Insituto Europeo del Mediterráneo– Spain
IEMed is an actor in the dialogue between the EU and the other Mediterranean countries, a centre of reflection and debate on Mediterranean societies, a think tank specialised in Euro-Mediterranean relations, a promoter of cooperation and a Mediterranean lobby close to institutions and public opinion.
OBREAL – Spain
The European Union – Latin America Observatory (OBREAL) is a network set up by 26 academic institutions and research centers in both regions, which is based in the University of Barcelona.Its main goal is to promote dialogue and synergies between governmental, academic and social sectors in Europe and Latin America. In this context, OBREAL sets out to “identify and develop all the opportunities offered by the partnership between the two regions to create a better understanding of the regional and sectoral problems which shape policymaking”.OBREAL activities point to create long-lasting relationships between institutions of both regions. Therefore, it is critical for OBREAL to work taking into account specificities and heterogeneity of each region.
The Dubai Institute of technology – United Arab Emirates
DIT is the research and development initiative of Economic Zones World (EZW) under TechnoPark. It symbolizes Dubai vision to develop a knowledge-based technology-centric sustainable business hub, which will not only support the country’s research and development needs in its core sectors but will also support the nation’s long term economic development and growth. Leading Dubai science and technological research development strategy by providing the appropriate environment, DIT would attract and enhance direct investment in manufacturing and ‘research and development’ facilities with key focus on appropriate advanced technologies related to Water, Health, Energy, Engineering and Logistics/ Mobility.
The Pamukkale University – Turkey
Pamukkale University (PAU), founded in 1992 in Denizli in the Denizli Province of Turkey, is a young institution which has been developing rapidly with 30,000 students and 1400 academicians. The fundamental values that our university is based on are “intellect and science”. Our aim is to raise individuals who are away from all kinds of dogma and stereotyped ideas, who are independent thinkers, who are self confident, who can communicate with the world with ease, who work for the good of their country and the world at large and who can improve themselves. All our infrastructure and superstructure investments are planned in accordance with this aim. Being one of the leading universities of our country in occupational education programmes, foreign language education, research and development areas and social resources is our target.
University of Padova – Italy
Since its foundation in 1222, the University of Padua has been attracting students from all over the world; its professors have always been encouraged to experience teaching methods abroad. Recently the University reorganized the degree courses in order to meet the requirements that are set out by the new University reform: that was done respecting the long-standing tradition of academic excellence.
University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 – France
It is with determination and a great energy that “Université Paul-Valéry” of Montpellier enters the year 2010 : our university offers you, on one hand, access to innovating technologies, preprofessional formations, and lifelong learning opportunities. On the other hand, you can discthe over a vibrant regional and European legacy, a rich heritage and civilisation, and formations in the domaines of letters, arts, languages, human and social sciences, pedagogy, economy and business.
The Pyrenees Mediterranean Euroregion- Andorra, France
L’Eurorégion Pyrénées-Méditerranée est une initiative conjointe des Gouvernements d’Aragón, de Catalunya, d’Illes Balears et des Conseils Régionaux de Languedoc-Roussillon et de Midi-Pyrénées, qui ont souscrit la Déclaration constitutive de l’Eurorégion en octobre 2004.L’Eurorégion naît sous la forme d’une coordination politique entre les cinq régions partenaires. Elle veut éviter tout mécanisme rigide et privilégier la capacité de soutenir des projets proposés par les acteurs sociaux, institutionnels et économiques du territoire. Les organisations représentatives des cinq sociétés civiles sont ainsi primordiales dans le développement de cette initiative.