IRSES MEDYNA is to create and/or reinforce networks for long-term, joint research projects and high-level training of personnel between European and Maghreb research staff working in the fields of Geodynamics, Geohazards, and Applied Geology in NW Africa. MEDYNA is an ambitious research staff exchange scheme on Integrated Earth Sciences that will promote international collaborations between 5 EU Beneficiaries from Mediterranean EU institutions in Spain, France and Portugal, and 15 Mediterranean partner institutions from the Partnership Countries (MPC) of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.