EU-JordanNet II Projects with Jordanian partners that finished between 31/12/2011 and 31/05/2015
JEWEL - Jordan Europe Wide Enhanced research Links in ICT

JoRiew - Improving Capacity of Jordanian Research in Integrated Renewable Energy and Water Supply

WASSERMed - Water Availability and Security in Southern Europe and the Mediterranean

KHCBIO - Supporting the Establishment of a Cancer Biobank for Jordan and its Neighbouring Countries Through Knowledge Transfer & Training

RESSOL-MEDBUILD - RESearch Elevation on Integration of SOLar Technologies into MEDiterranean BUILDings

MIRA - Mediterranean Innovation and Research Cooperation Action

IJERA - Integrating Jordan into the European Research Area

JOCHERA - Jordan Conservation of Cultural Heritage in ERA

EU-JORDANNET

BioWALK 4 Biofuels

BOT-ERA “Reinforcing cooperation between the Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan and ERA (BOT-ERA)”

J-ERA Center

LINKSCEEM-2: Linking Scientific Computing in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean – Phase 2

"Euro-Mediterranean research cooperation on gender and science: SHE Euro-Mediterranean Research Area” (SHEMERA)

Project name: MIRA - Mediterranean Innovation and Research Cooperation Action

Thematic area: INCO-Net Coordination Action

BRIEF SUMMARY OF OVERALL PROJECT WITH THE MAIN OBJECTIVES

MIRA aimed to develop the dialogue EU-MPC, by bringing together policy makers and stakeholders of the Mediterranean Partners Countries (MPC: Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco) and EU countries, in strong contact with the political dialogue structured created by the Barcelona Process of Euro- Mediterranean dialogue through the Monitoring Committee for the Euro-Mediterranean S&T Cooperation in RTD, also named the Barcelona RTD Committee (MoCo).
MIRA aimed to create a dialogue and action platform to identify common interests in research areas, set-up S&T priorities, supporting capacity building activities, enhance the interaction between different cooperation instruments of the EC and the EU Members States. MIRA promoted actions in order to monitor, develop, promote and contribute to the creation of synergies among the different cooperation S&T programmes between the Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPCs) and the EU Member States, and foster the participation of the MPC in the Framework Programme.

THE PROBLEM AREA ADDRESSED

The ambitious objectives of the MPC cooperation in RTD (Awareness, participation and Impact, Institutional strengthening and management, Management by demand, Expanding the knowledge base and facilitating its access, Coordination and Key global challenges) These cannot be achieved without the mutual understanding of the cultural and socio-economic background, as well as the political and societal interests of the Mediterranean partners. Co-operation without mutual interest sometimes lacks the necessary public support of the citizens and their representatives. Even though the mutual interest is evident, lack of consideration to the conceptual frames of each partner around an issue can lead to the failure of the co-operation. The support to the European co-operation policies in RTD in the Mediterranean area is better achieved by listening to the potential beneficiaries
groups, through the participation of regulators, end users, scientists, professionals, social and cultural operators. The problem is not the lack of information but the lack of a common knowledge. And in particular the lack of an equally distributed knowledge among the stakeholders when negotiating their interests.

DESCRIPTION OF THE ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Screening Conference of the State of the Art in the EU-MPC cooperation in SI.
  • Recommendations of the Thematic MIRA Workshops on identifying common EU-MPC research priorities that were used as key elements in the setting of Specific International Cooperation Actions (SICA) of the Thematic Priorities of FP7.
  • The results of the Training Seminars on writing and management of FP Projects, organised for scientists and administrators of the MPCs, which are being used now as reference material in the BILAT Projects. In this line it is also important to mention the evaluation of the MPC NCPs and the Training Seminar for Auditors.
  • The agreed list of Indicators of International Scientific Cooperation to be used in the description of the EU-MPC scientific cooperation.
  • The portfolio of the Euro-Mediterranean Innovation Space (EMIS-MIRA WP8) activities promoting research-driven innovation and capacity building in the MPCs, such as Technological Transfer training, setting Networks of Laboratories (Metrology and Biological testing), promoting Research-Driven Clusters, organizing Thematic Forums (Water and Waste Water, Renewable Energies) with the participation of Industry, Administration and Academia.
  • The Documents of the Horizon 2020 Programme of De-Contamination of the Mediterranean Research Agenda and the Common Euro-Mediterranean Research and Innovation Agenda (CRIA) created by EU and MPC Groups of Experts, at the request of the MoCo.
  • The promotion of a Mediterranean ERA.Net proposal.

PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER AVAILABLE DOCUMENTATION

http://www.miraproject.eu/eu-mpc-s-t-i-cooperation