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The seventh meeting of the Governing Board

The meeting among the members of this internal body in charge of deciding policy and strategic issues was held in Paris on 19-20 November 2015 at short term after the terrorist attacks which caused 130 victims and hundreds of injured people. Despite this grievous event most representatives of the national institutions members of the GB decided to take part in the meeting which was open with the participative solidarity expressed to the French colleagues by all national delegates. The works focused on the updating of the Vision Document and the possible evolution of the Water JPI strategy. Punctual information about the activities on the future version 2.0 of the Strategic Research, and Innovation Agenda, the activities on alignment and good practices, the participation and first results of the second co-funded call for proposals was provided to the attendees. Time was dedicated to discuss and find a common resolution or the future activities on the implementation plan, the internal cooperation development, and the improvement of the communication and dissemination tools. More involvement of the Member States in achieving of the Water JPI objectives was recommended as well a connection with the activities of the working groups within the Common Implementation Strategy of the Water Frame Directive. The organization of regular state of art workshops on the most important water research topics was also suggested. A session was dedicated to the presentation of the activities carried out in the Task Force on interaction with Horizon 2020, in TF on alignment and in that on international cooperation. Next Governing Board will be hosted by the Spanish team and will be held on 14-15 April 2016.

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