Call for proposals - ACP-EU Cooperation Programme in Science and Technology II (S&T II) EuropeAid/133437/D/ACT/Multi Closed!


The global objectives of this call for proposals are:

  • To address the scientific and technological divide between ACP member states and the most industrialised countries.
  • To strengthen Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in ACP countries to enable creation, update and use of scientific knowledge.
  • To enhance the use of STI as a key enabler for poverty reduction, growth and socio-economic development.

The specific objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to building and strengthening capacities in the areas of Science, Technology and Innovation in ACP countries.


With regards to sectors, the Programme will prioritise actions that concern energy access and efficiency and agriculture and food security. Proposals covering other scientific and technological themes would, however, also be considered, provided they are aligned with the objectives of the Programme. Proposals can also target the horizontal, non-thematic strengthening of STI capacities in ACP countries.

The following types of actions and activities may be financed under this call. The list is not exhaustive and the actions and activities listed are purely indicative.

  • Actions aimed at the formulation, revision, and/or evaluation of regional and/or national S&T policies.
  • Actions aimed at strengthening the capacities of government agencies, research institutions, the private sector and civil society in Science, Technology and Innovation in ACP countries and communities.
  • Actions aimed at increasing awareness on the importance of Science Technology and Innovation for development.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 20,80 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 07 February 2013 - 7 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche EuropeAid/133437/D/ACT/Multi (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Development

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