EWACC - Building Bridges Program
Consortium Building Workshops: Fostering inter-regional research partnerships
EWACC-Building Bridges in 2014/15 aims to produce concrete and tangible results. This will be accomplished through Consortium-Building Workshops before and after the conference. These workshops will aim at forging lasting partnerships between colleagues from the MENA countries and Europe and will lay the ground for joint proposals to national, international or European Union funding mechanisms. Each workshop will address the three foci listed above, will be co-chaired by a colleague from MENA and Europe respectively, and will involve project officers from funding agencies to assist in scoping out proposal ideas. A final event in one of the MENA countries will pursue the writing of concrete proposals in key topics.
EWACC – Building Bridges conference
This builds on three preceding events: EWACC2010, the Symposium “Solar Energy for Science/building bridges in 2011” and EWACC2012 – Building Bridges (for details, see www.ewacc.org).
The conference will comprise: invited plenary lectures, parallel sessions of contributed presentations and/or posters, round-table discussions, satellite events by selected organizations/sponsors and a keynote lecture, covering the three scientific foci given above. The conference will be followed by a Consortium-Building Workshop.