Sharing KnowlEdge Assets: InteRregionally Cohesive NeigHborhoods (SEARCH)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Javier Revilla Diez, Dr. Daniel Schiller and 13 partners at other European universities together with one partner at the university in Morocco and Israel and one partner in Turkey
Researcher: Prof. Dr. Javier Revilla Diez, Dr. Daniel Schiller, Daria Zvirgzde
Duration: 2011 - 2014
Funded by: European Union (EU) within the 7th research framework programme
Sharing KnowlEdge Assets: InteRregionally Cohesive NeigHborhoods (SEARCH) is a project financed by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development in the 'Socio-economic sciences and the humanities' area (FP7-SSH-2010-2. 266834).
The SEARCH consortium consists of 17 partners from different European and Middle East countries with the aim of studying the impact of the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) on strengthening the integration process between the EU and the neighboring countries (NCs). The work carried out by the Partners adhering to the SEARCH Project will be organized in 8 different work-packages with the aim of providing empirical and theoretical analysis as well as useful policy implications to academia, policy makers and general audience.
The objective of the SEARCH Project is to strengthen the integration process between the EU and the NCs by focusing on the European Research Neighborhood (ERN), thereby improving fundamentally the understanding of institutional framework conditions of the ENP countries, their economic interactions with the EU in terms of people, capital, trade, knowledge, and innovation, in order to improve future definition and implementation of the European Neighboring Policies taking into account that "one size fits all" policy recommendations will not be appropriate due to the bilateral nature of the EU-ENP countries agreements.