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Kick off meeting of the ‘Water and Energy for Life in Libya” project

REDINN, the European Network for Innovation, hosted the Kick Off Meeting of the “Water and Energy for Life in Libya” WELL project (FP7-INCO-2011-6) on the 12th and 13th of July in its Brussels Office (Belgium).

12 July 2012
Austria

REDINN, the European Network for Innovation, hosted the Kick Off Meeting of the “Water and Energy for Life in Libya” WELL project (FP7-INCO-2011-6) on the 12th and 13th of July in its Brussels Office (Belgium). The Meeting has been organized during the event “Governance, Human capital and RDI management skills: accompanying success stories in the Mediterranean research centers” organized by the European Commission from July 9th to 12th in Brussels. The event has involved all the ERA WIDE participants from the Mediterranean Countries.

The WELL project represents the first involvement of a Libyan partners in a European project.

Together with the project coordinator, Prof. Salem Rashrash General Director of the Libyan General Water Authority GWA, representatives of all the consortium partners participated in the meeting: Fundación CIRCE - Centro De Investigación De Recursos Y Consumos Energéticos(Saragoza-Spain), REDINN – Rete Europea dell’Innovazione (Rome-Italy) and CTM - Centre Tecnològic of Manresa (Barcelona-Spain).
During the meeting, the importance of the technology transfer and the capacity building for the Libyan partners was underlined as well as the fact that the project does not carry out speculative research but it is aimed at providing concrete help to the people living in Libya. Pr. Salem Rashrash emphasized the special and unique characteristics and needs of the Lybian stakeholders (also in comparison with neighbouring countries) due to the fact of the recent civil war occurred and the needs linked with the reconstruction. As WELL consortium pointed out, the involvement of Libya in a project related with water and energy could offer an important added value for the research in the whole Mediterranean Area (http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm?call_id=354&fuseaction=UserSite.capacitiesDetailsCallPage).

For more information: gwa.era@gmail.com

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Wate and Energy