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South Africa


Through the Framework Programme, the European Commission funds a
number of projects that enable European researchers to access to scientific and
technology research activities in different areas of the world. (

South Africa falls within the Contact Areas that APRE established through this particular type of project.

South Africa is leading the way in some areas of research, including Geological Science, Astronomy, Environment, Agriculture, etc.

The country’s flagship areas are:

  • Global Earth Observation
  • laser science
  • biodiversity.

More information on the research system in this country at:





Opportunities for European Researchers



The European Commission has funded the SACCESS project to support scientific and technology cooperation between the EU and South Africa. Main purpose of the SACCESS project ( is to inform European researchers on research opportunities in South Africa.

The opportunities offered by the SACCESS project regard funding opportunities available for research through national research programmes that are being distributed throughout South Africa.
Currently these types of opportunity also provide for the transfer of researchers to South Africa. There are open calls for those wishing to participate. Further information at:
More information about funding opportunities in South Africa is available downloading the periodic newsletter of the Access4EU projects.
In any event, because of APRE’s direct role in the project you may contact us (see link at the bottom of the page) for tips and further advice on how to benefit from these funding opportunities.


Documents and leaflets

Project Brochure

Project poster



Infoday e seminari

Saranno organizzati 12 workshop internazionali in tutta Europa, di cui tre si terranno in Italia, durante i quali verranno esposte tutte le attività ed opportunità per fare ricerca in Sudafrica.

Le date degli eventi saranno pubblicate nel portale di riferimento:



Information days and Seminars

Twelve international workshops are to be organized throughout Europe. Three will be held in Italy and during which all activities and opportunities regarding research in South Africa will be discussed.  

Scheduled dates of the events will be posted online in the portal website:




Partner Search and Collaboration Opportunities:

Through the following website, you may also contact the Helpline, the international SACCESS team will be available to provide additional information on how to find partners for your projects.
Moreover, because of pursued international cooperation activities APRE has a comprehensive online database of researchers’ profiles together with project ideas from third countries. Enter your profile or your partner search in order to be publicly visible at international level or consult the [online] database to find out in which projects you may participate. Please Visit our Website:


For further information you may contact:  

dott.ssa Manuela Schisani

dott.ssa Valentina Tegas





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