Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA | Phase: ICT-2013.10.3 | Award Amount: 886.52K | Year: 2013
The main objectives of IST-Africa (2014 2015) are to Support implementation of Information Society, ICT and Innovation related aspects of the Africa EU Strategic Partnership and associated dialogues between the European Commission (EC) and EU Member States with the African Union Commission (AUC), African Member States and other Key Regional Organisations Foster partnerships between EU and African organizations in collaborative ICT Research and Innovation within Horizon 2020 & other relevant programmes Strengthen Increased Co-ordination at EU level with Horizon 2020 instruments (such as BILAT, INCO-NET and ERA-NET) as well as relevant EU Member State and Associated Countries Programmes to promote international Cooperation
IST-Africa (2014 2015) will achieve these goals by building on IST-Africas existing relationships, extensive international network, insight, credibility and goodwill to Strengthen international cooperation by promoting Information Society, ICT and Innovation related research cooperation between African and EU organizations under Horizon 2020 and other relevant programmes Organise the IST-Africa 2014 and IST-Africa 2015 Conferences in IST-Africa Partner Countries to facilitate international community building, partnership development and knowledge sharing with activities including two IST-Africa international research conferences and two IST-Africa Living Labs Thematic Working Group Meetings Organise Living Labs Participatory Workshops in IST-Africa Partner Countries to support cross-border knowledge sharing and wider adoption of Living Labs and Open Innovation Organise Horizon 2020 Training Workshops in IST-Africa Partner Countries to promote African participation and identify/validate national research capacity and priorities Organise 2 IST-Africa Promotion/Dissemination Workshops at key European conferences to raise wider international awareness of African research capacity and priorities Publish Analysis of Information Society and ICT Research and Innovation Capacities and Priorities, related Bilateral Agreements with EU Member States, and Profiles of Living Labs and Innovation Spaces in IST-Africa Partner Countries Contribute to European and African meetings supporting implementation of Information Society, ICT and Innovation related aspects of the Joint Africa EU Strategic Plan Maximize international impact by publishing reports, news, papers & presentations on IST-Africa portal
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: INCO.2013-2.2 | Award Amount: 834.18K | Year: 2013
Considering Egypts research and political landscape, and with the aspiration to address the current challenges of STI cooperation, ShERACA\, is designed to support the institutional dialogue and foster the collaborative activities between Egypt and the EU in the fields of research and innovation. ShERACA is a word that means partnership in Arabic and is the acronym for Shaping Egypts association to the European Research Area and Cooperation Action. ShERACA\ builds on the activities and the lessons learned from the first BILAT project (ShERACA) while taking the EU-Egypt partnership a step further towards a sustained partnership in Horizon 2020. ShERACA\ denotes the continuation of the existing efforts while complementing it with broader ranges of activities anticipating future needs. The overall objective of ShERACA\ is to support the policy dialogue and contribute to the definition and implementation of joint strategic agendas for research, development and innovation between the European Union and Egypt. The specific objectives of the ShERACA\ derive primarily from the analysis and recommendations of the recent review study of the EU-Egypt S&T cooperation, the lessons learned from the first BILAT project (ShERACA), and the priorities identified in this call for proposals. Through its various activities, ShERACA\ will positively impact EU-Egypt STI cooperation capitalizing on the existing partnerships and programmes and paving the way towards new joint collaborative activities based on specific mutually identified societal challenges.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA | Phase: ICT-2011.10.3 | Award Amount: 1.05M | Year: 2011
IST-Africa (2012 - 2013) is a strategic collaboration between 1 European partner and 18 African Ministries and National Councils responsible for ICT /STI adoption, policy and research representing North Africa (Egypt, Tunisia), Southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique, Botswana, Swaziland, Malawi), East Africa (Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Ethiopia), West Africa (Senegal, Ghana) & Central Africa (Cameroon).
