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What is an INCONET project?

INCO-NET projects aim at supporting bi-regional dialogues in order to:
■Promote and structure the participation of third countries in the activities of FP7.
■Promote regional integration as well as identification and the prioritisation of common research areas of mutual interest and benefit.
■Facilitate the uptake and use of common identified research areas and the monitoring of performance and impacts of international S&T cooperation across the Specific Programmes of FP7. The INCO-NET projects establish balanced partnerships, regrouping multiple international stakeholders (partners from research, industry, government and civil society) for research actions.

PACE-NET is a three-year INCO-NET Coordination Action, supported by the European Commission (DG RTD-INCO), whose main goal is to strengthen bi-regional sustainable dialogue on Science and Technology between Europe and the Pacific. Thus, over the past three years, the PACE-NET consortium has been actively involved in linking up Pacific and European researchers and key stakeholders – this was done through the organisation of biregional conferences where those were invited to discuss possible areas of common interest. The first bi-regional platform that was organised in Brisbane, Australia in July 2011, focussed on the ‘Efficiency of instruments to foster bi-regional cooperation’, whereas the second platform in Brussels, Belgium (March 2012) focussed on a high-level dialogue on “Strengthening Pacific-European Collaboration in Research, Development and Innovation”. Finally the the third key stakeholder conference will be convened in Suva, Fiji (March 2013) and will allow the Dissemination of Project results and networking towards implementation and future actions. The project also conducted an extensive survey to map the thematic priorities of the Pacific which eventually fed into the above-mentioned events. Those thematic areas include: Biodiversity/Ecosystem Management, Health, and then Water, Agriculture/Forestry, Fisheries/Aquaculture, Natural Hazards in relation with Climate change as well as Mid-term Research, Development and Innovation Policies. We owe the success of the discussions held in each of the three conferences to the carefully selected researchers and key stakeholders from accross the Pacific and Europe who took part in the project and PACE-NET is proud to present them in this publication. It is intended to ensure the visibility of those key stakeholders with a strong research background in various thematic areas. We hope that this publication will prove to be useful in the coming years as an instrument to consolidate partnerships with researchers from the Pacific .

You will find hereafter the PACE-Net key stakeholder booklet:

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