The video regarding the first study tour of MED-DESIRE project is now available within the Multimedia section of the project website: on 12- 13 February 2015 Tunisian and Egyptian technicians participated to the study tour in the laboratories of ENEA Portici (Naples) and Casaccia (Rome), to learn procedures, methodologies and techniques for evaluating the quality and reliability of components and systems for the production of solar energy: photovoltaic panels and concentrating solar power (CSP) systems. The study days have been organized by ENEA to meet the demand of the partner countries to bring their testing laboratories - both in terms of equipment and expertise – in line with EU standard, being aware that these facilities are a key factor for a successful development of the solar energy market in their countries.