The PACE-Net Plus bi-regional dialogue platform will be held in Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi.
The Pacific-Europe Network for Science, Technology and Innovation (PACE-Net Plus) bi-regional dialogue platform will be held at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi from 30 June to 1 July 2016.
The bi-regional dialogue platform is hosted by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment with a theme of “Moving towards a high-level policy dialogue in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) pathways to innovation in the Pacific region.”
PACE-Net Plus is the second project funded by the European Commission to further support the institutional bi-regional policy dialogue in Science and Technology between the Pacific region and the European Union.
One of the aims of the project is to strengthen the bi-regional cooperation in STI, notably through Horizon 2020, which is the European Union’s framework programme dedicated to research and innovation.
With this bi-regional dialogue platform, PACE-Net Plus will present a strategy to support the official recognition of the fundamental importance of STI in the sustainable development of Pacific Island Countries.
PACE-Net Plus will also propose concrete joint activities to strengthen the STI cooperation between the European Union and the Pacific region, thus contributing to policy dialogue between the two regions.
The main outcomes of the project activities will be delivered to the policy makers in the Pacific including, state of the art STI in the Pacific, thematic think tanks relating to Horizon 2020 societal challenges, surveys on innovation, pathways to innovation in the Pacific and results of the seed funding initiatives on STI.
As part of the two-day dialogue platform, the participants will also discuss the policy recommendations that have been elaborated in the framework of the project, to promote the bi-regional cooperation in STI between Europe and the Pacific.
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