New impetus to regional cooperation in research and innovation in the Mediterranean - EU Neighbours | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Ministers from the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) have stressed the need to step up cooperation on research and innovation. Meeeting in Malta on 4 May, Research Ministers highlighted the importance of research and innovation in addressing the root causes of migration and promoting jobs and growth in the Mediterranean. The Ministerial Conference on “Strengthening Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation through Research and Innovation” was held in Valetta under the auspices of the Maltese Presidency of the European Union. Ministers emphasised the key role that research and innovation play in developing and understanding the root causes of migration. They encouraged a region-wide coordinated approach to increase researchers’ and students’ mobility and establish common platforms for data collection and analysis, while making the best possible use of existing tools.