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SKIN

Short supply chain Knowledge and Innovation Network - SKIN - is an ambitious initiative of 20 partners in 14 countries in the area of Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs). It intends to systematise and bring knowledge to practitioners, promote collaboration within a demand-driven innovation logic and provide inputs to policy making through links to the EIP-AGRI. SKIN will build and animate a community of about 500 stakeholders, with the strategic objective of setting up, at the conclusion of the project, a European association permanently working for the improvement of SFSCs efficiency and for the benefit of stakeholders and growth in the sector. The community will be built and animated around the identification of good practices in short supply chains across Europe. Partners will scout, analyse and classify a significant number of cases in different countries. “Best practices” (at least 100) will be systematised, processed into highly usable formats (including video...

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FOWARIM, Malta

Fostering Water-Agriculture Research and Innovation in Malta – FOWARIM – is a coordination and support action funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme (Call Identifier: H2020-TWINN-2015). The objective is to strengthen the research capacity of the Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology (MCAST)’s Water Research and Training Centre in 4 crucial themes related to the field of water use in agriculture: » Decreasing Water Demand » Making Use of Alternative Sources of Water » Renewable Desalinization, On-Farm Desalinization and Utilization of Saline Water » Decreasing Negative Environmental Externalities Caused by Nutrient-Rich Farm Waters. This will be achieved by creating a favorable environment for capacity building targeting Maltese researchers, research institutions networking, research policy development. MCAST will be supported in addressing research deficiencies and networking gaps by the EU partners of established scientific excellence in the targeted research topics. This will lead to strengthening MCAST’s research...

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WaterClima LAC-Coastal Zones

Coastal zones in Latin America and the Caribbean have not been fully integrated into the socio-economic development. Most of the have suffered the impact of the wrong management of watersheds that have dragged sediments, residues and contaminated water thus modifying the ecosystems and affecting the population. The general objective of the project WaterClima LAC – Coastal Zones is to combat poverty and inequality by improving management of water resources and coastal zone environments as well as improving resilience, collaboration, shared vision and coordination. This will allow the implementation of co-management models in these zones adapted to the climate change effects in order to contribute to an efficient, inclusive and sustainable economic growth. The main results of WaterClima LAC – Coastal Zones project include a better dialogue and cooperation on coastal zones management. A series of activities will be undertaken to achieve these results, including the socialization of the action –...

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MERID, Middle East

The Middle East Research and Innovation Dialogue – MERID project – is a coordination and support action funded by the EU framework programme for research and innovation (R&I) Horizon 2020 (H2020 – INT-INCO-2014 – INT-02-2014). The project, which builds on previous international cooperation experiences in R&I with Mediterranean and Middle East Partner Countries, proposes a comprehensive action to intensify and encourage R&I cooperation between the EU and the Middle East region, directly involving partners from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine. The project presents a set of interrelated objectives, on two complementary levels. Strategic level: MERID intends to promote a comprehensive STI policy dialogue framework, where strategic instances of research from the EU and the target countries can be discussed. MERID should be seen as an agenda setting and a common methodology approach to current bottlenecks. Operational level: The overall approach is to build on a deep understanding of...

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BeWater

The BeWater project promotes dialogue and collaboration between science and society for sustainable water management and adaptation to the impacts of global change in the Mediterranean. BeWater uses an iterative process of mutual learning, participatory techniques and a bottom-up approach to ensure that stakeholdersplay an active role in determining appropriate strategies for management of river basins. By actively engaging with local communities, BeWater involves society in discussions on current water uses and their related problems, raising public awareness of the importance of sustainable water management, with particular focus on the expected climate change impacts at River Basin scale. In four Case Study River Basins across the Mediterranean, newly developed methodologies integrating physical, ecological, social and management processes are used to develop Water Management Options. These Management Options will be discussed with local communities who will participate in drawing up locally-relevant Adaptation Plans, which may be scaled up to develop guidelines...

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CB-WR-MED

Specific R&D capacity strengthening objectives are: - To tighten the strategic partnership between EU and MED to develop a sustainable common space for research and innovation in the Mediterranean region based on the ERA - To improve capacity of self-networking, participation to management, and co-decision in finding solutions for SWM and Mediterranean protection - To allow future cooperation with European R&D organisations and universities, including active involvement in R&D-projects in the various EU R&D Framework Programmes; - To enhance Tunisian-European S&T Partnerships towards bilateral S&T agreement with the EU - To improve capacity to address specific problems that Tunisia face or that have a global character (contributing towards Millennium Development Goals, water and energy scarcity…). - To increase CERTE regional coverage and improve its response to socio-economic needs. Specific Topic objectives are: - To strengthen CERTE capacities to cooperate with SWM and water resources protection -To expand the knowledge base...

