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


ICT 2018: Imagine Digital – Connect Europe

4 – 6 December 2018
Vienna, Austria

This research and innovation event will focus on the European Union’s priorities in the digital transformation of society and industry. It will present an opportunity for the people involved in this transformation to share their experience and vision of Europe in the digital age.

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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

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South Africa and the European Union met on 15 November in Brussels for the seventh Summit of the SA-EU Strategic Partnership. It is a high-level event with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, and President of the Commission, Jean-Claude Junker, in attendance.

European Union (EU) is today the number one exporter to Southern Africa, its main trade partner and the major investor in the Region. Within this context, some of the most influential business leaders from Southern Africa and Europe gathered in Johannesburg today to explore exciting opportunities for growth and investment.


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.