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.
On 31 May/01 June 2012, ISC represented PAERIP at the ERF Workshop on "the Socio-Economic Relevance of Research Infrastructures" , which was held in Hamburg, Germany. The topics presented at the workshop were closely related to PAERIP’s WP3 activities therefore the event was of great significance to PAERIP.
The PAERIP survey, which looks at how to improve collaboration between European and African researchers, conducted in early May, explores the experiences of European researchers in their participation in African research infrastructures. One of the main goals of the survey is to identify major factors hindering research collaboration between both continents, and to find solutions on ways to improve and increase European participation in African research projects.
The 1st PAERIP Workshop, organised by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) of South Africa with the support of Sigma Orionis and all PAERIP consortium members, successfully took place on November 11, 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa.