|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
BioWALK 4 Biofuels
BOT-ERA “Reinforcing cooperation between the Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan and ERA (BOT-ERA)”
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
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