2012 in a nutshell

In 2012, the transition from the first to the second EDCTP programme (EDCTP2) became evident. Following a comprehensive consultative process and a Member State Consensus meeting in 2011, a draft Strategic Business Plan for EDCTP2 was finalised and released after the EDCTP General Assembly on 14 May 2012. In parallel, the European Commission developed a draft legislative proposal for EDCTP2 during 2012. The European Union also granted support for EDCTP-Plus projects in order to lay the foundations for EDCTP2. The views and support of existing European and African EDCTP participating member states, prospective participating countries and a broad range of other stakeholders were brought into focus at the High-Level Conference on EDCTP2 in Cape Town, South Africa on 5 November 2012. The European Commission will submit the final proposal for the ordinary legislative procedure in 2013. EDCTP2 (2014-2024) is expected to start in 2014 under the new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020.

Preparations are well underway for a proposed second EDCTP programme. In this section, news and activities related to EDCTP2 are highlighted.

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Four calls for proposals were launched in 2011(Member States Initiated projects, Senior Fellowships, Strategic Primer Grants and Capacity Building for Ethics Review), resulting in grant agreements for the successful projects in 2012.

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Updates on the activities of the EDCTP Developing Countries Coordinating Committee, Partnership Board, General Assembly and the Executive Secretariat.

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EDCTP published several reports, documents and videos in 2012.

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