EU initiative to launch call for transnational research projects on energy and water
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Water-Energy Nexus // EU initiative to launch call for transnational research projects on energy and water

ERANETMED, an EU initiative aiming at co-ordinating research activities, has pre-announced the first joint call for transnational research projects. The objective is to develop joint research and to enhance new innovative approaches and technologies in the Mediterranean region. Deadline is 31 Jan 2015.

The scope of the call includes renewable energies and energy efficiency, management of water resources, or a combination of water and energy issues in the same project. The call is co-funded by Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Jordan, Greece, Germany, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Portugal, Tunisia, Turkey and Spain.

Project consortia must comprise project partners from at least three different countries, of which at least one from an EU Member State/Associated Country and one from a Mediterranean Partner Country.

Four groups of activities can be supported: collaborative research, innovation, capacity building and mobility.

The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is a member of the steering committee of ERANETMED, which is funded by the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme. ERANETMED's objective is to strengthen collaboration and common capacity of research programme owners from the above countries to address some of the major challenges that the Mediterranean is facing and to strengthen Euro-Mediterranean research co-operation.

The ERANETMED 1st joint call will be launched on 1 November 2014 with a deadline for submission of proposals on 31 January 2015.

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