Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation
Between Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe

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EU-Africa research and innovation funding landscape


National Contact Points

National Contact Points, also known as "NCPs", provide tailored advice to researchers and innovators about the European Union's funding programmes. CAAST-Net Plus supports the training of NCPs in sub-Saharan Africa to enhance participation in Horizon 2020. 

To achieve this goal we have arranged more than 10 in-country Horizon 2020 events, reaching out to hundreds of participants across all regions. Our work continues.

In the run up to a renewed set of Horizon 2020 opportunities in 2016 and 2017, governments should make sure they have effective NCP networks in place.” - Stéphane Hogan, Science Counsellor, European Union’s Delegation to the African Union

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Our Horizon 2020 awareness-raising and NCP training team is a collaboration between: 

CAAST-Net Plus Horizon 2020 Info Days and NCP Training






Use Our Resources to Strengthen Your Work

CAAST-Net Plus partners are continuously developing and improving the project's resources to support Horizon 2020 information sharing and NCP training efforts. 

We encourage research and innovation institutions to make use of our resources in developing presentations and/or events.

And we're especially interested if these resources are useful. Let us know. Write to:

Watch our Horizon 2020 introductory video

Selected CAAST-Net Plus NCP Training Presentations

All CAAST-Net Plus info on Horizon 2020


Reports, Interviews and Infographics

Country-level Data from Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) 2007-2013*

*Data courtesy of European Union Delegation to African Union

More Support?

If you are seeking additional technical support on the Horizon 2020 funding programme, you should aim to contact an NCP relevant to your area of interest. Look at the European Commission's NCP web page for additional info about NCPs and Horizon 2020. 

In some countries outside of the EU or its list of Associated Countries, there are well-established NCP networks, such as ESASTAP Plus in South Africa. 

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Disclaimer: CAAST-Net Plus is funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n0 311806. This document reflects only the authors’ views and the European Union cannot be held liable for any use that may be made of the information contained herein.

CAAST-Net Plus is funded by the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement 311806
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