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EU programmes workshop


21-22 November 2018

EU programmes workshop

Organised by
The Overseas Countries and Territories Association

Despite the eligibility by principle stated in the Overseas Association Decision (OAD), the actual access by individuals and legal entities based in the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) to the programmes of the European Union (EU) remains a challenge, and their success in accessing EU funds, other than the European Development Fund (EDF), remains very limited.

In June 2018, OCTA hired an EU Programmes Officer to reinforce the capacity of its secretariat to better support the OCTs and enhance the access of OCT based stakeholders to EU horizontal programmes. The secretariat will soon release a report on OCT participation in EU horizontal programmes and organise capacity-building activities in line with the 2015-2020 strategy of OCTA.

It is in this context that OCTA organised an EU programmes workshop in Brussels on 21st and 22nd November 2018. The objective of this workshop was to reinforce the capacities and visibility of the public authorities and relevant organisations based in the OCTs to enhance their access to the horizontal programmes of the European Union.

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All pictures of the workshop

Agenda

Opening: Welcoming address et opening remarks
Thematic session 1 – research and innovation
Thematic session 2 – support to SMEs
Thematic session 3.1 – mobility (part 1: education and training)
Thematic session 3.2 – mobility (part 2: sport & volunteering)
Thematic session 3.3 – mobility (part 3: young entrepreneurs)
Thematic session 4 – oceans & blue growth
Wrap-up session & conclusions

Opening: Welcoming address et opening remarks

Executive Committee of OCTAOCTA working group
Ms Carol Voges
President of the Executive Committee of OCTA
Ms Janice Panton
Chair of OCTA working group on research, education
and innovation
European Commission DEVCO 05 OCTs
Ms Sylvie Millot
Head of Unit DEVCO 05 Relations with OCTs
European Commission
The session was moderated by Nicolas Ferellec
Coordinator - OCTA secretariat
History of OCT eligibility to EU programmes State of play of OCT participation in EU programmes
Ms Perrine Orosco, Head of office of MEP Maurice Ponga
Presentation
Mr Benoît Dalbert, EU Programmes Officer, OCTA secretariat
Report on participation
Presentation of the report
Results of needs assessment questionnaire

Thematic session 1 – research and innovation

Current opportunities under Horizon 2020Greenland Institute of Natural Resources
Ms Alison Imrie
Senior Expert
DG RTD, European Commission
Presentation
Dr Helle Siegstad
Head of Department
Greenland Institute of Natural Resources
Presentation
Institute Louis Malardé: project ZIKAlliance
Mr Hervé Teivitau Varet
Managing Director, Institut Louis Malardé (French Polynesia)
Presentation
The session was moderated by Benoît Dalbert, OCTA secretariat

Thematic session 2 – support to SMEs

Current opportunities under COSMESuccess story of the project EEN TOPIC
Ms Maria Pia Vigliarolo
Policy Officer, DG GROW, European Commission
Presentation
Ms Gonda de Bruin
Manager European and Technological Development,
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Centre
Presentation

Thematic session 3.1 – mobility (part 1: education and training)

Opportunities under Erasmus+
The session was moderated by Benoît Dalbert, EU Programmes Officer, OCTA secretariat Ms Ute Haller-Block
Head of Unit, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)
Presentation
University of CuraçaoUniversity of Aruba
Dr Francis de Lanoy
Rector Magnificus of the University of Curaçao
Presentation
Video 1
Video 2
Dr Glenn Thodé
Rector of the University of Aruba
Presentation

Thematic session 3.2 – mobility (part 2: sport & volunteering)

Erasmus+ Sport & European Solidarity CorpsSuccess stories of Youth Information Centre of New Caledonia
Ms Ute Haller-Block
Head of Unit, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)
Presentation
Ms Louise Andréa Wamejonengo
Policy Officer mobility, Youth Information Centre of New Caledonia
Presentation

Thematic session 3.3 – mobility (part 3: young entrepreneurs)

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs
Ms Katerina Nejdlova
Programme Manager, DG GROW, European Commission, Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs
Presentation

Thematic session 4 – oceans & blue growth

Blue Bioeconomy ForumAlgaePARC in Bonaire
Mr Frédéric Maier
Consultant at Technopolis Group, Blue Bioeconomy Forum
Presentation
Dr Iago Dominguez Teles
Researcher (Microalgae Production and Applications)
Wageningen University & Research, the project AlgaePARC in Bonaire
Presentation (without videos)
Video 1
Video 2

Wrap-up session & conclusions

Wrap-upConclusions
Mr Benoît Dalbert
EU Programmes Officer, OCTA secretariat
Ms Carol Voges
President of the Executive Committee of OCTA

For more information, please contact:

Benoît Dalbert
EU Programmes Officer
Email: dalbert [at] overseas-association.eu
Phone: +32 2 895 34 34

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