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Thursday, 30 January 2014

EU and South Africa to step up cooperation in science and innovation

The EU and South Africa will step up collaboration in the fields of global health research, earth observation and research infrastructures, senior officials agreed at a meeting in Brussels on Jan. 13. The 12th Joint Science and Technology Cooperation Committee meeting took place to review and plan new priorities of collaboration under the new EU research and innovation programme Horizon 2020 and similar South African research programmes.
Scientific collaboration between South Africa and the EU was established under the Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement concluded in 1996 and which entered into force in November 1997. South Africa is also very committed in playing a role to strengthen EU scientific cooperation with the rest of Africa. It takes part in the EU-Africa High Level Policy Dialogue on science, technology and innovation under the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (2007).

Source: European Commission