Research and innovation in support of the European neighbourhood policy
7th framework programme - Study
The development of a common knowledge and innovation space (CKIS) linked to the EU 2020 smart growth pillar and its Innovation Agenda flagship initiative is one of the main priorities spelled out by the EU’s new neighbourhood policy strategy of May 2011. The CKIS is meant to cover policy dialogue, national and regional capacity-building, cooperation in research and innovation, as well as increased mobility opportunities for students, researchers and academics. This booklet presents a selection of seventh framework programme (FP7) projects, which, among all those involving partners from the... Mediterranean partner countries or the eastern partnership countries, directly contribute to the achievement of the CKIS. It is noteworthy that a majority of these projects are activities of international cooperation, a priority of the FP7 ‘Capacities’ programme which supports international science and technology (S & T) cooperation policies and reinforces scientific relations with third countries. The projects are organised in nine thematic chapters, and for each project a short description and a list of all participating organisations and contact persons are provided.