Two training events have been carried out respectively on July 11, 2013 in Beirut, Lebanon on “Joint Programming” and on December 9-11, 2013 on “Horizon 2020 for Mediterranean NCP coordinators” in Amman, Jordan.
The first training on “Joint Programming” has been organized back-to-back with an interinstitutional meeting (WP6) aiming at exploring possible themes and a way forward to Joint Programming, with particular regard to the development of an Article 185 for Mediterranean. The event, entitled “Inter-institutional Capacity Building & Awareness Workshop”, saw the participation of 35 participants from more than 15 research institutions and research ministries from the Mediterranean Partner Countries, who were trained on options for long term cooperation on R&I in the Mediterranean region. In particular, the following issues were object of the training: Instruments and main features, Case studies from ongoing initiatives under Art. 185 ongoing in initiatives Article 185 (given by coordinators of the ongoing initiatives).
The second training on “Horizon 2020 for Mediterranean NCP coordinators” took place on 9-11 December 2013 in Amman (Jordan). It has been hosted by HCST and organised by CIHEAM in collaboration with HCST, DLR and UNIMED. The main focus was on knowledge and insight of the new upcoming European Programme H2020, with the aim of supporting NCPs organizing national training events on this subject and disseminate H2020 programme to local researchers and professionals. The training lasted in 3 days, corresponding to 21 hours of training. The 28 participant trainees were scientists and administrative officers from the following Countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia.