Presentations of the 4th INCO Conference

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Opening Session

Moderator
Dr. Jean Albergel, Coordinator of European affairs, AIRD/IRD, France

Welcome Words
Dr. Ariel Crozon, Chairman’s office director of Michel Laurent, President of the Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France
Dr. Elisabeth Lipiatou, Head of Unit, European neighbourhood, Africa and Gulf, DG Research and Innovation, EC

Introduction of INCONTACT-One World
Mr. Epaminondas Christofilopoulos, INCONTACT Coordinator, PRAXI / HELP-FORWARD Network, Greece

Key Note - Global transformations: travelling the knowledge and innovation road
Mr. Mats Karlsson, Director of the Center for Mediterranean Integration, France


Session 1 - International Cooperation with developing and emerging countries – from FP7 to Horizon 2020

Overview of speakers

  • Moderator: Dr. Jean Albergel, Coordinator of European affairs, AIRD/IRD, France


Statistics on International Cooperation with developing and emerging countries in FP7


Views from Outside Europe: support to the International Dimension of Horizon 2020

  • Ms. María Mesonero Kromand, Coordinator of International Relations at the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT), Chile
  • Mrs. Mamohloding Tlhagale, Director of the Strategic Partnership Unit, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Republic of South Africa
  • Ms. Zeinab El-Sadr, Acting Executive Director, Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) Programme, Ministry of Scientific Research (MoSR), Egypt


Overview of international cooperation with developing and emerging countries: Horizon 2020

  • Dr. Elisabeth Lipiatou, Head of Unit, European neighbourhood, Africa and Gulf, DG Research and Innovation, EC


Session 2 - Breakout groups: Future opportunities for STI partnerships

Session on Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Moderators:
    • Dr Stephanie Splett-Rudolph, Head of the North and South America Unit, International Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany
    • Ms. Erika Guzman, Representative of CONACYT in Europe and Mexican INCO NCP, CONACYT, Belgium
  • Panellists:


Session on the Mediterranean Partner Countries Overview of moderators and panellists

  • Moderators:
    • Dr. Akiça Bahri, Coordinator of the African Water Facility Supports, African Bank for Development, Tunisia
    • Dr. Rigas Arvanitis, Senior researcher, IRD, Lebanon
  • Panellists:
    • Dr. Elisabeth Lipiatou, Head of Unit, European neighbourhood, Africa and Gulf, DG Research and Innovation, EC
    • Prof. A. Hamid El-Zoheiry, President of Heliopolis University, Senior Advisor for International Cooperation for Ministry of Scientific Research, MoSR, Egypt
    • Dr. Claudio Bogliotti, MEDSPRING coordinator, CIHEAM, Italy
    • Prof. Michel Autric, Director of the Euro-Mediterranean university consortium - TETHYS, Aix-Marseille University, France
    • Ms. Oriane Hebert, Coordinator of PACEIM, AIRD/IRD, France and Dr. Oussama Frioui, PACEIM grantee, Tunisia
    • Prof. Mohamed Chikhaoui, Professor at Department of Natural Resources & Environment of Hassan II Institute of Agronomy & Veterinary (IAV), Morocco


Session 3: Opportunities for Developing and Emerging Countries in European and International R&D&I programmes


Rapporteur's summary of breakout session


Regional Dialogue Platform
Report of the INCONTACT Regional Dialogue Platform


High-ranking panel discussion
Overview of speakers

  • Chaired by Prof. Jean-Pierre Finance, Joint permanent representative of the Institute of Research for Development (IRD) and the CPU (Universities) to Brussels, Belgium
  • Dr. Marc Moroni, Deputy Head of the Strategy Service and Head of the Department for European and International Affairs, French Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MESR), France
  • Dr. Indridi Benedikstsson, Senior Policy Officer, North America, Latin America and Caribbean, DG Research and Innovation, EC
  • Ms. Almudena Carrero, Spanish delegate at the SFIC Task Force, MINECO, Spain
  • Mrs. Claudia Guerrero Monteza, Director of International Technical Cooperation, SENACYT, Panama
  • Dr. Khaled Elshuraydeh, General Secretary of The Higher Council for Science and Technology (HCST), Jordan


Results and perspectives: INCONTACT 2020

  • Mr. Epaminondas Christofilopoulos, INCONTACT Coordinator, PRAXI / HELP-FORWARD Network, Greece
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