FEMIA is currently involved in three EU-funded projects:
Sheraca Plus is a bilateral project between the European Union and Egypt in the field of science and research policy funded through the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. It is designed to support the institutional dialogue and foster the collaborative activities between Egypt and the EU in the fields of research and innovation. ShERACA Plus builds on the activities and the lessons learned from the first BILAT project (ShERACA) while taking the EU-Egypt partnership a step further towards a sustained partnership in Horizon 2020. ShERACA Plus denotes the continuation of the existing efforts while complementing it with broader ranges of activities anticipating future needs. The overall objective of ShERACA Plus is to support the policy dialogue and contribute to the definition and implementation of joint strategic agendas for research, development and innovation between the European Union and Egypt. The specific objectives of the ShERACA plus derive primarily from the analysis and recommendations of the recent review study of the EU-Egypt S&T cooperation, the lessons learned from the first BILAT project (ShERACA), and the priorities identified in this call for proposals. Through its various activities, ShERACA Plus will positively impact EU-Egypt STI cooperation capitalizing on the existing partnerships and programmes and paving the way towards new joint collaborative activities based on specific mutually identified societal challenges. For further information about the project please consult its official website.
FETRIC is a bilateral project between the European Union and Tunisia in the field of science and research policy funded through the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The overall objective of the project is to improve the S&T cooperation between EU and Tunisia by strengthening bilateral cooperation between research and innovation actors, especially in the context of the upcoming Horizon 2020 programme and its future evolution. The project includes support to policy dialogue between Tunisia and the EU by gathering all the relevant feedback from the project field and contributing to the preparation and implementation of the road map for future STI cooperation in a understandable form for policy-makers and focus on the innovation processes in societal challenges of mutual interest (e.g. scarcity of resources, energy, food). Furthermore, FETRIC will aim to improve knowledge and skills on scientific and technological matters so as to improve the quality and number of partnerships involving both researchers and entrepreneurs from Tunisia and Europe through capacity building of the Tunisian Liaison Office and its network of multipliers. For further information about the project please consult its official website.
EMNES (Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies) project is a EuropeAid funded project which aims at reinforcing dialogue and promoting socio-economic research and studies in priority themes of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, particularly focusing on employment creation and social inclusion, especially among the youth. The main objective of the EMNES network is to increase the capacity of research institutions and think-tanks on both shores of the Mediterranean in measuring and analysing trends and challenges in the region due to synergy effects especially fuelled through collaborative research, joint publications, scientific meetings, annual conferences, workshops, and the publication of policy briefs, annual reports and books.