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This website has been designed and is maintained in the framework of the EuroAfriCa-ICT project, a support action funded by the European Commission Directorate-General Information Society and Media (DG INFSO) through its 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7). This project builds upon the significant achievements reached by the initial project: START (IST-6-45377-SSA / 2006-2008).

The EuroAfriCa-ICT project (project factsheet l project brochure l project overview) aims at promoting and supporting the development of S&T cooperation on ICT research between Europe and sub-Saharan Africa and between Europe and the Caribbean.

main activities

  • Organisation of two "Euro-Africa Cooperation Forums on ICT Research": one in Europe (Brussels, Belgium - 2009) and one in Africa (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - in early 2010),
  • Organisation of five FP7/ICT awareness workshops in Africa and the Caribbean (Benin, Jamaica, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda) supported by a wide promotion of opportunities offered by FP7/ICT,
  • Organisation of four concertation meetings in Europe supported by the implementation of strong links with national, European and international programmes and initiatives (including European Technology Platforms, ETPs and Joint Technology Initiatives, JTIs),
  • Support to the development of partnerships and emerging cooperation projects based - among other things - on the implementation and development of a EuroAfriCa-ICT database.


The project consists of a consortium of nine partners located in Europe, sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean (click on a consortium member to get more information).



Supporting Organisations

The EuroAfriCa-ICT project is formally supported by major European Technology Platforms (ETP) in the ICT field, and by leading European and African organisations, academia, and research institutes already involved in Euro-African cooperation on ICT Research. Those supporting partners are ensuring the highest involvement of the European and Sub-Saharan ICT communities in the EuroAfriCa-ICT project activities.