The 24th Meeting of the Euro-Mediterranean Group of Senior Officials in Research and Innovation took place at the UfM headquarters on 25 November 2019 under the co-chairmanship of Ms. Maria Cristina Russo, Director International Cooperation, DG RTD (European Commission) and Dr. Khaled El-Shuraydeh, Secretary-General, Higher Council Science & Technology (Jordan).

The meeting, which gathered representatives from the Ministries of Science and Research of UfM Member States, took stock of the latest developments in regional cooperation in the fields of R&I since the adoption of the Valletta Ministerial Declaration (2017) as well as provide a space for discussing new initiatives and promoting synergies. Participants also addressed Southern Mediterranean participation in Horizon 2020 and upcoming opportunities for the region under the final work programme of Horizon 2020 for the period 2019-2020.

The MedECC and the progress towards the 1st Mediterranean Assessment Report (MAR1), as well as its preliminary results were presented by the MedECC Science Officer, Dr Kasia Marini.

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