The European Union (EU) is launching the Horizon Europe Africa Initiative II, which aims to create new opportunities for researchers and research institutions in Africa. The EU has already allocated 300 million euros to the program, offering African and European (including Israelis) researchers a chance to participate.
The Horizon Europe Work Programme for 2023-24 will publish soon calls for proposals that involve African scientists. The initiative will focus on four key areas:
- Green Transition: tackling climate change and environmental degradation through sustainable energy, transport solutions, circular and blue economies, and farming.
- Innovation & Technology: driving long-term competitiveness for sustainable growth through innovation, digitalization, and connectivity.
- Public health: promoting international cooperation to tackle challenges such as COVID-19 and protect people’s health.
- Capacities for Science: strengthening scientific capacities in Africa in areas such as human capital development, science advice for policy, open science, and gender.
The EU aims to work closely with African countries to build knowledge-based societies and promote sustainable development. The Horizon Europe Africa Initiative is part of this plan, which involves sharing research and innovation with Africa to help African countries grow their economies and tackle global challenges together.
The EU has allocated €260 million to green transition. Photo by Annie Spratt, Unsplash.
As part of the plan, the EU has committed to sharing research and innovation (R&I) with Africa to help African countries grow their economies and tackle global challenges together. In attempt to translate R&I into tangible positive impact on the ground the EU has allocated the following budgets to each field:
- Green Transition – €260 million
- Innovation & Technology – €35 million
- Capacities for Science – €9 million
The program has great potential for experts in relevant fields. However, applying for funding can be challenging and requires careful planning. At I4A, we have over 15 years of experience working alongside funding bodies, enabling us to gain in-depth knowledge of their grant requirements. If you, or your institution, are interested in participating in the Horizon Europe Africa Initiative and require additional information, we have the expertise to support you.
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