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Middle East Research and Innovation Dialogue

Objective

The MERID project (Middle East Research and Innovation Dialogue) proposes a comprehensive action to intensify and encourage research and innovation cooperation between the EU and the Middle East region, directly involving partners from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine, directly involving partners from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine. The project intends to build upon the experience carried out in countries of the region that have already participated in the previous framework programmes, and therefore are at a relatively advanced stage of research cooperation with Europe, like Egypt and Jordan. Attention is paid to calibrating in the most appropriate way the intervention logic of the project, adapting actions to the specific needs of the target countries and their research constituencies. The needs of Iran and Iraq will for sure prove different from those of countries where cooperation with the EU has a proven track record behind.

The project is the first attempt to systematise support to the policy dialogue and involvement of research communities of Iran and Iraq in the H2020 programme, as well as an initiative that seeks to give continuity to collaboration frameworks already established between the EU and Middle East countries. The project has high potential to deliver long-lasting impact and structuring effects on cooperation between the EU and the Middle East region. It focuses on enhancing direct cooperation among researchers and on laying or consolidating preconditions, in the region, fostering joint research projects and initiatives with the EU, establishing optimal framework conditions for international cooperation and increasing coordination between policies and programmes. These objectives will be achieved through series of different on-line and in-person activities, among which are meetings of researchers, brokerage events, info-days, training and coaching, webinars and other tools, relevant for this project proposals.

Call for proposal

H2020-INT-INCO-2014
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

EVRO-SREDOZEMSKA UNIVERZA
Address
Kidricevo Nabrezje 2
6330 Piran
Slovenia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 256 500

Participants (12)

EUROPE FOR BUSINESS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 80 750
Address
520, Birchwood Boulevard Birchwood
WA3 7QX Warrington
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE DI ALTISTUDI AGRONOMICI MEDITERRANEI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 111 875
Address
Via Ceglie 9
70010 Valenzano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SUSTAINABLE COMMUNICATION AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 85 000
Address
Avenue Milcamps 8
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
CONSEIL NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
Lebanon
EU contribution
€ 54 750
Address
Zahia Selman Street Bir Hassan Jnah
1107 2260 Beirut
Activity type
Research Organisations
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 47 500
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Kasr Al Aini Str. 101
11516 Cairo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
IRANIAN ASSOCIATION FOR MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY
Iran
EU contribution
€ 56 875
Address
9 Soheyl St Shiraz Jonubi St Mollasadra St
1435889446 Tehran
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY OF JORDAN
Jordan
EU contribution
€ 32 500
Address
Queen Rania Al Abdullah Street
11942 Amman
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Iraq
EU contribution
€ 40 000
Address
Bd1, St. 31, Sec. 923, Hay Babel, Al_jadriya
10070 Baghdad
Activity type
Other
FUNDACION ESADE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 100 500
Address
Avenida Pedralbes 60-62
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CERISS - KENTRO PERIFEREIAKON KAI DIETHNON MELETON KAI YPOSTIRIXIS MONOPROSOPI IKE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 64 750
Address
24, Alkyonis Street
175 61 Palaio Faliro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Islamic University of Gaza
Palestine
EU contribution
€ 23 750
Address
Abu Khadra Building
0097 Gaza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments