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EuroAfrica-P8 objectives

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Supporting the implementation of the 8th Strategic Partnership & the JEG8 Activities

  • Assist the day-to-day operation of the P8 Implementation/Expert Groups
  • Ensure a broader mobilisation of EU-African stakeholder communities in the P8/ICT related meetings
  • Raise awareness on P8/ICT objectives, achievements & main activities
  • Identify, analyse & map joint ICT research priorities between the two regions
  • Provide evidence-based recommendations for future cooperation initiatives
  • Actively contribute to the P8 related meetings by providing presentations and background papers (e.g. zoom or case studies, reports, guides, white papers, manifests, declarations, etc.)

Encouraging African participation in EU-funded programmes (ICT theme)

  • Raise awareness on FP7-Horizon2020 opportunities and facilitate networking through events (Cooperation Forums / Awareness Workshops / thematic Working Group meetings) both in Europe & Africa
  • Enhance and regularly update the EuroAfrica-ICT database of African ICT Research Institutes with the aim of facilitating connections between interested parties
  • Provide guidance to African & European stakeholders willing to engage in ICT collaborative research and looking for advice on FP best practices
  • Sharing knowledge and useful background information

Connecting researchers and practitioners to strengthen EU-African collaborative projects

  • Offer opportunities for dialogue to all stakeholders in the field (Cooperation Forums / Awareness Workshops / thematic Working Group meetings) both in Europe and Africa
  • Maintain an online database of African ICT Research Institutes and appoint EuroAfrica-ICT contact points in leading ones
  • Produce two iterations of an e-Consultation aiming at achieving strategic coordination with other initiatives or programmes sharing similar or related objectives

Underpinning Euro-African joint ICT research priorities

  • Dig into the identification and analysis of joint ICT research priorities between the 2 regions initiated during the EuroAfrica-ICT.org EU project
  • Provide recommendations for future cooperation initiatives
  • Produce zoom/case studies
  • Form 5 consortia working on joint EU-Africa EU/FP7 proposals demonstrating the return on investments in e-infrastructures and their supply chains
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