One of the main objectives of JoRIEW project is to improve Jordanian capacities in research and to enhance the collaboration between Jordanian researchers and the ERA partners of the consortium so as to enhance the collaboration between the two regions, achieve transfer-of-knowledge and expertise, and develop a sustainable national research policy which will address the main problems of the Jordanian society and economy. Establishment of JoRIEW scientific network is a major activity that will help achieving this goal.
The criteria that have been used for the selection of the members are: scientific relevance, geographical coverage so as to ensure local development, complementarity of expertise between the members of the network, so as to achieve the maximum transfer of knowledge and know-how between the members. We made sure that European members of the network cover all geographical areas of Europe; north, south, west and east Europe. The same principle was applied in the target country; organizations from north, middle and south Jordan were approached to participate in the network. The network members include universities, research centers, NGOs and governmental bodies such as ministries; this will cover different scientific themes of the project as well as expertise needed such as policy making.