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Upcoming events

Horizon 2020 Information Sharing Session on Funding Opportunities
24 November 2017, Cape Town, South Africa
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The purpose of the H2020 workshop is to present calls for proposals currently open focusing on Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research. The workshop will serve as an ideal opportunity for South African based researchers and institutions interested in cooperating with European organisations and institutions under H2020 to learn more about the administrative requirements and the procedure to be followed when submitting proposals. Details will also be presented of the various advisory and support services, availed by the ESASTAP 2020 platform, to support South African-European cooperation under Horizon 2020.

SA-EU Open Science Workshop
30 November - 1 December 2017, Pretoria, South Africa
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The Department of Science and Technology (DST), in partnership with the European Commission, cordially invite you to a SA-EU Open Science workshop in order to develop a South African Open Science Policy Framework. The Framework will consist of a set of guidelines and principles that will direct the institutionalisation of Open Science in South Africa. Through the sharing of Open Science policy interventions and experiences, this workshop seeks to create opportunities for policy learning and collaboration between South Africa and the European Union (EU).

Science Forum South Africa
7 - 8 December 2017, Pretoria, South Africa
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The Science Forum South Africa is inspired by events such as ESOF, AAAS, and the Japan Agora. The key objectives of the Forum are to create a platform for a vibrant debate on the role of science, technology and innovation and society in South Africa; to strengthen South Africa's strategic international science, technology and innovation partnerships; and to create a platform for senior government leaders, academics, scientists, industry, civil society, and students to interact.

Webinar: Eurostars funding
14 December 2017 at 11:00 CET
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Ahead of the next cut-off deadline for Eurostars funding applications on Thursday 1 March 2018 at 20:00 CET, a webinar will be organised on Thursday 14 December 2017 at 11:00 CET, providing you with helpful information about the programme. The webinar programme spans the following topics:
A presentation of the programme
Why take part in Eurostars?
The Eurostars process: application, evaluation, monitoring
An explanation of the eligibility criteria
A description of the evaluation criteria
Tips and tricks for success
The webinar will be followed by a Q&A session. Questions can be sent in advance to

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