Sci-GaIA one of the first 38 H2020 projects funded by the EC on EU-Africa cooperation

Horizon 2020 (H2020) is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

On the CORDIS website all Horizon 2020 projects details are available, such as funding and participants, grant details, the projects’ own Report Summaries, the latest multilingual Results in Brief and links to specific publications and other documents. You can select “Programmes” in the left navigation, choose “Horizon 2020” and then filter by H2020 sections or by country.

The first H2020 projects funded now include 38 projects involving 80 participants from 20 African countries. These projects will receive a total EU contribution of €12.2m (i.e. € 153,000 per participant).

These projects include Research and Innovation actions, Coordination and Support Actions and other measures which span a wide range of areas, including agriculture and food production, health, energy, transport, space, disaster resilience, environment, peace and security, and science and society issues.

Sci-GaIA (Energizing Scientific Endeavour through Science Gateways and e-Infrastructures in Africa) and TANDEM (TransAfrican Network Development) are among these projects focused on Africa and aim at making possible for researchers and academics to contribute with peers around the world to the socio-economic development of Africa.