Framework Programme 7

European Research Activities

European research activities are structured around consecutive multi-annual programmes, or so-called Framework Programmes. FP7 covered the period 2007-2013. FP7-ICT is fully open to international co-operation with the aim to join forces for addressing major challenges where significant added value is expected to be gained from worldwide R&D cooperation.

IST-Africa organised training workshops in partner countries to raise awareness of opportunities under Open Calls for Proposals. HelpDesk assistance is also provided.

FP7-ICT Call 1 closed on 08 May 2007, Call 2 on 09 October 2007, Call 3 in April 2008, Call 4 in April 2009, Call 5 on 26 October 2009, Call 6 on 13 April 2010, Call 7 on 18 January 2011, Call 8 on 17 January 2012, Call 9 on 17 April 2012, Call 10 on 15 January 2013 and Call 11 on 16 April 2013.

To learn more about FP7 participation and partners involved, please visit Country Overview and click on the country of interest.

The IST-Africa Guide to National ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity provides an overview of the current ICT Initiatives, Research Capacity, FP7 Participation and initial mapping of research priorities under Horizon 2020 in Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda as at January 2014. ISBN No: 978-1-905824-41-0

Visit the IST-Africa Project Repository to research stakeholders involved in previous successful projects in your thematic area and visit IST-Africa Organisational Repository to identify potential partners

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 commenced in January 2014 as the new Framework Programme to implement the Innovation Union with research and innovation funds of €80 billion from 2014 - 2020. Click here to learn more.

FP7 Snapshot

The level of participation in FP7 by IST-Africa Partner Countries has grown dramatically. This is illustrated in the tables below (as at January 2013).

Please visit Country Overview to learn more about specific projects and partners.

Southern Africa No. of FP7 projects
Botswana 8
Lesotho 3
Malawi 18
Mauritius 4
Mozambique 19
Namibia 8
South Africa 161
Swaziland 2

East Africa No. of FP7 projects
Burundi 2
Ethiopia 19
Kenya 58
Tanzania 35
Uganda 39

North Africa No. of FP7 projects
Egypt 81
Tunisia 67

West Africa No. of FP7 projects
Ghana 42
Senegal 36

Central Africa No. of FP7 projects
Cameroon 22