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5TOI_4EWAS hits the ground running

May 31, 2016

On May 31st 2016 an international consortium met for a preparatory meeting in Brussels for the “QUINTUPLE HELIX APPROACH TO TARGETED OPEN INNOVATION IN ENERGY, WATER, AGRICULTURE IN THE SOUTH MEDITERRANEAN NEIGHBORHOOD” – 5TOI_4 EWAS project.

5TOI_4EWAS will stimulate the creation of a Science and Innovation Policy Dialogue Platform for a more strategic priority setting for international cooperation on water, energy and agriculture targeting specific challenges following a NEXUS and co-design and co-ownership approach in EU and Mediterranean Partner Countries.

The meeting was the right moment to establish the first contacts between the project partners and the European Commission. Prof Manuel Valente coordinator of the project stated “It is clear, that the project can reach an impact on the Mediterranean region. The partnership wants to establish a win-win situation, for both the African and EU market through linking research, innovation and businesses. The partnership will contribute to consolidate the regional policy dialogue and advance the integration of the region. Our aims are to link and enhance the cooperation also with the ongoing initiatives currently targeting the Euro Mediterranean Region.”

The meeting included the participation of partners coming from Spain, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia and Germany.

The 5TOI_4 EWAS partnership will meet again on the 11th and 12th of July in Barcelona for the official kick off of the project.