The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Regional Platform in Research and Innovation (R&I) celebrated its 27th meeting, attended by representatives of Ministries of Research. The aim of the meeting was to discuss and approve three new Roadmaps developed by a dedicated UfM Expert Group on R&I, corresponding to the three priorities of climate change, renewable energies, and health previously agreed by the Platform.
The meeting included a joint presentation on the state of play and results of the Partnership for Research and Innovation the Mediterranean (PRIMA), evaluating its contribution to the joint EU-Mediterranean R&I policy agenda, and a discussion of initiatives and programmes to deliver the new UfM Roadmaps, including a proposal of an Implementation Plan to increase tailored investments for R&I and capacity-building collaboration across priority areas.
“The three Research priorities of Climate Change, Health and Renewable Energy are at the heart of our Mediterranean challenges, and we need to tackle them together through research and innovation if we want to build back better,” said UfM Secretary General Nasser Kamel.
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