The SOWAEUMED project is a 3 years Coordination Action whose main goal is to establish a sustainable cooperation platform for forming strategic partnerships between scientists, scientific managers, policy makers, technology transfer and industrial experts between EU Member States (MS), Associated States (AS) and the Mediterranean Region States (MED), concerning the development and implementation of solid waste and water treatment technologies.
The core activities of SOWAEUMED will be based on 6 partners both from Member States, Associated States and Mediterranean States, already being cooperating in an individual manner. The objective of this Coordination Action is to put together and generate a stable sustainable bi-regional and integrated scientific platform of international excellence to collaborate in the development and implementation of new solid waste and waste water treatment technologies research in specific topics of interest between Member States, Associated Countries and Mediterranean Region Countries which will contribute to a three fold objective:
- Create the optimal conditions in order to favour the establishment of a sustainable networking, permanent dialogue, specific cooperation activities and a communication flow, including dissemination activities of the priorities towards Mediterranean Partners R&D research entities and policy makers such as funding agencies, learned bodies and national science policy bodies to boost their scientific and technological research potential to allow a similar foot basis cooperation.
- Promote interregional and intraregional cooperation key actions concerning with the identification of eventual difficulties, needs and long term priorities to further strengthening the established relationships and looking for legal, administrative and financial solutions to these problems, based on a better knowledge of the scientific and technological systems on both sides, as well as a closer dialogue between EU and MED policy makers.
- Stimulate and support the participation of MED region research stakeholders in future joint proposals at national and international level such as FP7, with a first emphasis on the People Programme in order to enhance their human resources through training and teaching activities.