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CAAST-Net Plus Featured in New eBook of EU-Africa Research Projects

CAAST-Net Plus Featured in New eBook of EU-Africa Research Projects

CAAST-Net Plus Featured in New eBook of EU-Africa Research Projects

The European Commission has released a new book of EU-Africa research project profiles. [Image credit: European Commission]

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The projects featured in the publication cover an array of research areas, such as health, climate change, food security, transport technology, and astronomy.

“The research set out in this booklet is revealing what we can learn from traditional African medicines, how we can collaborate to tap into gamma ray astronomy, how we can harness the desert sun to produce clean energy and even how we can bring Africa’s culinary diversity to European markets,” writes the EC’s Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Carlos Moedas, in the publication’s Foreword.

CAAST-Net Plus is included in the list of profiled projects in a dedicated chapter entitled “Building bridges for Africa-EU scientific cooperation” (pp. 40-41).

Other profiled projects include:

  • The European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)
  • Promoting Global Responsible research and Social and Science Cooperation (ProGReSS)
  • e-Infrastructures for Africa (ei4Africa), and
  • European Union and African Union cooperative Research to Increase Food Production in Irrigated Farming Systems in Africa (EAU4Food)

Investing in European success: EU-Africa Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation (2015) is a product of the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation at the European Commission, and is freely available for download from the EU Bookshop (

Print copies of the book can also be ordered from the EU Bookshop.

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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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