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
Did you attend one of our training workshops?
Team CAAST-Net Plus
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Our Horizon 2020 awareness-raising and NCP training team is a collaboration between:
- FORTH/PRAXI Network, Greece
- Science and Technology Policy Research Institute, Ghana
- University of Jyväskylä/Finnish Universities Partnership for International Development, Finland
CAAST-Net Plus Horizon 2020 Info Days and NCP Training
- Nigerian Researchers Attend Horizon 2020 Info Session
- CAAST-Net Plus Horizon 2020 Info Day and NCP Training in Nigeria
- CAAST-Net Plus, EDCTP2 Present Horizon 2020 in Sudan
- CAAST-Net Plus Horizon 2020 Workshop - Ethiopia
- CAAST-Net Plus Horizon 2020 Info Day and NCP Training - Cameroon
- Horizon 2020 Info Day and NCP Training - Ghana
- CAAST-Net Plus Angola Horizon 2020 Info Day
- Announcement: CAAST-Net Plus Horizon 2020 Info Day in Mozambique
- CAAST-Net Plus, IST-Africa Horizon 2020 Info Day in Mauritius
- CAAST-Net Plus, IST-Africa Horizon 2020 Info Day in Uganda
- CAAST-Net Plus, IST-Africa Horizon 2020 Info Day in Malawi
- CAAST-Net Plus, IST-Africa Horizon 2020 Info Day in Tanzania
- CAAST-Net Plus, IST-Africa Horizon 2020 Info Day in Kenya
- Announcement: CAAST-Net Plus Horizon 2020 East Africa Roadshow
- CAAST-Net Plus Participates in Horizon 2020 Info Day - Ethiopia
- CAAST-Net Plus Horizon 2020 Info Day and NCP Training - Nigeria
- CAAST-Net Plus Horizon 2020 Info Day and NCP Training - Ghana
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: email@example.com.
Watch our Horizon 2020 introductory video
Selected CAAST-Net Plus NCP Training Presentations
- EU-Africa Research Cooperation in Horizon 2020: An Overview
- Introduction to NCP Systems
- Benefits of Establishing and NCP System
- How to Support Horizon 2020 Participation Through an NCP System
Reports, Interviews and Infographics
- Interview: African Participation Drops in Horizon 2020 (external link)
- Infographic: Total of 17 Horizon 2020 Projects with African Partners
- Interview: From Information to Action
- Six Horizon 2020 Infographics
- Interview: Horizon 2020 - To Apply, Or Not To Apply
- Interview: Horizon 2020 - The Right Information Matters
- Report: IST-Africa, CAAST-Net Plus Horizon 2020 Info Day in Mauritius (2014)
- Status of African NCPs: A Report of the CAAST-Net Project (2013)
Country-level Data from Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) 2007-2013*
- Factsheet: Benin and FP7
- Factsheet: Burkina Faso and FP7
- Factsheet: Cameroon and FP7
- Factsheet: Egypt and FP7
- Factsheet: Ethiopia and FP7
- Factsheet: Ghana and FP7
- Factsheet: Kenya and FP7
- Factsheet: Mali and FP7
- Factsheet: Morocco and FP7
- Factsheet: Mozambique and FP7
- Factsheet: Nigeria and FP7
- Factsheet: Senegal and FP7
- Factsheet: South Africa and FP7
- Factsheet: Tanzania and FP7
- Factsheet: Tunisia and FP7
*Data courtesy of European Union Delegation to African Union
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.
This content was produced by *Research Africa for CAAST-Net Plus. To report an error, write to firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about us, go to www.researchresearch.com/africa.
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.