The first meeting of the EMEG experts group conveyed about 50 experts from Europe and South Mediterranean countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, Turkey) to discuss ways and means to increase uptake of research results and enhance a positive socio-economic impact on the civil society with regard to important challenges like water resources, food quality and security, energy.
The meeting was an opportunity for an open dialogue between EMEG experts and the web-Community through a special public session. The meeting delivered recommendations for the Euro-Mediterranean agenda, particularly to research policy makers of Members States, Mediterranean Partner Countries as well as European institutions and programmes (particularly the upcoming EU Research Programme “Horizon 2020”). Outputs and recommendations of the first EMEG meeting were also discussed and endorsed in a "regional multi-stakeholder meeting" to be organized in 2014.
Guidelines and workplan
The EMEG Guidelines provide an operational guidance for the activities to be carried out before, during and after the Lisbon meeting, with a particular focus on the work to be performed in Lisbon. Please find also the concept note, providing the conceptual scheme/model laying beyond the methodological guidelines.
As noticed in the guidelines, EMEG contributed in Lisbon to take stock of and systematise inputs coming from an open public consultation, which was launched by MEDSPRING-AGORA in May on "Research results valorisation", as described in the Guidelines. The outcomes of the public consultation were sent to all EMEG experts before the meeting, and two/three experts per sub-group were asked to support the Coordination team to prepare the ground for the work in Lisbon.
Please also note that you have the repository of documents/bibliographic references available for consultation to all EMEG experts.
Agenda and list of experts
On the ground of the results obtained through the Open Consultation and of the discussion held during the Meeting, the EMEG group produced a position paper which presents the reccommendations for the Euro-Mediterranean research agenda. Clicking on this link, you download the entire document (pdf). In continuation with the participative approach that we adopted to reach this outcome, we invite you to express your comments on this position paper and to discuss with the EMEG group its content. Please visit the link: http://agora.medspring.eu/en/
In case you are interested, please check the livestream of this event, where you'll also find the recorded videos in case you missed some part of it.
EMEG Experts interviews
Please find below some photos taken during the meeting: