|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: EU-JORDANNET
Thematic area: Awareness and capacity building
BRIEF SUMMARY OF OVERALL PROJECT WITH THE MAIN OBJECTIVES
The main topics of the call in 2009 were:
Objective 2: S&T Awareness and Co-operation
Objective 3: Information and Partner Service
Objective 4: The PEOPLE Programme
Objective 5: An S&T Observatory
Objective 6: The SRTD project
THE PROBLEM AREA ADDRESSED
Quite a number of activities aiming at bringing Jordan closer to EU Framework Programmes have been carried out over the recent years11. With the exception of the SRTD Project these activities had a regional focus: they were not only focusing on Jordan but on the entire region of the MPC. Numerous information and awareness events were held by these projects addressing the Jordanian research community as well as the SMEs.
To strengthen links to the important thematic areas, SRTD has supported the establishment of six Thematic National Contact Points (NCPs); Energy, KBBE, Environment, Health, NMP and ICT. These NCPs focus on their selected theme and continue to liaise with the Focal Points and coordinate with the National Contact Point at the HCST. On-site training for the Thematic NCPs at European NCPs hosting institutions was carried out by the SRTD with the objective giving the new NCPs hands-on experience of their role.
EU-JORDANNET worked as an incubator for the thematic NCPs, it helped them develop the action plans required to achieve the objectives of their establishment, they also were directly involved in the capacity building activities and the partner days that will be carried out through EU-JordanNet.
DESCRIPTION OF THE ACHIEVEMENTS
This project was funded by the European Union to help the innovation and R&D sectors of the Jordanian economy. The project aimed at increasing Jordan's scientific and technological capacity by fostering research and innovation linked to private sector and by accelerating the Kingdom's integration into the European Research Area.
PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER AVAILABLE DOCUMENTATION
All public project documents are available on www.EU-JordanNet.jo.