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HEALTH OF POPULATIONS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN IN THE POST-GENOMIC ERA

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 510667

  • Start date

    1 April 2004

  • End date

    30 September 2005

Funded under:

FP6-INCO

  • Overall budget:

    € 152 388

  • EU contribution

    € 152 388

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT PASTEUR DE TUNIS

Tunisia

Objective

During FP5, and in the first FP6 INCO call for proposals (INCO-MED and INCO-MPC respectively), only a few number of proposals were submitted from Mediterranean partner countries in the biomédical research domain and most of the proposals were either ineligible or not accepted for various reasons. This delineates inappropriate information spreading and insufficient mobilisation of scientific community around the Mediterranean. This may also be due to misunderstanding of the proposed instruments, inadequate research focus, or by the incapacity to build up multidisciplinary consortia with convincing competencies and lack of socio-economic approach to problem solving. On another hand, in the context of the post genomic era, with the risk of widening the gap between North and South, it is crucial that the research community in the Mediterranean area changes in its way of working, by building networks and developing an innovative, complementary and balanced partnership. Our aim is to organise two workshops, as a specific support action to FP6 in general and to INCO- MPC in particular. The purpose of the first workshop will be to inform and discuss about potential impact of genomics on health of populations in the specific context of the Mediterranean area. During this workshop, research priorities within this area and mechanisms for partnership will be identified. Participants will be selected on their willingness to be key actors in future research networks. The objective of the second workshop will be to help selected networks, on priorities identified during the first workshop, in writing proposals to be submitted to the next INCO-MPC calls. The proposed measure meets the objectives of the FP6 program in general and supports the specific INCO activities by a networking activity and by promoting the share of knowledge and expertise between European research community and MPC.
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INSTITUT PASTEUR DE TUNIS

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Tunisia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 510667

  • Start date

    1 April 2004

  • End date

    30 September 2005

Funded under:

FP6-INCO

  • Overall budget:

    € 152 388

  • EU contribution

    € 152 388

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT PASTEUR DE TUNIS

Tunisia