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News about research and innovation in Outermost Regions


Forward Project : what’s up ?

French Guiana

The Forward project aims to improve ORs participation in EU research and innovation calls for proposals. The animation of ORs’ Research and Innovation ecosystems, trainings to strengthening ORs’capacities and networking are essential to reach this goal. Training in Canary Islands, Saint Martin, French Guiana Despite covid-19 and restrictions of travelling and difficulties to implement in […]


WP3 Thematic Working Groups : experts of Outermost Regions build tools for long term cooperation

Focus on Marine Sciences : Road map, Inter-regional platform, Networking Kick-off meeting are organized in all thematic working groups in order experts design an action plan. The first meeting in the field of Marine sciences held on February 5th .  Almudena Subcoordinator of TWG8, Eu Project manager at ULPG tells us about their methodology to […]


ORs Research capacities : similarities and differences

Thanks to survey, interviews and workshop of ORs R&I stakeholders carried out within the Work Package 2, Forward members have a better view, knowledge and needs of their ecosystem. Some ORs have an embryonning research system profile whereas others have more developed one. The Azorean university has an international attractiveness with its facilities for external […]


ORs : a new way to work

Forward project gathers all the 9 outermost regions. At this step of the project, the work package 3 “co-creation and implementation of thematic action plans” is an important foundation because it brings together experts from the ORs for the first time in thematic working groups. As a reminder, 8 thematic groups in the following areas […]


WP4 Webinar in Saint-Martin


On the 4th and 5th march, Saint Martin held a webinar on R&I european funds. On the first day, general notions were introduced : The general aspects of European funds ; European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) ; Operational programs ; The presentation of the funding & tender portal The second day was dedicated to […]


Outermost Regions co-create thematic actions plan

As a reminder, Forward program aims to increase outermost regions (ORs) participation in EU framework programme and increase their Research and Innovation capacities. 8 thematic groups have been defined based on the pillars of the Horizon Europe program and ORs common interests. Since December 2020, experts from Europe, ORs and other countries have had online […]


Forward Consortium at the Virtual Island Summit – 6 -12 september

French Guiana

FORWARD Consortium will be joining 10,000 islanders from around the world as a speaker at the Virtual Island Summit! It’ s a free online event designed to connect global islands, isolated areas and share their common experiences, best practices and solutions. On September 10, from 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm Brussels time, Forward team will […]


Editorial Newsletter #3 – November 2021

In this third newsletter, we will take a closer look at the Forward program with the implementation of the Thematic working groups actions to improve the participation of the Outermost Regions in Horizon Europe calls for projects. Forward has so far enabled some collaborative tools in each work package such as strategic documents (joint strategy […]


VIDEO : ORs Research and Innovation infrastructures

AzoresCanary IslandsFrench GuianaGuadeloupeLa ReunionMadeiraMartiniqueSaint-MartinMayotte

Within the framework of the 3 promotional videos scheduled for dissemination and communication of FORWARD, CTG (Collectivité Territoriale de Guyane), the French Guianese Work Package Leader has launched the second video. Focused on each OR’s Research and Innovation potential by introducing their infrastructures, projects or innovative solutions, you can discover in 3 minutes some examples […]