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Mediterranean Neurosciences Network

Objective

Europe and MPC possess a good potential of well trained researchers in the field of brain function and dysfunction in disease. However, neuroscience remains poorly represented in collaborative projects amongst the Mediterranean and European countries. Yet, as the MPC access to the status of developed economies, they face severe health burden of brain dysfunction in relation with developmental issues, education, aging, neurodegenerative diseases, mental and addictive disorders. It is thus crucial for the MPC to invest in this theme of research. In this context, N€UROMED aims at supporting MPC research institutions infrastructure and potential development in brain research. The project, built on existing collaborations and local networks, gathers a strong human potential from 23 Universities and research centres and complementary expertise in basic and clinical neuroscience. More precisely, the objectives are to promote and improve: (1) twinning between centres of excellence in the EU and the MPC; (2) recruitment, training and secondments in MPC centres; (3) transfer of knowledge and know-how to the MPC research centres; (4) physical research infrastructure in MPC centres. Focusing on 4 major relevant societal issues (neurodegenerative and mental diseases, neuroplasticity, adaptation to environmental stress and brain imaging), where cooperation with EU research entities can help increase the human potential and physical infrastructure in MPC, N€UROMED will pave the way to the creation of solid links amongst institutions in MPC and Turkey, and to step up Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation in the field of Neurosciences. In parallel to the implementation of specific activities, N€UROMED will also improve the participation of the MPC to the FP7. Finally, the project is expected to have broader impacts on other key EU policies as it contributes to the fulfilment of the neighbourhood policy, as well as the international aspect of the European R&D policy.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/neurobiology
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/neurobiology/neuroscience

Call for proposal

FP7-REGPOT-2009-2
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE
Address
Boulevard Charles Livon 58
13284 Marseille
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Celine Damon (Ms.)

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITE ABDELMALEK ESSAADI
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 178 830
Address
Avenue Palestine Quartier M Hannech Ii
93030 Tetouan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mohamed Elkbiach (Mr.)
ALEXANDRIA UNIVERSITY
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 83 742
Address
El Geish Street 22
21526 Alexandria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Khaled Elsaadany (Dr.)
University Saad Dahlab of Blida
Algeria
EU contribution
€ 99 319
Address
Route De Soumaa
09000 Blida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yazid Cherfa (Dr.)
YEDITEPE UNIVERSITY VAKIF
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 74 022
Address
Kayisdagi Street Agustos Campus 26
81120 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Isil (Aksan) Kurnaz (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 75 676
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jose-Antonio Perez-García (Mr.)
XIWRITE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 57 566
Address
Via Colletorto 33
00132 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Richard Walker (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DE LA MEDITERRANEE D'AIX-MARSEILLE II

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 430 845
Address
Boulevard Charles Livon, Jardin Du Pharo 58
13284 Marseille
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Celine Damon (Ms.)