MERID regional event: towards enhancing framework conditions for cooperation between the European Union and the Middle East

CNRS-L (Jnah Beirut), Lebanon, Thursday, 1 December 2016

The aim of the event is to tackle the existing framework conditions for cooperation focusing on one or more specific thematic societal challenges, i. e. energy. The specificities of the particular event is to discuss the IPR structure, scientific visas and open access arrangements with Iranian, Iraqi, Lebanese and Syrian experts, coming from academia and policy-making sector.

Draft agenda

9h00 – 9h30 Registration

9h30 – 10h00  Welcome Remarks

–          Mouin Hamze, Secretary General of the National Center for Scientific Research of Lebanon

–          Abdelhamid El-Zoheiry, President of the Euro-Mediterranean University

–          Maria Cristina Russo, Directorate for International Cooperation, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

–          Christina Lassen, Ambassador, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon (TBC)

10h00 – 10h40 Keynote speeches

–          Alessandro Ovi, Vice President of the Foundation for World Wide Cooperation

10h40 – 11h00 Setting the Scene

–          Angel Saz-Carranza, Director of ESADEgeo, ESADE Business and law School

11h00 – 11h30 Tackling remaining obstacles in EU-Middle East cooperation

–          Abdelhamid El-Zoheiry, President of the Euro-Mediterranean University

MERID Stocktaking Report

–          George Bonas, Managing Director, CeRISS

11h30 – 12h00 Coffee break

12h00 – 13h30 Moderated round table on:

–          Intelectual Property Rights,

–          Open Access and

–          Scientific Visas.

13h30 – 14h30 Lunch break

14h30 – 16h00 Moderated round table on:

–          Technology & Innovation Management and Transfer and

–          Cooperation in the field of Renewable Energy.

16h00 – 16h30 Wrap up

20h00 Working dinner