The Framework Programmes avail several instruments to support South Africa - European Union S&T cooperation. These for example include the Marie Curie Mobility Instruments. There are also non-Framework Programme instruments, for example those presented by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) or the COST fundamental research programme, available to support cooperation.
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One of the main competitive advantages in science and
technology is the quantity and quality of its human resources.
The overall aim of the FP7 People Programme is to make Europe
more attractive to researchers, so as to increase Europe's
capacity and performance in research and technological
The programme will be implemented through a coherent set of
Marie Curie Actions, addressing researchers in terms of their
skills and competence development in all stages of their
careers, from initial research training to career development
and life-long training, thus imposing no age limit.
Transnational mobility of the researchers, both in Europe and
in the world, as well as intersectoral mobility in academia,
industry and other institutions (e.g. medical) are key elements
throughout the Marie Curie Actions.
The Marie Curie Actions
are open to all domains of research and technological
development addressed under the Treaty. Research fields are
chosen freely by the applicants.
Are you a researcher planning to move to or from South Africa? Here you'll find a list of useful resources to help make your move an easier one. Although every effort has been made to ensure that the information is thorough and accurate, it is not comprehensive.
EURAXESS helps European and non-European researchers as they move about in Europe and supports scientific organisations in their search for outstanding research talent. It provides a single access point to information across all countries including a network of walk-in centres offering personalised assistance to researchers moving to another country. More information
This website aims at informing researchers outside Europe about the Marie Curie Actions: How to come to Europe, how to get Europe to you and/or how to collaborate with Europe. More information