An essential feature of the network is the operation of Working Groups (W/Gs) - formerly called Discussion Groups - that focus on areas of common EU and GCC interest.
A variety of stakeholders/experts from both the EU and the GCC may participate in the working groups, including research institutions, industrial entities, professional organisations, policy makers and authorities, private and pubic sector.
The Working Groups are co-ordinated by the Energy Technology Expert of the Network (Dr Mustapha Taoumi) and collaboration is facilitated by the Conveners - distinguished EU and GCC experts- that support the workplan and stimulate discussions on hot topics of common interest.
The working groups meet twice a year at the Network events.
As per the arising needs, the working groups may organise and hold additional e-meetings through the website, as well as other activities (thematic discussions, seminars, training sessions), as appropriate, for the promotion of cooperation in their respective areas.
Five Working Groups are currently being remobilised on the following topics:
Each Working Group consists of a number of selected qualified experts from the EU and the GCC regions with proven professional and/or research record in the specific field, thus capable of contributing and participating in collaboration activities including:
- know-how and technology transfer,
- policies discussion,
- examination of state-of-the art technologies,
- best practices discussion and promotion,
- research collaboration,
- dissemination and promotion of relevant demonstration projects, and
- facilitation and promotion of relevant EU-GCC cooperation initiatives and projects.
The co-operation among the Working Group experts is guided and facilitated by the Conveners, who are qualified experts that moderate and support collaboration towards achieving the Working Group objectives.
Members of the Working Groups will be able to contribute and follow closely the group activities that are launched. Indicative benefits include:
- invitation for participation in thematic working events, network meetings, training seminars as well as web-meetings, and
- personal account in the private experts collaboration Area within the Network web-platform.
Currently the working groups are in the redesign/mobilisation stage.
EU and GCC Experts in the above clean energy fields may apply for participation in one or more working groups -upon registration-.
Register and Apply for Joining one or more of the Working Groups.
Registered users may apply by noting the relevant preferences in their user profile.