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Specific Support to Tunisia



Specific Support to Tunisia: factsheet

An overview of the PSF Specific Support to Tunisia

Specific Support to Tunisia: Background Report

This background report for the H2020 Specific Support to Tunisia focuses on describing the key characteristics of the research and innovation (R&I) system in Tunisia, its key actors and governance structure and policies.


Specific Support to Tunisia: kick-off meeting – setting research priorities and public-private cooperation in R&D

14 March 2018
DG Research and Innovation - Unit A4
Brussels, Belgium

The Specific Support to Tunisia started with a discussion on its two main focus areas – business participation in R&D activities and defining research priorities – and the schedule for a series of fact-finding visits to the country. The PSF team includes independent European R&I policy experts from Austria, Belgium, France, Spain and Switzerland.

Specific Support to Tunisia: first country visit – research-industry cooperation and national research priorities

14 May 2018 to 17 May 2018
DG Research and Innovation - Unit A4
Tunis, Tunisia

In this first PSF Specific Support action for an EU-associated country outside Europe, the panel of policy experts and peers from other countries met a range of stakeholders in the Tunisian R&I system, from public administration and research organisations to the private sector. The mission allowed the panel to look at the status of public-private R&D cooperation in the country and discuss potential policy instruments for fostering such collaboration, as well as the processes involved in the design of Tunisia’s national research priorities to facilitate their appropriation by stakeholders.

Specific Support to Tunisia: second country visit

19 September 2018 to 21 September 2018
DG Research and Innovation - Unit A4
Tunis, Tunisia

The expert panel met research and innovation stakeholders from the public and private sectors during this second visit to Tunisia. It was an opportunity to discuss the panel's preliminary findings and recommendations with the Tunisian authorities, as well as to undertake additional interviews with the R&I community in the country. This helped the experts to refine and complete their assessment on how to strengthen public-private cooperation in research and to improve the definition of research priorities.

Specific Support to Tunisia: final meeting

21 November 2018
DG Research and Innovation - Unit A4
Square Orban 07, Brussels

During this final meeting of the PSF Specific Support to Tunisia, the expert panel will discuss the findings of the second round of interviews in the country, draw its final conclusions and sharpen its recommendations for the Tunisian authorities to promote research-industry cooperation in the country and strengthen the definition and implementation of the national research priorities.

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