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High-level Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Research and Innovation

 The European Commission is organising a high-level Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Research and Innovation to boost cooperation in the field between the EU and its member states and the Southern Mediterranean partner countries through the development of a Common Knowledge and Innovation Space (CKIS).

 
An announcement said the main objectives of the conference, to be held on 2 and 3 April 2012 in Barcelona, are:
 
·       To define the objectives and main elements of a medium to long term agenda of Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation in Research and Innovation based on the views of leading scientists and senior policy makers as well as the experience gained from ongoing initiatives.
 
·    To promote a process of coordination between the European Commission, EU Member States and Southern Mediterranean policies and programmes with the aim of enhancing the scientific capacities of the Southern Mediterranean countries, increasing the impact and coherence of initiatives in the region as well as underlining the values of mutual respect, reciprocity and partnership.
 
The development of a Common Knowledge and Innovation Space (CKIS) linked to smart growth and the EU's Innovation Agenda is one of the aims of the new strategy of the EU. The CKIS is meant to cover policy dialogue, national and regional capacity-building, cooperation in research and innovation, increased mobility opportunities for students, researchers and academics. (ENPI Info Centre)
 
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