Project Title:   Capacity Building for Sustainable Treatment and Valorization of Olive Mill Waste in Palestine
Funded by:     European Commission
                                 Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
Partners:         Verein zur Foerderung des Technologietransfers an der Hochschule – Germany
                                 Consiglio Nazionale Della Ricerche – Italy
                                Universidad de Extremadura – Spain

Starting Date: October 2011
Ending Date:   December 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.
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