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6-7 February 2017. Port Louis, Mauritius. Around 40 participants attended the CAAST-Net Plus Horizon 2020 and Erasmus Plus workshop.
Presentations and discussions were led by Mrs Nienke Buisman, the European Commission’s policy officer for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) relations in Africa, and CAAST-Net Plus partner representatives – Mr Masahudu Fuseini (Science and Technology Policy Research Institute at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ghana), and Mr George Baroutas (PRAXI Help-Forward Network, Greece).
The discussions were consistent with Mauritius’s research priority areas such as biotechnology,
oceans, ICTs, climate and renewable energy, nanotechnology, secure societies and innovation powered by small- and medium-sized enterprises. Presentations focused on the objectives of CAAST-Net Plus, instruments and rules of participation in Horizon 2020 and Erasmus Plus, success stories from Mauritius’s participation in EU research programmes, and training on Horizon 2020 proposal writing and financial management.
The event was co-organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation and CAAST-Net Plus. The targeted stakeholder groups ranged from academia, research institutions, private sector and government departments.