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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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Ms Prudence Makhura, Tel: +27 (0)12 481 4077, E-mail:

Marie Curie Actions

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 development (R&D).

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.

More information

Mobility portal

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.

RISE and ITN H2020 web streaming training event for NCPs

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Unit and the Research Executive Agency (REA) organised web-streamed training on the 2014 calls for the Innovative training Networks (ITN) and the Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) on 15 January.


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

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