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Euro-Mediterranean cooperation in science and technology

The "Euro-Mediterranean Partnership", formally launched in Barcelona, in November 1995, creates a framework for political, economic, cultural and social ties between the European Union and 12 Mediterranean countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Syria, Leb...
The "Euro-Mediterranean Partnership", formally launched in Barcelona, in November 1995, creates a framework for political, economic, cultural and social ties between the European Union and 12 Mediterranean countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Malta, Cyprus and the Palestinian Territories).

Within the framework of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, the third meeting of the "Monitoring Committee for Cooperation in Science and Technology", will take place in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 12-13 December 1996.

The conclusions of the Barcelona Conference underlined the importance of science and technology as an engine of socio-economic development. The Work Programme agreed in Barcelona, provides for cooperation in the field of the promotion of research and technological development, as well as for the creation of a Monitoring Committee to make recommendations for the joint implementation of the policy priorities agreed at Ministerial level.

The main objectives of this third meeting of the Committee are to:

- Adopt the internal rules of procedure of the Committee;
- Identify a first list of regional RTD priorities and of "implementing actions" in the context of Euro-Mediterranean cooperation (strengthening of existing scientific research capability, scientific cooperation, transfer of technologies);
- Adopt the Work Programme of the Monitoring Committee for the next twelve months;
- Begin the preparation of the Second Ministerial Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Science and Technology;
- Agree on an identification system of Research and Technological Development capacities of the countries which are represented on the Committee and decide the orientations for launching an information system.

The Committee consists of high-level officials representing the Ministers concerned with RTD cooperation of the 15 Member States of the European Union and of the 12 Mediterranean Partners, as well as a representative of the European Commission.
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  • Cyprus, Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Malta, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey
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