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Thursday, 15 December 2011

More visibility of EU-South Africa S&T cooperation

During a meeting the Joint EU-South Africa Science & Technology Committee has highlighted the importance of encouraging participation by South African researchers in the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). Furthermore it has explored opportunities offered to EU researchers through South African funded programmes.The outcomes of the discussion will be used to supplement the report on current and planned cooperation.
The meeting provided the opportunity to take stock of EU-South African cooperation in the field of science and technology in the framework of the Joint Africa-EU Partnership on Science, Information Society and Space. Issues such as the cross-cutting of researcher mobility and frontier research were addressed as well.
Participants discussed the role of South Africa in strengthening EU cooperation with the rest of Africa in science, technology and innovation. They also exchanged views on recent policy initiatives in research and innovation in South Africa and the EU.