What is ESASTAP?

European South African Science and Technology Advancement Programme (ESASTAP) was launched during the sixth European Union Framework Programme (the main EU funding instrument for research and innovation) to promote, facilitate and coordinate research, development and innovation (RDI) cooperation between South Africa and the European Union in areas of common interest.

The initiative has not only enhanced RDI cooperation under the Framework Programme and other reciprocal programmes, but enriched and facilitated policy dialogue, fostered innovation partnerships, and promoted greater coordination and synergy.

BiodivERsA

BiodivERsA

DST-CSIR BIOREFINERY INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT FACILITY
European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)

European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)

EU-funded programme that enables researchers to set up their interdisciplinary research networks in Europe and beyond.

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European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)
Eurostars

Eurostars

"Eurostars supports international innovative projects led by research and development- performing small- and medium-sized enterprises (R&D-performing SMEs)."

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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

H2020 ERA-NET Programmes

H2020 ERA-NET Programmes

South Africa benefits from this programme through the human capital development opportunities offered by international cooperation.

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Framework Programme (Horizon 2020)

Framework Programme (Horizon 2020)

Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness.

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EUREKA

EUREKA

EUREKA provides a platform for international Research, Development and Innovation cooperation.

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ACP-EU Co-operation Programme in Science and Technology (ACP S&T)

ACP-EU Co-operation Programme in Science and Technology (ACP S&T)

Appropriate technologies can contribute to the improvement of living conditions in villages and cities, while boosting family and business incomes.

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ACP-EU Co-operation Programme in Science and Technology (ACP S&T)
The Science & Technology Cooperation Agreement between the EU and SA turns 24 in 2020