Role of research infrastructures in Africa-EU cooperation

Thursday, 11 April 2013

PAERIP (Promoting African-European Research Infrastructures Partnerships), two projects funded under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), convened a stakeholder conference in Accra, Ghana, on 3-4 December 2012, to consider how research infrastructure partnerships between Africa and Europe could be enhanced.


The Conference explored cooperation opportunities within the framework of the Science, Information Society and Space Partnership (the so-called 8th Partnership) of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES), specifically within the context of cooperation in Science and Technology to address Africa and Europe’s shared societal challenges related to health, food security and the environment, but also with regard to collaboration in the basic sciences more broadly.


More than 100 participants, including representatives of African and European governments, research funding agencies, the research community, research infrastructure organisations, and civil society, attended the event.


Conference conclusions are now available and can be downloaded here.