1. Today. At this stage of development of the REALMA project, the organization is very informal: fundraising, administrative management and scientific activities are carried out by the University of the French West Indies and Guiana, and each partner is bound by a cooperation agreement.

The cooperation agreements formally state the partnership commitments between each institution and the network coordinator, the University of the French West Indies and Guiana. The partnering institutions are responsible for contacting relevant agencies and authorities in their respective countries, in order to be able to carry out following activities:

  1. Student mobility within the framework of university education: intensive courses, Master's training, doctoral co-supervision;
  2. Mobility of young doctors within the framework of their post-doctoral stays. ;
  3. Mobility of researchers, teachers and engineers to ensure on-site training;
  4. Establishment of mutually recognized training modules;
  5. Development of "e-learning": access to information, video conferences, online training, interactive television, virtual library facilities;
  6. Organizing conferences, seminars and thematic schools;
  7. Development of joint research projects and educational engineering.

2. Tomorrow. As the REALMA project grows, it will become necessary to divide tasks between the steering committee, the executive committee, the board of directors and the scientific advisory board:

  • The Steering Committee est constitué des services instructeurs des organismes qui octroient des subventions à REALMA.
  • The Executive Committee receives and manages grants to REALMA. It carries out the action plan developed by the Board of Directors and reports to the steering committee.
  • The Board of Directors is composed of representatives of the partnering institutions. It develops an action plan after consulting the Scientific Council, and proposes it for implementation to the executive committee.
  • The Scientific Council is composed of independent experts. Its task is to evaluate scientific activities proposed by the Board of Directors.