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1 MIRA “Mediterranean Innovation and Research Coordination Action”
Rafael Rodríguez Clemente. Coordinator* *Estación Biológica de Doñana, CSIC. c/ Alfonso XII, 16. E Sevilla

Participant no. Participant short name Participant organisation name Country 1 (Coordinator) CSIC Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas Spain 2 (Deputy Coord.) DT-MENESFCRS Direction de la Technologie. Ministere de la education Superieur, de la Formation des Cadres et de la recherché Scientifique Morocco 3 IRD Institut de Recherche pour le Developement France 4 DGSRT Direction Generale de Recherche Tunisia 5 MHESR Ministry of Higher education and State for Scientific Research Egypt 6 PT-DLR International Bureau of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany 7 CNR Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Italy 8 NHRF National Hellenic Research Foundation Greece 9 DRSDT Direction de la Recherché Scientifique et du Developpement Technologique Algeria 10 TUBA Turkish Academy of Sciences Turkey 11 MCST Malta Council for Science and Technology Malta 12 HCST Higher Council for Science and Technology Jordan 13 CIHEAM Centre International Hautes Etudes Agronomiques Mediterraneennes 14 TETHYS Euro-Mediterranean Universities Network 15 WIP WIP GmbH und Co.

CDER Centre de developement des Energies Renouvelables Algeria 17 ISERD Israel-Europe R&D Directorate Israel 18 ASRT Academy of Scientific Research & Technology Egypt 19 CNRS Conseil National de la Recherche Scientifique Lebanon 20 GRICES Gabinete de Relaçaos Internacionais de Ciencia e Ensino Superior Portugal 21 MADRI+D Autonomous Government of Madrid Spain 22 AOU Arab Open University 23 TUBITAK The Scientific & Technological research Council of Turkey Turkey 24 MEC Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia 25 DGDSC Directorate General of Development & Scientific Research Palestine 26 ONST Observatoire National des Sciences et de la Technologie Tunisia 27 CNRST National Centre for Scientific and Technological Research Morocco 28 BC British Council U.K.


5 The policy context European Neighbourhood Policy The Barcelona Process (1995) with the Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPCs) (MEDA) The Association Agreements (Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan…) The European Research Area (ERA). Opening of the FP to MPC ( the EMRA) Others: Africa Action Plan,… The instrument: the Monitoring Committee of the EU-MPC cooperation in RTD (MoCo),

6 INCO-Net objectives •Promote, organise and contribute to the participation of third countries in the activities of FP7. • Promote regional integration and will lead to the identification and the prioritisation of common research areas of mutual interest and benefit. • Facilitate the uptake and use of common identified research areas and the monitoring of performance and impacts of international S&T cooperation across the Specific Programmes of FP7.

7 The external dialogue…
The identification of the common interests EU-MPC should be the first step in any political and scientific dialogue on international cooperation. Topics such as desalinisation, illegal and legal (mobility) immigration, energy, desertification, decontamination of the Mediterranean and others, will promote higher interest and will be the lever to raise the concerns of the policy makers from different levels of the administrations in each country. Considering the complex decision making process of defining priorities, topics, instruments and funding of the EU research policy involving the entire structure of the EC, it will be convenient to open to third parties, and particularly, the possibility of participating in the consensus building process by incorporating experts from these countries in some of the stages of the discussion process.

8 Drivers for S&T cooperation…
The common interest is the main driver for S&T cooperation MIRA analyze the political instruments such as the Neighbourhood Policy, the Africa Action Plan or, even, large international instruments such as the Millennium Development Goals, to be considered as drivers of the MIRA recommendations. MIRA will promote the dialogue among the institutions and persons responsible of the bilateral and multilateral cooperation programs in order to search synergies between these two types of actions MIRA will support the activities of the MoCo and will act as an actor to implement their recommendations.

9 Support to the MoCo Recommendations
12th Monitoring Committee Meeting Istanbul, 6-8/11/2008 Conclusions and recommendations: To support the activities of MIRA aimed at developing the Euro-Mediterranean Innovation Space (EMIS) To increase the complementarities between Community programmes and national programmes managed by the EU Member States to fulfill the objectives of the Horizon 2020 initiative in particular in the area of de-pollution of the Mediterranean basin;

10 Monitoring the cooperation…
MIRA will create and maintain an Observatory of EU-MPC cooperation in S&T to: follow-up and review of activities study the state of research and technological cooperation between the EU and the MPC establish standard indicators to measure the previous activities provide the MoCo with reliable information to support their recommendations maintain a database on scientific production of the cooperation analysis the dynamics of research system.

11 Synergies… MIRA will cooperate with other INCO-Nets projects in developing common issues MIRA will try to coordinate its activities, for instance: identification of priorities of research, with similar ones developed by the specific Directorates, or in the frame of the Bilateral Agreements. MIRA will share their database with other projects and the MCP IP MIRA will act as a Portal to EU-MPC scientific and technical cooperation MIRA will promote the Euro-Mediterranean Innovation Space (EMIS)


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