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1 H2020: the international cooperation dimension Claudio BOGLIOTTI, CIHEAM-IAMB Marinella GIANNELLI, CIHEAM-IAMB

2 Objective Taking stock of opportunities for MPCs in H20202 Work Programme 2014-2015

3 INCO in H2020 vs FP7 No ad-hoc INCO Work Programme No Specific Actions having the inclusion of MPCs as eligibility criteria but open topics Open topics Instruments: research & innovation actions or support actions (horizontal issues, policy, cooperation and dialogue) International cooperation hidden accross pillars and challenges

4 Methodology Analysis of WPs 2014-2015 of H2020 identifying topics having geographic focus or being of potential thematic interest for the Mediterranean Partner Countries Grouping topics into four cathegories: 1) Direct geographic relevance (Mediterranean) 2) Indirect geographic relevance (ENP, Africa, S&T agreemets…) 3) International cooperation connotation (no geographic focus) 4)Thematic relevance (potential thematic interest for MPCs)

5 Brief outline of terminology Pillar I (Excellent Science) Pillar II (Industrial Leadership) Pillar III (Societal Challenges) Horizontal Issues (Spreading excellence, Science for Society) The 7 Societal Challenges are: 1. Health, demographic change and wellbeing5. Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials 2. Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy 6. Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies 3. Secure, clean and efficient energy7. Secure societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens 4. Smart, green and integrated transport

6 Overall results On a total of more than 500 topics, 3 are directly focused on Mediterranean countries, 11 have an indirect geographic relevance, 77 have an explicit international cooperation connotation and 34 have only thematic relevance for the Mediterranean.

7 Focus on Societal Challenges The majority (82 out of 127) of the topics identified in the four categories belong to Pillar III – Societal Challenges. Food appears to be the most recurring in the four categories. Considering direct or indirect geographic relevance, the most recurring SC are Climate and Societies, followed by Food and Transport.

8 Mediterranean dimension of H2020 (1/3) The 3 topics with direct geographic relevance are all included in Pillar III, and related to SC Food (1 topic) and SC Societies (2 topics) The 11 topics with indirect geographic relevance are included in Pillar I (2 topics) and Pillar III (9 topics). The SC addressed by these topics are: Food, Transport, Climate and Societies.

9 Mediterranean dimension of H2020 (2/3) List of Topics with direct geographic relevance 1) Unlocking the growth potential of rural areas through enhanced governance and social innovation (ISIB 3 – 2015) 2) Re-invigorating the partnership between the two shores of the Mediterranean (INT 6 – 2015) 3) Towards a new geopolitical order in the South and East Mediterranean (INT 7 -2015)

10 Mediterranean dimension of H2020 (3/3) List of Topics with indirect geographic relevance International cooperation for research infrastructures (INFRASUPP 6 – 2014) Network of National Contact Points (INFRASUPP-8-2014) Sustainable intensification pathways of agro-food systems in Africa (SFS 6 – 2014) Small farms but global markets: the role of small and family farms in food and nutrition security (SFS 18 – 2015) Smarter design, construction and maintenance (MG.8.1-2014) Coordinating and supporting raw materials research and innovation (SC-5-13-2014/2015)

11 Mediterranean dimension of H2020 (3/4) List of Topics with indirect geographic relevance Coordinating and supporting research and innovation in the area of climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials (SC5-19-2014/2015) Coordinating and supporting Earth Observation research and innovation in the EU, and in the North African, Middle East, and Balkan region (SC-18-2014/2015) Strengthening international R&I cooperation in the field of water (WATER-5-2014/2015) Encouraging the research and innovation cooperation between the Union and selected regional partners (INT 2 – 2014/2015) The European Union, Turkey and its wider neighbourhood: challenges and opportunities (INT 92015)

12 International co-operation connotation As for the international cooperation connotation at large, on a total of 77 topics, 11 are under Pillar I, 12 are under Pillar II, 50 are under Pillar III and 3 are under Horizontal Issues. The bulk of topics which address International Cooperation is under Pillar III. SC Security, Food and Transport have an higher degree of international cooperation activities encouraged.

13 Thematic dimension (1/2) Also in this case, there is an higher concentration of relevant topics in Pillar III, therefore it is worth showing which SC are addressed by the selected topics. Food is again the SC mainly addressed (37%). As for the thematic dimension, on a total of 36 topics which have been deemed to have a particular relevance to the current themes and challenges of the Mediterranean region, the majority are under Pillar II and III

14 Thematic dimension (2/2) The 36 topics with thematic relevance for the Mediterranean have been grouped under the following themes: Food, Health, Energy, Water, Environment/Climate Change, Research governance, Gender, Logistics. Some topics have been identified addressing the nexus Health/Energy, Food/Energy, Health/Food.

15 Mobility Transnational cooperation among Marie Curie NCPs (2014) RISE: Research Innovation Staff Exchange (2014)

16 Conclusions (1/2) Mediterranean dimension in WPs 2014-15 is rather limited (3 topics, all in SC Pillar). Important presence of topics addressing Mediterranean countries in association with other countries/regions (11 topics, ranging from research infrastructure, NCPs, small farms, climate change...) Extended set of topics encouraging international cooperation (77 topics). These topics are open to all countries and are of potential interest for the Mediterranean since they address relevant themes (innovation, natural resources, health, agro-food, energy, transport, climate change, sustainable development, security).

17 Conclusions (2/2) High variety of topics with no reference to international cooperation nor to the Mediterranean but with a high thematic relevance (Food, Health, Energy, Water, Environment/Climate Change, Research governance, Gender, Logistics). All topics identified mainly belong to two types of actions: Coordination and Support Actions and Research and Innovation Actions. Wide range of topics (other than the ones addressing only the Mediterranean) offering good opportunities for research actors of this region – either in thematic issues or cross-cutting activities. A major attention and effort of NCPs in essential. NCPs which could act as a hub connecting European and non-European Mediterranean researchers and institutions.

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