Workshops on scientific cooperation [fr]
In order to present scientific cooperation between South Africa and the European Union under the Framework Programme Horizon 2020 (H2020), the ESASTAP Plus platform offers a series of thematic conferences.
The first seminar will be held in Brussels on the 14th of January 2014. The event will consist of a series of case studies focused on South African strategic scientific domains such as health or food security. The seminar will also draw attention to some existing scientific collaborations with Europe like the ICEMASA oceanography project involving French expatriate researchers. This seminar represents a real chance for European organizations to learn more about research and innovation in South Africa and will provide the perfect opportunity to initiate new partnerships.
The Brussels-based conference will be followed by a 7-day national launch in South Africa to present the European Union’s H2020 to the South African science and technology community. Attendees will be able to learn about the content of this new programme, the procedures for responding to calls for proposals and the various advisory and support services they may benefit from.
Scientists wishing to participate can register for one of the 7 workshops taking place all over South Africa from the 27th to the 31st of January by following this link:
For further information:
- ESASTAP Plus is a scientific cooperation project between South Africa and the European Union that was launched In November 2013. Funded by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation under the 7th Framework Programme, the project has an initial duration of three years.
Calendars and further information about ESASTAP Plus: http://esastap.org.za/events/index.php
- Horizon 2020 is the new European funding programme for research and innovation launched on the 1st of January 2014.
Calls for proposals and further information about H2020: http://www.horizon2020.gouv.fr