Training for Mediterranean NCPs on H2020

From the 9th to 11th December 2013, the MED-SPRING project organised in Amman (Jordan), a three-day training activity (21 hours) hosted by HCST, in collaboration with DLR, UNIMED and CIHEAM-IAMB called "Training on H2020 for Mediterranean NCPs". With the idea of carrying out a “Training for Trainers”, the event aimed at providing Mediterranean-NCPs with fresh knowledge and insight of H2020, which would help them to organize training and coaching of local researchers and professionals in their own countries and get them acquainted with the structure of H2020.

The objective and content of the training is the 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 to local researchers and professionals. The participants were scientists and administrative officers from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia.

The training programme had a regional dimension and it was based on the concept of training for trainers to multiply its effect and impact. It was prepared taking into account the results of a training needs analysis conducted by MEDSPRING during the period July - September 2013 targeting the NCP and the wide community of researchers and academics in the Euro-Mediterranean countries. Lectures and exercises with international experienced tutors were scheduled, and an attendance certificate was provided by CIHEAM to the participants.

The speakers came from EC-DG Research, UNIMED (Italy), CNR (Italy), CIHEAM-Bari (Italy), DLR (Germany), TUBITAK (Turkey), INCONTACT project (Greece), University of Granada (Spain) and Heliopolis University (Egypt). The training tutor was Chiara Morini, CIHEAM-Bari (email:; phone: +39 080 4606245).

Please click here to check the training programme of the event and the presentations available and downloadable at the following link:

You can find also the presentation on Marie Curie Actions from the EC and the photo gallery.