Science and technology (S&T) has long been one of the most active areas of cooperation of the Strategic Partnership between South Africa and the European Union. The Science at the Summit programme is accordingly presented by the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST), in collaboration with several European partners, on the occasion of the Third South Africa – European Union Summit, taking place in Brussels on
28 September 2010, in order to provide a platform for:
- Highlighting and celebrating the successes of past S&T partnerships between South Africa and the EU;
- Exploring the potential for and planning for new initiatives to enhance S&T cooperation between South Africa and the EU; and
- Ensuring collaboration in research and innovation is linked to and contributes to the strengthening of the overall Strategic Partnership between South Africa and the EU, especially with regard to economic and development cooperation.
Running from Monday 27 to Wednesday 29 September 2010, the Science at the Summit programme will comprise a series of seminars, each highlighting different strategic dimensions of S&T cooperation between South Africa and the EU.
The themes of these events have been chosen because of their topical nature and the priority policy focus they currently enjoy in South Africa or Europe.
The Science at the Summit programme is presented as part of the European South African Science and Technology Advancement Programme (ESASTAP) a Support Action funded under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7) and implemented by the DST to promote cooperation in S&T between South Africa and the EU.
For more information, please visit the web site: http://www.esastap.org.za/esastap/scienceatsummit/index.html