Euro-Mediterranean inter-institutional and training-awareness meeting

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 event was focused on the instruments for building a long-term and stable cooperation on research and innovation in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Participants discussed the main tools to promote and strengthen the cooperation and the research priorities and themes that should be addressed, in line with the principles of co-ownership and co-funding.

The Lebanese Minister of Education and Higher Education, together with participants came from 11 countries and represent institutions, research centers & universities and the private sector, attended the workshop.


                                                            Beirut, 11 July 2013

In particular, ad-hoc sessions were organized to build a shared north-south knowledge, capacity and willingness to develop a common form of long term cooperation under - for example - ad-hoc EU instruments like the Article 185 of the new Lisbon Treaty. Please find the event agenda and a Logical Framework to support design of long-term Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation on research and innovation.

As shown in the next photo, on the first day of the Inter-institutional Capacity Building & Awareness Workshop, H.E. Hassan Diab, Lebanese Minister of Education and Higher Education made a welcome speech to the participants, stressing the importance of cooperation on research and development between North and South of the Mediterranean.

Participants discussed the possibility of launching an  TFEU Article 185 initiative addressed to the Euro-Mediterranean region. Representatives of existing Article 185 initiatives (EUROSTARS, BONUS) gave their vision on the legal, administrative and financial issues related to their implementation.


Thursday, July 11th

8h30 - Registration

9h00 – 9h30 Welcome

  • Mouin Hamze - CNRS-L
  • Claudio Bogliotti - CIHEAM-IAMB, MedSpring Coordinator
  • Hamid El-Zoheiry - MHESR, MedSpring Deputy Coordinator
  • Angelina Eichhorst - Head of EU Delegation in Beirut, Lebanon
  • H.E. Hassan Diab - Minister of Education and Higher Education


9h30 - 10h00 - Euro-Mediterranean cooperation on research and innovation (Elisabeth Lipiatou / Fadila Boughanemi, European Commission)

10h30 - 11h00 - Presentation of participants

11h00 - 13h00 - 1st Training session - Instruments and main features (Session chair: M. Jebara - TESR, Tunisia)


Each presentation will be followed by 20 min discussion and questions from participants.

14h30-16h30 - 2nd Training session


Each presentation will be followed by 20 min discussion and questions from participants. 16h30 – 17h00 Reporting on the main outcomes of the day (B. Ditgens – DLR)


Friday, July 12th

Thematic orientation & discussion (Chair: Dr. Mouin Hamze – CNRS/L)

8h30 - 9h00 - Presentation of a possible Log-Frame of long-term Euro-Mediterranean cooperation (C. Bogliotti - CIHEAM - IAMB)

9h00 - 11h00 - Parallel working groups: thematic discussion

11h30 - 12h00 - Plenary session: presentation of working groups outcomes

12h00 - 12h30 - Wrap up and conclusion of meeting.


Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 9:00am to Friday, July 12, 2013 - 8:15pm
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