The Coordinated Call for Africa

In 2010, the European Commission, Directorate General for RTD, implemented a Coordinated Call for Africa (FP7-AFRICA-2010) to jointly address some of the S&T objectives of the Joint Africa-EU Strategic Partnership, particularly on “Water and Food Security” and “Better Health for Africa”. Read more...

About Africa Call

The call focused on addressing some of the S&T objectives of the “Africa-EU Strategic Partnership”, with an emphasis on "Water and Food Security” and “Better Health for Africa". The call was jointly implemented by the following themes:

1.   Health (HEALTH) (39 million €)

2.   Food, Agriculture, fisheries, and Biotechnology (KBBE) (6,5 million €)

6.   Environment (including climate change) (ENV) (17,5 million €)

  • total 63 MEUR = planned EC funding

The 15 topics of this call are implemented jointly by Themes 1, 2 and 6

Multi-disciplinary and integrated approach involving various scientific and technological research fields:

  • food, agriculture, health, land and water resources, including their interaction with climate change, where appropriate at river basin scale,
  • considering demographic changes, globalisation processes and sustainability.
  • consideration of the various geographical, sectoral and cultural differences within Africa
  • broader socio-economic factors: migration and resettlements, urbanisation, health care systems and programme interventions, destabilisation of national food reserves, variations of food and oil prices, etc.


  • strengthen local capacities in the relevant science and technology fields and their applications (training and exchange of staff)
  • innovative management and governance tools and adaptive technologies suitable for the relevant authorities and stakeholders for providing contributions to:
    • reduce poverty;
    • increase food security, academic training and health research networks;
    • manage water more efficiently and
    • protect natural ecosystems in Africa.


  • The participation of local stakeholders, and/or regional actors, and the necessary networking to achieve the expected impact.
  • Relevant projects selected from each topic should establish synergies between the different topics to enhance complementarities in the implementation phase.
  • Balanced level of participation for African countries in collaboration with their European partners