Centre of Excellence for Research on Environment, Health and Aging

Strategic Impact

Strategic Impact

CEREHA is a focused and organized action to increase the capacity and optimise the research capability of MIGAL at the top level of European and international quality standards, in the Health and Aging sector, and in accordance with the goals set out in the European Research Area, namely:

  • Establish and expand networks across Europe to support high quality research, exchange know-how and experiences and ensure technology and knowledge transfer so that leading edge research can thrive in the Convergence regions;
  • Increase the participation of beneficiaries in any scientific field covered by the EU Research and Innovation Framework Programmes; In particular, we plan interactions between SMEs in the Galilee, who express their interest, with EU companies.
  • Attract, develop and retain best researchers into the Galilee Convergence region from the USA and other countries;
  • Up-grade the laboratory equipment and research performance of the Galilee RTD institute, to improve the research environment and ensure leadership;
  • Increase the visibility of excellence of CEREHA and ensure the setting-up of long-lasting strategic partnerships in ERA;
  • The sustainability of these long-lasting contacts and high level research is based on both the collaboration with our partners as well as the proposed support of the Israeli Minister of Science and Technology for continuous funding of the research activities.
  • The involvement of the 15 municipalities in the Galilee region, the Regional Development Authority for the Negev and the Galilee (under the Ministry of the Development of the Negev and the Galilee) and the national authorities, as well as some of the companies in the region demonstrate responsiveness to society and regional/European development;
  • It is envisaged that CEREHA will ensure synergy between the Research, Innovation and Cohesion Policies and will valuably contribute to boosting new sources of growth and social cohesion to the major objective of Europe 2020.