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.
MED-SPRING is happy to announce that the following ideas/projects have been selected to participate in the Hackathon event:
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.
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.
On July 6th and 7th, MEDSPRING organizes in Brussels (BE) a two-days event, hosted by the European Commission. The "Annual Meeting of the General Assembly" will be held on July 6th, while the Final Conference "The MedSpring legacy for Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation on R&I”, will be held on July 7th. The venue is at the A. Borschette Congress Center (CCAB) - European Commission - Rue Froissart 36, in Brussels.