in collaboration with CNRS Lebanon. The aim of the event is to discuss and agree a possible set of 10 indicators of water quality monitoring (priory suggested by the participating observatories in their own field of action).
The INCONTACT2020 project, funded by the European Commission (DG Research and Innovation) under Capacities – INCO Programme of FP7, has supported Horizon 2020 awareness activities around the world by providing training and tools for capacity building and directly supporting the work of NCPs in third countries.
From 30 September to 2 October 2015, the MED-SPRING project organized in Malta the 3rd EMEG meeting, hosted by the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST), in collaboration with CIHEAM-IAMB and MHESR. The event focused on the development of "A frame for a comprehensive understanding of water-food-energy nexus".
Within the framework of the Egyptian-Italian Workshop on Bilateral Scientific Collaboration, MED-SPRING Project is organizing the 1st MED-SPRING ScienceCafé to discuss about "Cultural Heritage contribution to Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation". The event will be held Tuesday 16 June 2015 at "Circolo dei Lettori" - Palazzo Garnieri (Turin, Italy). The topic will be addressed by:
CSIC organized in Barcelona, Spain, last 21st and 22nd January 2015, the "Euro-Mediterranean projects dialogue to enhance water-energy-food nexus meeting".
The Meeting on supporting the EU-MPCs bilateral dialogue under current S&T Cooperation Agreements will be held in Algiers, Algeria, next 19th November 2014 in the afternoon, from 15h to 19h. It is a meeting for the identification of common indicators for assessment of S&T Agreements. Please find the event agenda.
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MEDSPRING invites you to submit your opinions and views on the role and impact of the research activities in the Euro-Mediterranean countries, regarding the three main societal challenges: Resource Efficiency, High Quality Affordable Food and Energy.
The 2nd EMEG meeting was organized in Sousse, Tunisia, from 22nd to 23rd September 2014 and focused on the Euro-Mediterranean policy dialogue on research and innovation, with the aim of identifying ways and means for policy and policy dialogue to ensure impact on the MedSpring thematic challenges in water, food and energy.
MEDSPRING organised a Digital Round Table on Civil Society's Perspectives on Food Security on 17th September, 4.00 PM. With a view on establishing a more structured dialogue with civil society, on the one hand, and on substantiating the work of EMEG - Euro-Mediterranean Expert Group, which acts as a “think tank” of experts - the Digital Round Table focused on the theme food security.
MEDSPRING organized in Bari, Italy, on 15th July 2015 the "Second Inter-institutional Meeting", which conveyed senior officials and researchers of key organizations and main actors from Europe and South Mediterranean Countries to discuss prospects of Euro-Mediterranean cooperation on Science and Technology under a form of a more stable and sustainable cooperation. Please find the event agenda.
MEDSPRING organized the "Training on H2020 for Mediterranean NCPs, research managers and researchers" in Marrakesh, Morocco, from 11th to 13th June 2014. 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.
MEDSPRING organized last 10th June 2014 in Rabat the Awareness raising campaign on STI joint Programming accross the MPCs. The aim of this event was to increase awareness at national level of the on-going efforts and activities to foster Euro-Mediterranean cooperation.
MED-SPRING organized the multistakeholder meeting "Societal challenges to reinforce the frame of Euro-Mediterranean cooperation on research and innovation" in Brussels last 28th April 2014.
Within the framework of MedSpring project, MHESR (Egypt), DLR (Germany), CIHEAM-IAMB (Italy), ANIMA Investment Network (France) and MCST (Malta) organized from the 12th to 13th February 2013 in Cairo, Egypt, the first MedSpring Brokerage event on Research and Innovation. For two days, 15 Mediterranean young entrepreneurs and researchers gathered together to present their innovative ideas and had the opportunity to find away to concretize them by attracting financial, technical and networking support.
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.
In view of the H2020 Lanch event “Meeting Euro-Med Common Challenges” foreseen on 9th February 2014, MEDSPRING organized a workshop aiming at facilitating participation and networking of researchers and other relevant actors in relation to H2020 call topics. Participants registered to the H2020 Launch event on 9th February are encouraged to participate.
Internationalization and multi-polarization of research opens a critical avenue to ’observatories’ that describe the many aspects of global challenges, which need to be address with interdisciplinary teams and a long-term vision. The Mediterranean Observatories are now sufficiently numerous to create a diversified and heterogeneous institutional landscape. These differences need to be respected, and complementarities highlighted. They are both the result of thematic focus and institutional history.
From the 9th to 11th December 2013, MEDSPRING organised in Amman (Jordan), a three-day training activity (21 hours) hosted by HCST, in collaboration with DLR, UNIMED and CIHEAM-IAMB called Training on H2020 for Mediterranean NCPs. With the idea of carrying out a “Training for Trainers”, the event aimed at providing Mediterranean-NCPs with fresh knowledge and insight of H2020, which would help them to organize training and coaching of local researchers and professionals in their own countries and get them acquainted with the structure of H2020.
The MEDSPRING project promotes novel ideas which could have a strategic and meaningful impact to the Mediterranean region in the targeted sectors. Selected proposers got the chance to present their idea to potential investors during the 1st Euro-Mediterranean Brokerage Event on research and innovation.
MED-SPRING project has been invited to participate in the Kick Off meeting of ERANETMED project.
MED-SPRING project has been invited to participate in the final workshop of EARN (Euro-Algerian research network). Please check the event website: http://www.earn.dz/Documentation/EARNevents.pdf for more information. EARN est l'acronyme du Poject FP7 Numero 266535 "Euro-Algerian Research Networking".
MED-SPRING project has been invited to participate in TRANSMED, organized by Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR, France). Please check the website: http://www.agropolis.fr/actualites/2013-journees-transmed.php for more information.
From 11th to 12th July 2013 the workshop "Inter-institutional Capacity Building & Awareness Workshop", organized by MEDSPRING in Beirut, conveyed senior officials and researchers of key organizations and main actors from Europe and South Mediterranean Countries to discuss prospects of Euro-Mediterranean cooperation on Science and Technology under a form of a more stable and sustainable cooperation.
The first meeting of the EMEG experts group conveyed about 50 experts from Europe and South Mediterranean countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, Turkey) to discuss ways and means to increase uptake of research results and enhance a positive socio-economic impact on the civil society with regard to important challenges like water resources, food quality and security, energy.
On Monday, February 4th 2013, representatives of 18 Mediterranean countries gathered at CIHEAM Bari to launch MEDSPRING (Mediterranean Science, Policy, Research and Innovation Gateway) Project, an initiative based on dialogue on research and innovation on three key issues for the Mediterranean region: Water, Food, Energy. MEDSPRING project is coordinated by CIHEAM Bari Institute and financed by the European Commission - DG for Research and Innovation.