Africa-Europe Symposium on Research Infrastructures

1-2 February 2021

The RI-VIS Africa-Europe Symposium will be held on Monday, February 1st and Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021, as a virtual event.

International cooperation in science and technology is an important part of addressing major global issues like climate change, infectious disease, food security, and natural disasters. Research infrastructures (RIs) are organizations that enable scientists to use specific facilities, resources, and expertise to enable and accelerate scientific achievements, overcome boundaries, train highly skilled specialists, and promote sustainable research. Fostering RI partnerships across borders has the potential to improve the efficiency and quality of research to tackle the many challenges faced by society today.

The virtual two-day symposium brings together delegates from African and European Research Infrastructures (RIs), science policy organisations and research institutions to discuss opportunities and challenges for RI cooperations between Africa and Europe.

We hope to raise awareness of individual RIs, to identify measures to mitigate current challenges of biregional cooperations between RIs, to initiate new and strengthening existing collaborations, and to initiate networks in a sustainable way so that all stakeholders benefit.

We invite all researchers who have an interest in learning more about Research Infrastructures and the research opportunities they offer to scientists. Participation in this event is for free, but registration is required.

Registration for this event is now open until 30th Jan 2021 - Register here