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    Strengthening Science, Research and Innovation Cooperation between Europe and South Africa

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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. ESASTAP is a collaborative initiative between South Africa and the European Union established through the Department of Science and Innovation. 

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.

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Collaboration Opportunities

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Open Calls

Here you’ll find opportunities that are currently available from ESASTAP through the collaboration between South Africa and the European Union.

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Upcoming Events

07 Oct 2022
9:00 am - 11:00 am

ESASTAP  will be hosting an Information Sharing Session on the 3rd of October 2022. Time: 9:00 to 11:30 The meeting link will only be shared with those who subscribe to this […]

17 Oct 2022
All day

While you enjoy your summer holiday, we want to make sure you won’t skip our key event in your agenda. Save the date for Water Knowledge Europe 2022, coming back […]

05 Dec 2022
All day

The IBF was launched in 2017 and comprises of representatives from the IBF member countries and observers (for more about the IBF, please visit the following website: https://www.bioeconomy-forum.org/). The Forum is […]

06 Dec 2022
All day

Titled "A Forum on the social and economic relevance, influence and responsibilities of Science, the 2022 Word Science Forum will be held from 6 to 9 December 2022 in Capetown […]