The European Commission (EC) will include the FIIAPP-led twinning project between Spain-France and Morocco “Support to the National Research System in Morocco for its integration to the European Research Area” in its 2013 annual report as a success story, thanks to its excellent results, whose benefits will be reflected in the population and the economy of this North African country.
This project has allowed Morocco to strengthen its presence in the Euro-Mediterranean research space with a modus operandi closer to this community framework, a stronger organizational and institutional capacity, and a developed and validated information system. In addition to having established a transfer of knowledge on best practices and methodological tools, and improved mechanisms for management, planning and development.
These results were obtained with a budget of € 1,350,000 from the EU and after 26 months of work in which 188 Spanish and French experts travelled to Morocco, and 16 technical training visits were organized to Spanish and French bodies. FIIAPP managed this project jointly with France and with the collaboration of Belgium, Germany and Sweden.
Over two years of work that has represented scientific collaboration agreements between the Polytechnic University of Madrid and the University of Tetouan, and also with Spanish institutions such as Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI).