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Strengthening cooperation in research, innovation and higher education for promoting sustainable economic growth, social inclusion and creating new opportunities for youth in the Western Mediterranean Region

The 5+5 Dialogue Member Countries encourage and support the links between the training and research centres of the Northern and Southern shores of the Western Mediterranean. The partner-countries hereby promote the role of Science and Research Diplomacy in strengthening international scientific cooperation as a mean to improve relations and partnerships.

A1.1. Supporting Western Mediterranean Partnership, Consortium and Initiatives through European and International Programme Funding Related to Research, Innovation and Higher Education

Lead country: Italy, Algeria

The objective of this instrument is to encourage researchers of the 5+5 Dialogue Member Countries to develop North-South networks dedicated to the public and private research through the formation of panels of experts on skills and disciplines defined according to the theme. These networks will address priority issues with anticipated scientific, technological and societal impact.

A1.2. Set-up a Network of National Contact Points

Lead country: Morocco, Malta

The aim of this network is to encourage researchers from Dialogue 5+5 Member Countries to participate in European and international calls for projects (Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe, PRIMA Program, ERASMUS +, COST, etc…). This network would help and facilitate interaction and cooperation between researchers in these countries for the preparation and submission of proposals in framework of these calls.