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11th meeting of the “Monitoring Committee for Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation in RTD” (MOCO)

The 11th Monitoring Committee meeting for Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation in Research and Technological Development (MoCo) was held in Vienna, 29-30 June 2006.

The meeting was attended by delegates representing the Ministers or National Authority in charge of scientific research and technological development of 9 countries of the Mediterranean Area (Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine Authority, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey), as well as 18 EU Member States. The was set up by the European Council within the framework of the "Barcelona Process" (Barcelona Conference, 27-28 November 1995) to promote cooperation in the field of research and technological development and to support the sustained development of the region. The MOCO has thus played an important role in determining the priority areas of EU-Mediterranean RTD cooperation especially within the European Framework Programmes for Research. A further important objective of the MOCO's work is the exchange of information on bi- and multilateral Euro-Mediterranean RTD activities in order to coordinate these various exercises as well as to avoid duplications. The MOCO is attributed the task of making recommendations for the joint implementation of RTD policy priorities agreed at ministerial level and plays a central role as regards monitoring and stimulating Euro-Mediterranean cooperation in RTD. The members of the MOCO are high level officials representing the ministries concerned with cooperation in the field of RTD of the Member States of the European Union and the Mediterranean Partner Countries as well as the European Commission. The representative of the EU Member State holding the Presidency of the European Union chairs the MOCO. For additional information including the conclusions and recommendations of the meeting, please consult the MoCo website at http://www.bmbwk.gv.at/moco

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Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Morocco, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Palestine, Portugal, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom