Med Spring- Mediterranean Science, Policy, Research and Innovation Gateway, is a four year Project financed by the European Union and coordinated by the CIHEAM of Bari with the financial support of the European Research and Innovation DG in the context of FP7.
Med Spring faces three sustainable challenges: resource scarcity, the value for money food issue and renewable energies sector.
Med Spring wants to reach an high quality and skilled research system in the Euro-Mediterranean zone by following three simple points:
- improving the North-South cooperation of Mediterranean countries,
- involving the civil society in the institutional dialogue
- and enhancing communication among and between Mediterranean Countries.
S-com contributes to the Med Spring Project with Agora Euro-Med, a virtual place in which the dialogue and the information sharing pass by the net and especially by the major social networks. S-com and Net7 work together in this project in the creation of Agora Med Spring a platform born to enhance the participation of the civil society in the debate about the Euro-Mediterranean area and identifying in this way the best practices to facilitate a 360° social debate.
For a quick overview of the project see the AgoraMedSring vision
- CIHEAM – Centre International Hautes Etudes Agronomiques Mediterraneennes
- Agencia Estatal – Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas – CSIC
- Al-Quds University
- ANIMA Investment Network
- Associazione Internazionale Volontari Laici -LVIA
- Centre de Recherches et Technologies des Eaux, CERTE
- Conference des Regions Periferiques Maritimes d’Europe- Association CRPM
- National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
- National Research Council (CNR)
- Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt EV – DLR
- National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF)
- FCT Fundaçao para a Ciencia e Tecnologia
- Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine (IAV)
- Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement – IRD
- Matimop, Israeli Industry Center for Research & Development – ISERD
- Ministere de L’Enseignement Superieur et de la Recherche Scientifique – DG-RSDT
- Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche Scientifique et de la Formation des Cadres, Direction de la Technologie – MESRSFC
- Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research – MHESR
- Office of the Primer Minister of Malta – MCST
- SEKEM Development Foundation (SDF)
- S-COM – Sustainable Communication AISBL
- Cyprus Institute
- The Higher Council for Science and Technology – HCST
- Turkiye Bilimsel Ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu – TUBITAK
- UNIMED – Mediterranean Universities Union
- Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Palestine – MOHE
1st Annual Meeting
The 1st Annual Meeting of the General Assembly is being organised by MHESR (Deputy Co-ordinator) in Cairo, Egypt, from the 9th to 11th February 2014. The Annual Meeting is the occasion to take stock of project activities and results, planning the future as well as having a constructive exchange with the External Advisory Board.
The Working Groups ensured interactions among all partners and with the members of the External Advisory Board and considered the voice of partners who, for different reasons, did not have the opportunity to engage or fully integrate in the project during the first year.
Brokerage Event 2014
From the 12th to 13th February 2014, the MedSpring project organizes in Cairo (Egypt), a two-days event, hosted by MHESR, in collaboration with DLR, ANIMA, MCST and CIHEAM-IAMB called: “1st Euro-Mediterranean Brokerage Event on Research and Innovation”.
The Brokerage Event will be a regional Euro-Mediterranean event where companies, organizations, entrepreneurs and researchers from different EU and Mediterranean countries participate with the aim of networking and finding potential collaborators and partners.
The “Euro-Mediterranean Expert Group” (EMEG)
The “Euro-Mediterranean Expert Group” (EMEG) is constituted of 45 experts, grouped in three sub-theme respectively with resource efficiency (water), high quality affordable food and energy. Experts are coming from EU Member States (MS), Associated Countries (AC) and Southern Mediterranean Countries, having different background and representing different stakes: research, innovation, policy, private sector, socio-economics, gender issue and others.