Malta hold a 2-day conference focused on research and innovation as tools to strengthen cooperation within the Euro-Mediterranean region. The aim was to provide a platform for discussion at technical and political levels on research and innovation within the Euro-Mediterranean region. The 2nd day of the Conference marked 10 years since the last Ministerial meeting of its kind. In conclusion of the event the Valetta Declaration was adopted taking stock of progress made in Euro-Mediterranean cooperation, providing an assessment thereof, while also looking ahead towards the implementation of the major large-scale initiatives that are being rolled out in the region, including PRIMA and BLUEMED. The Declaration also saw the seeds for potential future priorities in Euro-Med research and innovation cooperation during the final part of Horizon 2020 and beyond.
The first day of the Conference was dedicated to a technical-level meeting which comprised a number of parallel sessions bringing together major academics, policy-makers, industry, key stakeholders and their representative organisations in the region.