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SELLOPE, Italy

The main objective of SELLOPE project is to produce – at industrial level – an innovative envelope, made from certified FSC paper, laminated with eco-plastics and Mater-Bi, and incorporating techniques for tamper indicating. The secondary aim of the project is to demonstrate the application of innovative materials and environmental benefits of biodegradable and compostable packaging to wider audiences. The SELLOPE envelope complies with the requirements for security, biodegradability and reduction for environmental impact, caused by plastics industry. Such envelope will be made of a sheet of paper folded in two parts, in such a way as this fold could make the bottom of the envelope, and the two sides will be sealed at their edges, and for the closure side will be used a safety label. All the raw materials are ecological (either certified, either coming from approved sources), and the envelope will feature all the characteristics for content confidentiality...

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IJERA, Jordan

Integrating Jordan into the European Research Area Project The IJERA is a FP7 funded project (FP7-INCO-2010-6) aiming at integrating Jordan into the European Research Area. The European Research Area is composed of all research and development activities, programmes and policies in Europe, which involve a transnational perspective to enable researchers, research institutions and businesses to increasingly circulate, compete and co-operate across borders. EFB has been fully involved with the quality control of the project, as well as drafting roadmaps for consortia building and developing synergies between EMARCU/RSS and other research centres through institutional capacity building for international cooperation. Training activities were also essential during the project and EFB mentored and coached through one-to-one sessions to guide the Jordanian research constituency in channelling efforts to maximise the possibilities of submitting competitive proposals in FP7. http://www.ijera.jo/

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SCADA LAB, Spain

SCADA Laboratory and testbed as a service for Critical Infrastructure protection SCADA LAB proposal focuses on increasing critical infrastructure protection capacity in the transport, energy, ICT, chemical, financial, water, food, health, and space, research and nuclear sectors by developing a living SCADA LAB to test exercises and research SCADA technologies that prevent, detect and mitigate cyber-attacks in EU member states. The aim of the project is to solve specific problems of current insufficient security measures taken to protect SCADA control systems with two main objectives: Developing a laboratory for SCADA security testing utilized by target user groups in order to maintain the EU security environment of critical infrastructures. Reuse existing assets, knowledge and equipment in an efficient manner with realistic benefits to achieve by the end and after the project ends. http://www.scadalab.eu

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THEBERA, Egypt

Realizing Theodor Bilharz Research Institute as an international excellence and reference centre for liver diseases and Hepatic surgery. The THEBERA project’s focus (FP7-INCO-2010-6) aims at strengthening capacities of the Theodor Bilharz Research Institute (TBRI) in Egypt while realizing it as an international excellence and reference centre for liver diseases and Hepatic surgery excellence by defining liver research priorities to respond to socio-economic needs, facilitating participation in European liver research initiatives and inclusion in Euro-Mediterranean Research and Innovation Area. The specific objectives of THEBERA project are:- TBRI’s Cooperation Capacities Reinforcement- Liver-Related Research Results Dissemination- Internationalization and Coordination between Research and Business Sectors - Enhancement of EU-Egypt S&T Partnerships in Liver Research- Capacity Building for Cooperation- Developing THEBERA Centre’s Strategy The project thus addresses current Work Programme for International Cooperation to reinforce the cooperation capacities of research centres located in the ENP countries and contributes to the European international co-operation in science...

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PERA, Palestine

Reinforcing the cooperation capacities and research activities in Palestinian’s water and energy sectors. The PERA project aims at strengthening capacities of the Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie (PTUK) while realizing it as an international centre of excellence, and reinforcing the cooperation capacities and research activities in Palestinian’s water and energy sectors by defining water and energy research priorities to respond to socio-economic needs, facilitating participation in European water and energy research initiatives and inclusion in European Research Area. The main impact of PERA will be increasing networking and scientific capacities of PTUK in water management, renewable energy and other related areas through study visit between Palestinian and European researchers, exchange of experiences and activities dealing with support of the participation of Palestine in EU RTD programmes and other initiatives, including those dedicated to Mediterranean Region. http://pera-project.eu

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FETRIC, Tunisia

Advancing S&T cooperation between EU and Tunisia by strengthening bilateral cooperation between research and innovation actors. The overall objective of the project FETRIC project is to improve the S&T cooperation between EU and Tunisia by strengthening bilateral cooperation between research and innovation actors, especially in the context of the upcoming Horizon 2020 programme and its future evolution. The project is divided into 5 work packages. WP1 is dedicated to "support policy dialogue between Tunisia and the EU" by gathering all the relevant bottom feedback from the project field and contributing to the preparation and implementation of the road map for future STI cooperation in a understandable form for policy-makers. WP2 gives a special focus on the innovation processes in societal challenges of mutual interest such as Scarcity of resources, Energy (specifically renewable energy and energy saving) and High quality affordable food. After an in-depth analysis of the Tunisian STI system,...

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