Investing in European Success: Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation in Research and Innovation

This brochure showcases a selection of success stories from various EU-funded S&T projects real results. The brochure is launched on the occasion of the 'Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Research and Innovation: An agenda for a renewed partnership' in Barcelona on April 2 and 3, 2012. The conference set out a path for Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation in Research and Innovation, based on closer cooperation on research and innovation policy.

The EU has been active in the Mediterranean region through the Union for the Mediterranean, formerly known as the Barcelona Process. The Monitoring Committee (MoCo) for Euro-Mediterranean cooperation in research and innovation has played and continues to play a key role in bringing together EU Member States and all Mediterranean countries.

The EU has concluded bilateral Science and Technology (S&T) cooperation agreements with Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. Moreover, Albania, Croatia, Israel and Turkey are all associated to the Seventh Framework Programme. The European Commission has supported scientific collaboration, policy dialogue, networking and twinning activities in the Mediterranean countries through their participation in the Research Framework Programmes. Capacity-building in research and innovation has also been funded by external policy instruments such as MEDA and the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI).

Document type
  • Report


Publication Year


Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • Croatia
  • Montenegro
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Anngrit Pichler on March 29, 2012
Modified on March 29, 2012