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MIRRIS COACHING SEMINAR: an Activity Plan to increase the Maltese participation

MIRRIS and the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST), have gathered today a group of stakeholders, notably internal team of MCST to work together on the policy and support measures that would stimulate further participation of Maltese researchers to the ERA and H2020. Among other, the Maltese stakeholders will receive training in how to prepare a successful H2020 proposal and how to design a training course for new H2020 participants. The scheme was presented by KU Leuven from Belgium. The purpose of this MIRRIS Coaching Seminar is to transfer the knowledge and operational experience on the above noted topic in a very practical way to allow the organisations in charge of implementing activities to focus on critical factors and to design the most appropriate actions and tools with the purpose of wider outreach.

The workshop was based on the experience of Stijn Delauré, Head of unit, International Research Funds, KU Leuven Research Coordination Office (University of Leuven), Belgium and facilitated by Christian Saublens, on behalf of MIRRIS Consortium, EURADA.

The MIRRIS coaching activities aim to provide EU13 Member States with practical experience to design and implement novel tools to enhance the participation of national R&D organisations and SMEs in H2020. The coaching focuses on priorities selected at the end of a participative open process that resulted in a roadmap of priority solutions.


MIRRIS (Mobilizing Institutional Reform for Research and Innovation Systems) is a Coordination and Support Action  aiming at identifying the strengths and weaknesses of R&I performance in ERA and Framework Programmes of the EU12 and Croatia and activate initiatives to improve participation to Horizon 2020.
MIRRIS seeks to promote a more effective participation to the European Research Area and Framework Programmes, by 1) understanding success factors 2) identifying key actions and 3) mobilizing stakeholders for improving performance and better exploiting H2020 and synergies with ESIF. To achieve this goal MIRRIS will organize 3 rounds of policy dialogue in each target country, promote mutual learning and prepare a road map for implementation.

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The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under agreement n°320209