The main objectives of IST-Africa (2012 - 2013) are to: Support Information Society & ICT R&D dialogues and increase cooperation between EC, AUC, EU & African MS and key regional organisations; Support work of European Expert Group & implementation of 8th Africa-EU Strategic Partnership; Organise events synchronised with dialogue meetings, providing input on common R&D priorities and strengthening EU-Africa research links; Identify and analyse African ICT research priorities and provide recommendations for future Africa - EU co-operation; Strengthen cooperative research links between European and African organisations to establish strategic partnerships; Support development of NCPs in partner countries
IST-Africa (2012 - 2013) will: Organise 2 Thematic Working Group Meetings; Facilitation of 2 informal Dialogue Meetings of European Expert Group (hosted by EU Member States or EC) to support EC; Organise 2 Ministerial level research conferences in Africa and meetings with RECs & other Regional stakeholders; Engage with national and regional African S&T/ICT Stakeholders to identify research priorities; Organise FP7 Training Workshops in new Partner Countries (Ethiopia, Tunisia, Swaziland, Malawi) to create awareness about Calls, validate priorities, inform recommendations; Organise 2 IST-Africa Workshops at European conferences to highlight African research capacity; Maximize regional impact by engaging with relevant Technology Platforms and publishing content
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: INCO.2013-2.2 | Award Amount: 853.68K | Year: 2013
The overall objective of the project FETRIC project is to improve the S&T cooperation between EU and Tunisia by strengthening bilateral cooperation between research and innovation actors, especially in the context of the upcoming Horizon 2020 programme and its future evolution. The project is divided into 5 work packages. - WP 1 is dedicated to support policy dialogue between Tunisia and the EU by gathering all the relevant bottom feedback from the project field and contributing to the preparation and implementation of the road map for future STI cooperation in a understandable form for policy-makers; - WP2 gives a special focus on the innovation processes in societal challenges of mutual interest such as Scarcity of resources, Energy (specifically renewable energy and energy saving) and High quality affordable food. After an in-depth analysis of the Tunisian STI system, a methodology will be applied to each of the identified societal challenges so as to bring research and innovation actors together and hence align EU Tunisia science, technology and innovation chain processes. - WP3 named Raising the EU- Tunisia S&T Cooperation aims at improving knowledge and skills on scientific and technological matters so as to improve the quality and number of partnerships involving both researchers and entrepreneurs from Tunisia and Europe. This will mainly be done through the building and improvement of technical and management skills in the Liaison Office and the Tunisian networks of multipliers it coordinates. - WP4 is dedicated to develop efficient Information, communication and dissemination activities to increasing the visibility of FETRIC activities to make them more easily available to the scientific and technological communities from Tunisia and EU; - Finally, WP 5 is dedicated to General management of projects activities and funds with the aim ensure the quality-control of action deliverables, including through an external review committee.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-CA | Phase: INCO.2012-1.1 | Award Amount: 4.50M | Year: 2013
In 2007, heads of state and government from Africa and Europe launched the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES) formulated in response to geopolitical changes, globalisation and the processes of integration in Africa and Europe. At the heart of the JAES is an overtly political relationship and among the features distinguishing JAES from previous Africa-Europe policy initiatives is the associated action plan addressing eight priority areas for Africa-Europe cooperation. The contribution of scientific and technological research, development and innovation, and the centrality of capacity research for economic and social growth and poverty alleviation, and for addressing global societal challenges of mutual interest is explicit. The value of cooperation between the continents is central and under JAES has already led to significant achievements for mutual benefit. CAAST-Net Plus objectives encourage more and better bi-regional STI cooperation for enhanced outcomes around topics of mutual interest, and particularly in relation to the global societal challenges of climate change, food security and health. CAAST-Net Plus actions rely on bi-regional dialogue among stakeholders for gathering informed opinion and experience about the bi-regional cooperation process, formulating and disseminating it in such a way as to be admissible to the formal bi-regional STI policy dialogue process and to programme owners. Through informing the bi-regional policy dialogue for mutual learning and awareness, through building support for coordinated and innovative approaches to bilateral funding of bi-regional cooperation around global challenges, brokering the public-private relationship to foster improved uptake and translation of bi-regional research partnership outputs into innovative technologies, good and services, and through dedicated mechanisms to encourage bi-regional research partnerships, CAAST-Net Plus will make invaluable contributions to the quality and scope of the Africa-Europe STI relationship for mutual benefit.