Governments, research centers, industries and communities have a central role in tackling societal challenges such as climate change, local economic development and sustainability. However they often tend to respond to contemporary challenges – that are complex, interrelated and carry a multi-dimensional nature – in an uncoordinated and isolated fashion.
Today, policy-makers and public administrators need more and more science to produce actionable evidence for an evidence-based policy-making.In the same way, scientists need to raise awareness, better communicate, engage and partner with policy-makers to make the best out of their research, have a tangible social impact and avoid ill-informed policies might impede research progress and valuable findings.
To raise awareness on what outlined above, promote an effective and integrated methodology and offer support to the identified Tunisian and international key-stakeholders – as well as Tunisian project’s partners – FASTER, in collaboration with The Node for Opportunities, Development and Environment will organise from April 2nd to April 4th, 2019 in Tunis, targeted multidisciplinary trainings and capacity-building on various cross-cutting key topics, at the heart of European and international agenda.
This set of multidisciplinary cross-cutting trainings has the objective to inform, empower and connect decision-makers with managers and researchers to:
- Benefit the most from international opportunities, knowledge, best practices and synergies
- Achieve goals while enhancing leadership, management and innovation capacities
- Strengthen the interconnection of internal and external coordination processes
- Advance cooperation among policy-makers, researchers, industries with knowledge, capacities and tools
- Get acquainted with all cross cutting concepts also relevant to many EU and international funding opportunities