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Sectors: Employment, Industry, Research, Services, SME Policy, Social Affairs

Beneficiaries: International Organisation, Non-profit organisations

Regions: European Union, Mediterranean countries

Category: Call for proposals

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Mediterrenean Countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia

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Responsible: European commission

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The global objective of this call for proposals is to assist partner countries’ ownership and capacity to implement policies and initiatives regarding innovation aiming to enhance inclusive and sustainable growth and employment.

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
– At macro level: to support the formulation and implementation of policies and initiatives stimulating the development of innovation ecosystems in Southern Mediterranean countries
– At meso level: to improve capacities and networking, in particular with EU counterparts, of innovation organisations in the region
– At micro level: to support pilot actions of innovation organisations, start-ups and SME innovation / industry clusters (including science parks) in the region in generating value-added activities, new sources of economic growth and employment, and promote them through the dissemination of successful experiences

Priorities
Lot 1: “Policy, regulatory and institutional ecosystems (macro and meso-levels)”
– Improvement of the regulatory framework
– Capacity building / strengthen the capacity of innovation support structures
– Stimulate strong partnerships
– Increase availability of information on innovation ecosystems
– Increase regional cooperation

Lot 2: “Pilot experience (micro-level)”
– To strengthen innovative start-ups and SME clusters
– To ensure visibility
– To facilitate international cluster cooperation,
– To prepare the replication of promising pilot initiatives

Among financed activities
– Support to public-private policy dialogues;
– Networking activities;
– Advisory services;
– Capacity building activities, mentoring, training, workshops;
– Diagnostics studies, sector studies and policy recommendations;
– Organisation of conferences;