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Celebrating 20 Years of the South Africa (SA)-European Union (EU) Science and Technology Agreement
3 October 2016, Cape Town, South Africa
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The European Union (EU)-South Africa (SA) Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) dates back to 1996 when the Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement was concluded, covering the collaboration in research from the Fourth EU Framework Programme to the current programme, Horizon 2020. The STI policy dialogue is implemented through the meetings of the EU-SA Joint Science and Technology Cooperation Committee (JSTCC) co-Chaired by the Directors General of the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) and European Commission (EC) Directorate General for Research and Innovation. The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the European Commission (EC) is organising an event on 3 October 2016 to celebrate this auspicious milestone. The event will be in a form of a dinner hosted by Her Excellency Mrs Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology in South Africa and His Excellency Mr Marcus Cornaro, Ambassador of the EU in SA. The event will also include a series of keynote speakers and a showcase of SA-EU projects that have contributed significantly in the evolution and success of the SA-EU STI cooperation.

International Conferences on Research Infrastructures (ICRI) 2016
3 - 5 October 2016, Cape Town, South Africa
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The International Conferences on Research Infrastructures (ICRI) are a global forum in the Research Infrastructures domain. Providing unique opportunities to share insights in this field from around the world, we promote international cooperation. The conferences will be co-organised by the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the European Commission. Building on the conclusions of previous ICRIs, and the ongoing debates on Research Infrastructures in international fora, such as the Group of Senior Officials (GSO) and the OECD-Global Science Forum (GSF), a more structured approach to collaboration on global Research Infrastructures will be discussed with the international community. Here, the strategic importance of Research Infrastructures and exploring their role as a tool for Science Diplomacy will be underlined.

Science Forum South Africa 2016
8 - 9 December 2016, CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa
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Eager to continue to Ignite Conversations about Science and to build on the success of the first Science Forum South Africa (held in December 2015) the South African Department of Science and Technology will be hosting the second Science Forum South Africa during 8-9 December 2016. The Forum will again serve as a large, open, public platform for debating the science and society interface. The 2016 Forum will have a specific focus on the social sciences and humanities, as well as the role of science in Africa's development.

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