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Publication | 17 September 2020

European Union - African Union Cooperation in Research and Innovation factsheet

Global Food and Nutrition Security

The EU and the African Union (AU) are working on short-, medium-, and long-term Research and Innovation (R&I) activities to address the human health impacts and the more far reaching socio-economic effects of COVID-19. These can be presented in four groups:

  1. Public health
  2. Green transition (food, climate change and energy)
  3. Innovation and technology
  4. Capacities for science

The total amount allocated to Research & Innovation cooperation with Africa in Horizon 2020 is EUR 860 mn.

1400 African researchers from 43 different countries have been involved in the MSCA, which account for more than 240 participations of 164 different African organisations.