Funded by: 
  • European Commission
  • Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
  • Verein zur Foerderung des Technologietransfers an der Hochschule – Germany
  • Consiglio Nazionale Della Ricerche – Italy
  • Universidad de Extremadura – Spain
Starting Date:
  • October 2011
Ending Date:
  • September 2014

OLITREVA project aims to strengthen RTD (Research Technology and Development) and cooperation capacities of Palestinian research centers and thus, to enhance their response to the environmental threats posed by olive oil production residues in the country. The project's target would be to enhance S&T capacities of local research performers devoted to the field of Olive Mill Waste Treatment, by increasing networking and cooperation with European centers of top-level research and scientific excellence working in the same field. Through this path, local researcher centers and researchers will develop the necessary capacities to respond to the environmental challenges result from incorrect OMW Olive Mill Waste disposal. By engaging one of the country's leading research institutions, the Applied Research Institute-Jerusalem, awareness among local peer organizations on this research field will be raised. Moreover, several activities within the work plan are meant to be a platform to increase international awareness about the work performed by Palestinian research institutions and to promote networking activities and transfer of knowledge and best practices.