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Workshop: Leveraging new funding opportunities for African-European Radio Astronomy partnerships in Brussels, Belgium

The workshop will present recent policy developments in EU-Africa cooperation in the field of radio astronomy and explore new opportunities that such cooperation can offer to industry, particularly the ICT, energy and manufacturing sectors. The workshop will also celebrate the launch of the African-European Radio Astronomy Platform (AERAP).

29 May 2012
Austria

During the workshop, African and EU policy makers will discuss the policy basis for radio astronomy cooperation and industry representatives will highlight their success stories in working with African radio astronomy projects.

The workshop will celebrate the launch of the African-European Radio Astronomy Platform (AERAP), a new stakeholder forum convened to define priorities for radio astronomy cooperation between Africa and Europe. It will provide a framework for stakeholders from industry and academia to define research action plans across the wide range of technological areas that will be essential for the future of radio astronomy. This framework will enable major research and technological advances that will drive socioeconomic development and competitiveness in both Africa and Europe.

The overall goals of the platform will be to strengthen research and innovation in Europe and Africa, improve knowledge transfer and stimulate competitiveness across both continents.

“Leveraging new funding opportunities for African-European Radio Astronomy partnerships - Realising the objectives of the European Parliament’s Written Declaration 45” workshop will take place on May 29th 2012 from 9h30 to 17h00 in Stanhope Hotel.

Further information and registration can be found at http://www.astroafricaeu.com/event.php?id=11

Further information on AERAP can be found at http://www.aerap.org/