EU programme ARISE now open for applications

June 21, 2021
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The European Union’s (EU) “African Research Initiative for Scientific Excellence” (ARISE) pilot programme’s call for applications has been launched by the African Academy of Sciences.

ARISE promotes science, technology and innovation as critical drivers of development and sustainability. With the strategic guidance of the European Union and the African Union (AU), it aims at boosting and further unlocking Africa’s potential for innovation by supporting the next generation of scientific leaders. The EU is contributing €25 million to the programme.

ARISE will promote research in different fields of scientific endeavour taking into account EU-AU joint priorities such as public health and green transition to enhance Africa’s sustainable development. It is fully aligned with the joint communication entitled ‘Towards a Comprehensive Strategy with Africa,’ published in March 2020. 

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Press release

Factsheet on EU-Africa relations

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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia