Presentation on theme: "MIRA “Mediterranean Innovation and Research Coordination Action”"— Presentation transcript:
1 MIRA “Mediterranean Innovation and Research Coordination Action” Rafael Rodríguez Clemente. Coordinator**Estación Biológica de Doñana, CSIC. c/ Alfonso XII, 16. E Sevilla
2 LIST OF PARTICIPANTS (1-15) Participant no.Participantshort nameParticipant organisation nameCountry1 (Coordinator)CSICConsejo Superior de Investigaciones CientíficasSpain2 (Deputy Coord.)DT-MENESFCRSDirection de la Technologie. Ministere de la education Superieur, de la Formation des Cadres et de la recherché ScientifiqueMorocco3IRDInstitut de Recherche pour le DevelopementFrance4DGSRTDirection Generale de RechercheTunisia5MHESRMinistry of Higher education and State for Scientific ResearchEgypt6PT-DLRInternational Bureau of theGerman Federal Ministry of Education and ResearchGermany7CNRConsiglio Nazionale delle RicercheItaly8NHRFNational Hellenic Research FoundationGreece9DRSDTDirection de la Recherché Scientifique et du Developpement TechnologiqueAlgeria10TUBATurkish Academy of SciencesTurkey11MCSTMalta Council for Science and TechnologyMalta12HCSTHigher Council for Science and TechnologyJordan13CIHEAMCentre International Hautes Etudes Agronomiques Mediterraneennes14TETHYSEuro-Mediterranean Universities Network15WIPWIP GmbH und Co.
3 LIST OF PARTICIPANTS (16-30) CDERCentre de developement des Energies RenouvelablesAlgeria17ISERDIsrael-Europe R&D DirectorateIsrael18ASRTAcademy of Scientific Research & TechnologyEgypt19CNRSConseil National de la Recherche ScientifiqueLebanon20GRICESGabinete de Relaçaos Internacionais de Ciencia e Ensino SuperiorPortugal21MADRI+DAutonomous Government of MadridSpain22AOUArab Open University23TUBITAKThe Scientific & Technological research Council of TurkeyTurkey24MECMinisterio de Educación y Ciencia25DGDSCDirectorate General of Development & Scientific ResearchPalestine26ONSTObservatoire National des Scienceset de la TechnologieTunisia27CNRSTNational Centrefor Scientific and TechnologicalResearchMorocco28BCBritish CouncilU.K.
5 The policy contextEuropean Neighbourhood PolicyThe 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 cooperationMIRA 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 actionsMIRA 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 MeetingIstanbul, 6-8/11/2008Conclusions 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 activitiesstudy the state of research and technological cooperation between the EU and the MPCestablish standard indicators to measure the previous activitiesprovide the MoCo with reliable information to support their recommendationsmaintain a database on scientific production of the cooperationanalysis the dynamics of research system.
11 Synergies…MIRA will cooperate with other INCO-Nets projects in developing common issuesMIRA 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 IPMIRA will act as a Portal to EU-MPC scientific and technical cooperationMIRA will promote the Euro-Mediterranean Innovation Space (EMIS)