2018/0036(NLE)

EU/Morocco Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation: participation of Morocco in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA)

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2018/0036(NLE) EU/Morocco Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation: participation of Morocco in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA)
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Lead ITRE PATRICIELLO Aldo (EPP) TOIA Patrizia (S&D), TELIČKA Pavel (ALDE), LÓPEZ BERMEJO Paloma (GUE/NGL), RIVASI Michèle (Verts/ALE), KAPPEL Barbara (ENF)
Lead committee dossier: ITRE/8/12295
Legal Basis TFEU TFEU 186-p2, TFEU TFEU 218-p6a
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  • 2018/10/02 Indicative plenary sitting date, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2018/09/07 Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2018/09/03 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2018/04/19 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2018/03/13 Legislative proposal published
    • 06534/2018 summary
    • DG {u'url': u'http://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/research-and-innovation_en', u'title': u'Research and Innovation'}, MOEDAS Carlos

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1 2018/0036(NLE) EU/Morocco Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation: participation of Morocco in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA)
2018/07/12 ITRE 1 amendments...
source: PE-625.418

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PURPOSE: to enable Morocco to participate in the partnership for research and innovation in the Mediterranean area (PRIMA).

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act. 

BACKGROUND: Decision (EU) 2017/1324 of the European Parliament and of the Council provides for the participation of the Union in the partnership for research and innovation in the Mediterranean area (PRIMA).

PRIMA aims at implementing a joint programme to foster research and innovation capacities and to develop knowledge and common innovative solutions for improving the efficiency, safety, security and sustainability of agro-food systems and of integrated water provision and management in the Mediterranean area.

PRIMA will be jointly undertaken by a number of Member States and third countries ('PRIMA Participating States) with a high level of commitment to scientific, management and financial integration and under the same terms and conditions.

Morocco expressed its wish to join PRIMA as a Participating State committing to provide a total financial contribution of EUR 40 million to the initiative.

The negotiations started on 26 June 2017 and were successfully completed on 22 January 2018, when the Chief Negotiators of the future Parties initialled the text of the draft Agreement.

In order to ensure that Morocco participates in PRIMA on an equal footing with Member States and third countries associated to Horizon 2020, an International Agreement with the Union is required to extend the scope of the legal regime established by Decision (EU) 2017/1324 to Morocco.

CONTENT: the Commission proposes that the Council concludes the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Union and Morocco setting out the terms and conditions for the participation of Morocco in the partnership for research and innovation in the Mediterranean area (PRIMA) on behalf of the Union.

The present initiative will allow Morocco to become a Participating State in PRIMA, and thus engaged on an equal footing with Member States and third countries associated to Horizon 2020. Moroccan legal entities would be automatically eligible to apply for EU funding in projects funded from the EU budget.

In order to ensure the protection of Union financial interests, particularly the powers of the Commission, the European Anti-Fraud Office, the Court of Auditors and the PRIMA Implementation Structure (PRIMA-IS) to carry out audits and investigations, the Agreement to be concluded between the EU and Morocco obliges the Parties to provide all necessary assistance to ensure their implementation and to agree on the detailed arrangements for assistance.

BUDGETARY IMPLICATION: the impact on expenditure is estimated at EUR 69 000 for the period 2018-2020.

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PURPOSE: to allow Morocco to participate in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA).

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act. 

BACKGROUND: in accordance with Decision (EU) 2017/1324, Morocco is to become a Participating State in PRIMA subject to the conclusion of an international agreement for scientific and technological cooperation with the Union setting out the terms and conditions for the participation of Morocco in PRIMA.

Morocco expressed its wish to join PRIMA as a Participating State and on an equal footing with the Member States and third countries associated to Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) participating in PRIMA.

The Scientific and Technological Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and Morocco laying down the terms and conditions for Morocco’s participation in PRIMA was signed subject to its conclusion at a later date. The Agreement must now be approved.

CONTENT: the draft Council Decision seeks the approval, on behalf of the Union, of the Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the European Union and Morocco setting out the terms and conditions for the participation of this country in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA).

As a reminder, PRIMA aims to implement a joint programme to foster research and innovation capacities and to develop knowledge and common innovative solutions for improving the efficiency, safety, security and sustainability of agro-food systems and of integrated water provision and management in the Mediterranean area.

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