Horizon 2020 Projects: 

  • RINEA (The Research and Innovation Network for Europe and Africa) aims to provide useful support to the High Level High Level Policy Dialogue on Science, Technology and Innovation (HLPD), established by Europe and Africa under the Joint Africa-Europe Strategy (JAES). RINEA actions offer support, disseminate information, coordinate, analyze and/or facilitate political and technical aspects of bi-regional STI cooperation through collaboration with relevant initiatives, organizations and actors in STI. UniPID is involved in the project

FP7 Projects:

  • CAAST-Net Plus aims to encourage more and better bi-regional STI cooperation between Sub-Saharan African and Europe for enhanced outcomes around topics of mutual interest, and particularly in relation to the global societal challenges of food security,climate change,and health. UniPID is involved in the project.

  • ERAfrica aims at promoting a unified European approach to collaborating with Africa in the field of science and technology research for innovation and sustainable development. The primary objective of ERAfrica is the creation of a "European Research Area Network” for the African continent. UniPID is involved in the project through the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy.
  • The Mediterranean Innovation and Research Action, MIRA is an INCO-Net Coordination Action aims at developing a scientific and technological partnership between the European Union (EU) and the Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPC), by the use of dialogue platforms, identifying topics of common scientific interest, promoting the creation of an Observatory of EU-MPC scientific cooperation, and promoting the development of the Euro-Mediterranean Innovation Space and other join initiatives with a research component.
  • INCONTACT – One World builds upon the experience acquired during the first phase of the INCONTACT project that developed a cooperation platform for the National Contact Points for International Cooperation (INCO NCPs). The objective of this second phase is to establish a strong network of INCO NCPs as focal information point for all activities under FP7 with regard to Third Country participation, and acting as a facilitator for stakeholders and International Cooperation Partner Countries’ (ICPC) participants
  • CPN-Africa is a network of Regional and Local Contact Points (RCPs and LCPs) in sub-Saharan Africa to attract young African scientists to participate in EU-funded poverty related disease research projects.
  • Coordination action for reinforcing the health national contact points network, HEALTH-NCP-NET aims to reinforce the network of National Contact Points (NCPs) for the health related research areas and the Health theme under the FP 7 by promoting trans-national cooperation.
  • Environment NCPs cooperating to improve their effectiveness, ENV-NCP-TOGETHER aims to reinforce the cooperation between the people and institutions appointed as national contact points (NCP) for the theme Environment in FP 7.
  • IST-Africa is focused on strengthening the research dimension of Information Society policy dialogues between the European Commission and African countries and key regional organisations; analysis of African ICT research priorities; and raising wider awareness of African research capacity. IST-Africa aims to increase visibility of mutual RTD potential and to network relevant European and African stakeholders.
  • EuroAfrica-ICT aims at encouraging African participation in EU-funded projects under ICT Theme, Supporting the implementation of the "8th Africa-EU Strategic Partnership” and the JEG8 activities, and building a community and connecting researchers to strengthen EU-African ICT collaborative research.