With an aim to increase the possibilities for the presentation of European projects by members of the RITECA Network, and in order to give researchers as many tools as possible to carry out their activities, it is essential to provide updated information on the various European calls through holding of information days on an annual basis.
To do so, FUNDECYT will carry out an analysis of the most relevant European calls for their dissemination at every Information day and each of these days will be circulated among the members of RITECA Network and an annual information day will be held.
Information days are expected to receive a high number of participants, in order to increase the number of presentation of projects for European calls.
The main purpose of holding these workshops is to promote cross-border collaboration between research centres and companies in Spain and Portugal, in order to be able to lay the groundwork for future collaborations that will materialise with the implementation of new research projects and with the improvement of quality management systems of these entities.
The specific objectives are:
There are two planned actions in this task depending on workshop topic:
The overall objective of this task is to train research teams to successfully participate in competitive calls for projects in the European Research Area, for example, the Seventh Framework Programme.
This will be developed through the following specific objectives:
To do so, the following actions are contemplated:
The First Iberian Meeting on Bioeconomy is intended to be the first step in the deployment process of the European Bioeconomy Strategy in Extremadura , in the context of cross-border cooperation within the EUROACE Euro Region and Spain-Portugal Iberian cooperation. The overall objectives of this meeting are: 1) To publicise the European Bioeconomy Strategy and its Action Plan to the interested parties present in EUROACE: government policymakers related to bioeconomy, universities, companies, research and innovation stakeholders and 2) To identify bioeconomy opportunities for Extremadura, Alentejo and Centro within EUROACE, analysing the cooperation channels between the concerned parties in relation to funding sources (EU, national and regional).
This meeting will comprise of:
The purpose of these meetings is to showcase the results achieved by the participants of montado/dehesa (INTERREG IIIA) project and the related activity of RITECA I and II. Likewise, it will deal with the possibilities that innovation has to offer towards the conservation of this common ecosystem to both the countries.
As an additional goal, it is to foster collaboration between the teams working in both the countries to strengthen the Dehesa Observatory considered in the Project.
With regards to the Management of water resources, in collaboration with HIDRANATURA (The Campus of International Excellence of UEX), this important action is intended to enhance value and complementarities for an efficient management of these resources.