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EC e- infrastructures Head of Unit Kostas Glinos presented iMENTORS at the PAERIP conference

Capture: EC e-infrastructures Head of Unit Kostas Glinos presents the iMENTORS project at the PAERIP conference

 

A high-level conference on “Promoting Africa-EU Research Infrastructure Partnerships” took place on 7-8 March 2013 at the Hotel Thon EU in Brussels, Belgium.  The conference presented the outcomes of the PAERIP (Promoting African European Research Infrastructures Partnerships) project, funded under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). 

 

The conference took place at a crucial time for the development of new cooperation instruments for Africa-EU cooperation including for collaboration in science, technology and innovation.  These instruments include, for example, the new EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, the EU Development Cooperation Instrument and the European Development Fund.  Within this context, one of the highlights of the conference was the presentation of PAERIP’s recommendations on how research infrastructure partnerships could best be promoted as part of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy.

 

iMENTORS was presented by EC e- infrastructures Head of Unit Kostas Glinos as a case study of potential flagship Africa-EU research infrastructure cooperation initiative in e-infrastructures. He explained that the ultimate objective of iMENTORS is to form a vibrant online community of practice made of international actors and practitioners exchanging of up-to-date knowledge and information through online social interactions and dedicated spaces for online collaboration, and encourage the community to adopt and update the platform on its own.

 

The event placed EU research at the centre of the scientific response to global challenges, bringing together scientists and science policymakers from 100 countries.

 

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