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DELEGATION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION IN EGYPT. Euro Med Cooperation in the Information Society field EUMEDGRID-Support Launch Event 26 January 2010, Cairo, Egypt. Dániel WEISS Deputy Head of Economic Cooperation Section. DELEGATION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION IN EGYPT. European Neighbourhood.

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DELEGATION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION IN EGYPT

Euro Med Cooperation in the

Information Society field

EUMEDGRID-Support Launch Event

26 January 2010, Cairo, Egypt

Dániel WEISS

Deputy Head of Economic Cooperation Section

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DELEGATION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION IN EGYPT

  • European Neighbourhood
  • Barcelona Process, since 1995
  • peace and stability
  • sustainable socioeconomic development
  • education, culture
  • originally 10 countries: MEDA;
  • since 2007, 9 countries: ENPI (Partnership Instrument), Turkey
  • Union for the Mediterranean, 2008
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DELEGATION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION IN EGYPT

  • Goal of the IS Cooperation
  • is to establish a fruitful dialogue in the field of ICT with the Mediterranean Partners Countries (MPCs), in order
    • to jointly exploit the potential of these technologies
    • to foster growth, competitiveness, social cohesion, and cultural diversity
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DELEGATION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION IN EGYPT

  • Policy Cooperation in IS
  • 1st Euro Med Ministerial Conference on the Information Society
  • Dundalk, April 2005
  • 2nd Euro Med Ministerial Conference on the Information Society
  • Cairo, February 2008
  • 3rd Euro Med Ministerial Conference on the Information Society
  • Venue?, Date?
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DELEGATION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION IN EGYPT

  • Euro Med IS Forum
  • the next Euro Med Forum of Senior Officials on the Information Society will take place in Brussels with the view to prepare the next (3rd) Information Society Ministerial Conference
  • the programme, the date and venue of the Ministerialwill depend on the results of the above Senior Officials Forum

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DELEGATION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION IN EGYPT

  • Areas of the Cooperation - projects
  • regulatory reform:
    • NATP 3 project, Euro Med network of telecom regulators = EMERG (Euro Med Regulators Group) and
    • twinning with EU Member States' regulators (Egypt, Jordan, Israel)
  • Euro Med research communities' networking:
    • EUMEDCONNECT 2 project = eInfrastructure
  • (cont.)

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DELEGATION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION IN EGYPT

  • Areas of the Cooperation (cont.)
  • participation in the ICT part of FP6/7 and in other related programmes:
          • the MED IST project has identified ICT research priorities in the region like and established a MPC Directory on which more than 600 ICT experts have registered
          • MAP-IT!’s objective was to create awareness of the many EU research funding opportunities while simultaneously identifying top South Mediterranean players
          • Join-MED is to create a sustainable network of ICT research organisations in the Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPC) and Europe

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DELEGATION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION IN EGYPT

  • Steps ahead in 2010
  • execution of the Work Plan of EMERG for 2010 and beyond by NATP 3 (finalised in Rabat, January 2010)
  • with the goal of having stable and pro-competitive regulatory frameworks in the region under the supervision of independent telecom regulatory authorities
  • keeping EUMEDCONNECT running as it is the only high-capacity IP-based data-communications network serving the research and education communities across the Mediterranean
  • with the goal of having higher participation rates of organisations from the region in ICT R&D collaborative projects (FP7) – the tool to help is Join-MED
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DELEGATION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION IN EGYPT

Thank you شكرا

Daniel.WEISS@ec.europa.eu

+20 2 3749 4680 / 427