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Nigerian Researchers Attend Horizon 2020 Info Session

Nigerian Researchers Attend Horizon 2020 Info Session

Nigerian Researchers Attend Horizon 2020 Info Session

Senior officials from the European Commission and Nigerian science sector interacted with researchers during a CAAST-Net Plus information session and training workshop for National Contact Points. [Image credit: M. Plath]

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The event was held on 9 and 10 November at the Eko Hotel in Lagos. 

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Speaking afterwards, event organiser Melissa Plath from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland said that Horizon 2020 could help to enable Nigeria and the EU to work together on topics of mutual interest. 

"Horizon 2020 offers a real opportunity for Nigeria to increase its bi-regional research cooperation." 

"Increased information on Horizon 2020 and how to participate will hopefully help to springboard Nigeria’s participation in the programme," added Plath.

High level speakers. Cristina Russo, who is director for international cooperation in the directorate-general for research and innovation at the European Commission, opened the event with Dr Danazumi Ibrahim, who heads up the Nigerian National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion. They were joined by EU Ambassador to Nigeria Michel Arrion and Jens Hoegel from the EU Delegation in Nigeria. [Image credit: M. Plath]


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