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Science and Technology - Sub Saharan Africa

Funded under: FP7


The launch of the 2007-2013 Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7) places a renewed emphasis on International Cooperation in Science and Technology, which is increasingly seen as being at the centre of Community policies.
The new approach of International Cooperation in FP7 aims at supporting European competitiveness through strategic partnerships with third countries in selected fields of science, facilitating access to research carried out elsewhere in the world, and tackling specific challenges that third countries face or which have a global character on the basis of mutual interest and mutual benefit.
In order to maximise impact, international activities take place across all Specific Programmes of FP7 in a complementary and synergistic manner. The Cooperation Programme enables research cooperation between different global research partners in collaboration with European researchers. The People Programme meets the need to foster both incoming and outgoing international mobility of researchers. The Ideas Programme supports excellence in frontier research and enables individual top international researchers to participate in Europe-led teams. The Capacities Programme supports a range of activities to strengthen S&T cooperation policies with other regions of the world and represents a significant novelty compared to previous Framework Programmes.

Additional information

Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2008. various paging, free of charge
Availability: (Catalogue Number: KI-81-08-312-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-09361-6
Record Number: 200910227 / Last updated on: 2009-02-26
Original language: en
Available languages: en