JOIN-MEDProject reference: 231550
Funded under: FP7-ICT
Establishing the EU-Mediterranean ICT research network
Total cost:EUR 1 121 020
EU contribution:EUR 910 000
Topic(s):ICT-2007.9.2 - International cooperation
Funding scheme:CSA - Coordination & support action
The first objective of Join-MED is to create a sustainable network of ICT research organisations in the Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPC) and Europe, reinforcing the Research Cooperation between these two regions on a wider scale. To achieve this, Join-MED will organise a series of networking events in the MPC that will bring researchers from different MPC and EU together. Furthermore, it will support the creation of institutionalised networks on a cross-regional basis, suggesting appropriate methodologies for accomplishing this.
To support all networking activities Join-MED will develop an interactive web-based directory of research organisations from both regions, the MPC and EU.
To help unfold the potential of the research capacity across the MPC, where is still driven by national initiatives with very little cross-regional co-operation, Join-MED will promote closer research co-operation across the region. This will achieved by moving from country-focused networking events to cross-regional ones.
The second objective of Join-MED is to support the Information Society policy dialogue and the co-ordination of national policies on international co-operation in the MPC. This will be achieved by for-mulating a harmonised MPC ICT policy and through an open dialogue, among the MPC as well as with Europe.
Join-MED will establish close links with existing and emerging co-operation projects addressing the MPC, in particular the NCP Network, to exploit synergies with the different objectives they pursue, maximise impact and contribute to the definition of co-operation strategies.
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