Fostering research excellence
in EU Outermost Regions

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About Forward

Learn more about the Horizon 2020 Project FORWARD : “ Fostering research excellence in EU Outermost Regions”.


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Forward Project : How Does It Work ?

The overall objective of this project is to improve the OR excellence in research and innovation, but also to strengthen their participation in EU research and innovation funded projects, and link research activities with territorial development.

FORWARD is organized in three logical phases:

  1. Regional diagnosis, comparative analysis and definition of local and joint strategies
  2. Capacity building through thematic working groups, training, networking, consortium building
  3. Strengthening of the connection between research and policy making and ensuring sustainability (and impacts) of project results on a long term

Forward is composed of eight workpackages lead by each OR

  1. Management and coordination (WP1) – Canary Islands,
  2. Diagnosis of the R & D ecosystems of the ORs (WP2) – Reunion,
  3. Co-creation and implementation of thematic action plans (WP3) – Canary Islands and Guadeloupe,
  4. Capacity building and training activities (WP4) – Azores
  5. Networking activities (WP5) – Canary Islands,
  6. Connecting research and policy making: next generation policy tools (WP6) – Madeira
  7. Monitoring, evaluation and performance (WP7) – Mayotte
  8. Dissemination and communication (WP8) – French Guiana