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Research and Innovation Network for Europe and Africa

Deliverables

4.1.2 Dissemination and communication plan and revised version

The dissemination and communication plan will outline the overall objectives and instruments applied to facilitate the dissemination of all project results.

3.2.1 Policy brief

Briefs will provide recommendations to be presented in the plan of RINEA activities in support to the HLPD and delivered well in advance of the annual HLPD meetings. The policy briefs are documents in support to the bi‐continental STI strategy development and related priority setting and programming.

4.4.1 Annual report of Project coordinators' board

The report will gather information of relevant activities, strategic developments and deliverables within identified ongoing EU-Africa STI related projects ((e.g. PAERIP, CAAST‐NET Plus, PAEPARD, MED SPRING, ESASTAP Plus). The discussions and the results of the exchanges between interested project coordinators in order to identify synergies to increase effectiveness and efficiency of the implementation of the different projects will be described.

3.2.2 Policy brief

Briefs will provide recommendations to be presented in the plan of RINEA activities in support to the HLPD and delivered well in advance of the annual HLPD meetings. The policy briefs are documents in support to the bi‐continental STI strategy development and related priority setting and programming.

3.2.3 Policy brief

Briefs will provide recommendations to be presented in the plan of RINEA activities in support to the HLPD and delivered well in advance of the annual HLPD meetings. The policy briefs are documents in support to the bi‐continental STI strategy development and related priority setting and programming.

4.4.2 Annual report of Project coordinators' board

The report will gather information of relevant activities, strategic developments and deliverables within identified ongoing EU-Africa STI related projects ((e.g. PAERIP, CAAST‐NET Plus, PAEPARD, MED SPRING, ESASTAP Plus). The discussions and the results of the exchanges between interested project coordinators in order to identify synergies to increase effectiveness and efficiency of the implementation of the different projects will be described.

1.1.1 Annual policy briefs on Africa-EU cooperation

Annual policy briefs will provide information on the analysis of research and innovation cooperation partnership monitoring, will show success models and propose measures for improving unsuccessful networks/consortia or platform-models for future activities. It will provide an overview on existing and ongoing cooperation between both continents and demonstrae the most effective actors in EU-Africa cooperation.

1.1.2 Light evaluation of the R&I Partnership on FNSSA

Regular monitoring and evaluation is a pillar of the implementation strategy of the EU-Africa R&I partnership in FNSSA. With EC endorsement, the HLPD working group on FNSSA accepted an offer at its first meeting (in March 2017) from the RINEA project to support the initial phase of the partnership’s monitoring and evaluation. Guided by the FNSSA roadmap, the RINEA project revised its task 1.1.1 to design and conduct an initial ‘light’ evaluation of the partnership’s first two years and a baseline evaluation of the FNSSA landscape.

1.1.3 Concept note for a full M&E methodological framework for the FNSSA Partnership

Regular monitoring and evaluation is a pillar of the implementation strategy of the EU-Africa R&I partnership in FNSSA. As a complement to the light evaluation, the concept note for a full M&E methodological framework for the FNSSA Partnership will be the next logical step and a solid and reliable basis for further activities concerning the M&E methodological framework.

1.2.1 Mid-term impact report

The focus of the reports lies on later stage and more established partnerships, their existing research outputs and the poor linkage between academia and the business community which is recognised as a significant obstacle to research based innovation. Measures taken in order to bypass or avoid obstacles will be analysed and qualified, the impact described. The midterm impact report will cover the first 20 months and reflect on the measures analysed, developed and applied by recommendations.

2.2.1 Report on the results of the funders roundtable at the stakeholder meeting in Brussels, October 2017

Report on the results of the funders roundtable at the stakeholder meeting in Brussels, October 2017 if possible. On October, 19th 2017 HLPD will take place in Brussels. Close to this event a workshop on an Africa-EU Joint Programme Initiative on Sustainable Energy will be held.

1.2.2 Final impact report on promoting biregional partnerships

The focus of the reports lies on later stage and more established partnerships, their existing research outputs and the poor linkage between academia and the business community which is recognised as a significant obstacle to research based innovation. Measures taken in order to bypass or avoid obstacles will be analysed and qualified, the impact described. This report covers the whole running period of RINEA and allow for final conclusion on the usefulnes and applicability of measures.

1.1.4 Policy brief on cooperation framework

This policy brief will provide information and recommendations which address obstacles hindering the optimal implementation of partnerships.

4.3.7 meeting reports and a quarterly overview report of RINEA's dissemination activities

A quarterly report on RINEA's activities based on the activities in the different WPs. All Partners will contribute to the report.

4.3.8 meeting reports and a quarterly overview report of RINEA's dissemination activities

A quarterly report on RINEA's activities based on the activities in the different WPs. All Partners will contribute to the report.

4.3.3 Quarterly edition of 10 external project newsletters

A quarterly online newsletter on Africa‐Europe cooperation starting month 7. All project partners will contribute based on the activities in the different WPs

4.3.9 meeting reports and a quarterly overview report of RINEA's dissemination activities

A quarterly report on RINEA's activities based on the activities in the different WPs. All Partners will contribute to the report.

4.3.2 Quarterly edition of 10 external project newsletters

A quarterly online newsletter on Africa‐Europe cooperation starting month 7. All project partners will contribute based on the activities in the different WPs

4.3.6 meeting reports and a quarterly overview report of RINEA's dissemination activities

A quarterly online newsletter on Africa‐Europe cooperation starting month 7. All project partners will contribute based on the activities in the different WPs

4.3.4 Quarterly edition of 10 external project newsletters

A quarterly online newsletter on Africa‐Europe cooperation starting month 7. All project partners will contribute based on the activities in the different WPs

4.2.1 EU-Africa STI Information portal

This deliverable consist of a Web portal on Africa-EU-STI and provide information on current developments. In addition an internet guide which facilitates networking and partnership buidling will be established, as well as a internal web space for the work within the consortium. An interface between HLPD bureau and RINEA will be provided in a password protected webspace in order to facuilitate interactiona nd communication between both parties.

4.3.10 meeting reports and a quarterly overview report of RINEA's dissemination activities

A quarterly report on RINEA's activities based on the activities in the different WPs. All Partners will contribute to the report.

4.3.5 Quarterly edition of 10 external project newsletters

A quarterly online newsletter on Africa‐Europe cooperation starting month 7. All project partners will contribute based on the activities in the different WPs

"4.3.11 Brochure ""EU-Africa Success Stories"""

The content of the broschure will be produced on the basis of the analysis in WP1 in close cooperation with project coordinators telling their success story. The brochure will be produced in month 18 and widely disseminated to the public in electronic format as well as in a printed version.

4.3.1 Quarterly edition of 10 external project newsletters

A quarterly online newsletter on Africa‐Europe cooperation starting month 7. All project partners will contribute based on the activities in the different WPs