September 9-11, 2014 in Bremen (Germany) The Think Tank meeting between participants from regions of the South Pacifi and Europe will identify priority areas for future joint research cooperation between these two regions to address the global challenges, and identify funding options and potential participating institutions
The Pacific-Europe Network for Science, Technology and Innovation project (PACE-Net Plus) supports the EU-Pacific policy dialogue and cooperation for addressing a number of major societal challenges: health, food and nutrition security, climate change and the environment. It seeks to promote the implementation of joint activities, to support innovation, and strengthen Pacific-EU research cooperation partnerships. This bi-regional dialogue started during the PACE-Net project, the forerunner of PACE-Net Plus.
At the Bremen PACE-Net Plus Conference from 9th-11th September 2014, selected participants from both regions will identify priority areas for future joint research cooperation between Europe and the South Pacific to address the global challenges, and identify funding options and potential participating institutions. These areas will be discussed in three Think-Tanks, which are interactive sessions for exchanging ideas, thinking about future needs/priorities and providing recommendations.
The recommendations will:
(1) define and update science, technology and innovation (STI) priorities in the area: future EU-Pacific cooperation, recommendations to policy makers, and identification of innovation niches;
(2) define joint initiatives such as calls for research, exchange of knowledge between the Pacific and EU and vice-versa, programming work (potential synergies, use of existing programmes); and
(3) define joint activities such as summer schools, twinning of labs, and designing projects.
Leibniz-Zentrum für Marine Tropenökologie (ZMT) GmbH
D-28359 Bremen (Germany)
Phone: +49-421-238 00 147 Fax: +49-421-238 00 30
Prof. Jean-François Marini
PACE-Net Plus coordinator
IRD, 101 Promenade Roger Laroque
98848 Noumea (New Caledonia)
Phone +687 26 07 47 Mobile +687 97 51 98