Open calls

Closing: 22 November 2018

The purpose of this call for proposals is to provide funding to actions that aim to support sub-Saharan African countries to establish and develop robust national medicines regulatory systems and capacities for ethical review of clinical research and use of medicinal products and technologies for use in humans. This scheme targets both National Ethics Committees (NECs) and National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs).

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EDCTP call: Career Development Fellowships
Closing date: 27 November 2018

COST Action 2018-2
Closing date: 29 November 2018


The purpose of the H2020 workshop is to share open calls for proposals focusing mainly on Space Science and ERA-NET Cofund on Raw Materials (ERA-MIN 2). Details will be presented on the various advisory and support services, availed by the ESASTAP 2020 platform, to support South African-European cooperation under Horizon 2020.

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ICT 2018: Imagine Digital – Connect Europe
4 – 6 December 2018, Vienna, Austria

IST-Africa Networking Session at ICT 2018
5 December 2018, Vienna, Austria

Evidence Informed Policy Making: Water-Energy-Food-Health
9 – 11 December 2018, Pretoria, South Africa

South Africa – European Union Dialogue: Disruptive technologies and public policy in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
10 – 12 December 2018, Pretoria, South Africa


The Updated map of the innovation landscape in South Africa & Framework Conditions 2016 contains updated information and data for policy makers, researchers, programme owners and innovation organisations as well as small and medium enterprises interested in EU-South African linkages and offers through a variety of means. It offers insights on the EU-South African Partnership in Science, Technology and Innovation providing an overview on the current state-of-play of innovation in SA. The report is part of the task 3.1. Identification of the innovation framework conditions and creating an enabling environment to enhance SA-EU cooperation of the ESASTAP 2020 project. The project, started in February 2016, is funded under Horizon 2020 framework programme and it will last three years.

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The European Commission (EC)published its proposal for Horizon Europe, a €100 billion research and innovation programme, on 7 June 2018. The proposal is part of the next European Union long-term budget. Horizon Europe 2021 – 2027 will succeed Horizon 2020 and is expected to be launched on 1 January 2021.