Research & Innovation

Designing an effective training

How to design an effective training to exploit the results of research activities? What and who would be trained?

The MED-SPRING project invites you to submit your opinions and views on the role and impact of the research activities in the Euro-Mediterranean countries, regarding the three main societal challenges: Resource Efficiency, High Quality Affordable Food and Energy.

A survey across the training needs of researchers in public and private institutions is launched in order to investigate which factors are relevant for the research community and to jointly design an effective capacity building path. It probes into 3 areas: research management competences, technical and scientific competences, market and entrepreneurship competences and needs.

To contribute your views please

Take the Survey


It will take you 10 minutes maximum. The survey is open until September 20, 2013.

If you wish to promote this survey among your collegues and network, please link direct to the survey web page which contains essential background information and has a stable URL:

Please help by promoting this survey and thank you to the people who have already responded! We are aiming for 100.





Before you decide whether or not to take part, it is important for you to understand why the research is being done and what it will involve. Please take time to read the following information carefully.

Purpose of this study: The survey for which you are being asked to participate in, is a part of a research study in the framework of the regional activities of the MED-SPRING project. It is focused on examining the actual training needs of the research community in the Euro-Mediterranean countries and to jointly design an effective capacity building in research, development and innovation.

The project’s capacity building programme will include updated information about the existing funding opportunities in the Euro-Mediterranean area, projects and calls for proposals of EU programmes promoting RTDI cooperation, such as the HORIZON 2020, the European Neighbourhood Policy, the European Territorial Cooperation, or the opportunities in the European Investment Bank (EIB), as well as other International and National Research Programmes.

Benefits and Risks: The benefit of your participation is to contribute information and help us identify and meet your organisational training needs. There are no risks associated with participating in the study.

Voluntary Participation: Your participation in this study is voluntary. You may refuse to participate or skip any questions you don’t wish to answer at any time. This will not affect in any way the services you will receive in this project.

Confidentiality: The information you provide will be combined with the responses of other people, which will inform a research report. The report of this survey will be integrated in a document that will be published on the Internet.

Contact Information: If you have any questions or concerns about this study or if any problems arise, please contact Dr. Marcello Scalisi at Unimed at

By completing this survey you consent voluntarily to be a participant in this study.

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The Euro-Mediterranean AGORA is a way to engage the civil society in the institutional and policy dialogue on research and innovation with the aim of becoming an integral part of the decision making and governance processes.

The Agora is an important component of the broader MEDSPRING project, supported by the European Union with the aim of strengthening the Euro-Mediterranean dialogue and cooperation on research and innovation.