Africa-EU
Energy Partnership

Challenge accepted: Grants available for projects on energy access and green transition in Africa

Thriving Political Dialogue

Despite the enormous potential of renewable energy in Africa, the continent still faces major challenges to ensure access to energy for all. To meet this challenge, Africa and Europe are joining forces to support the development of sustainable energy solutions, and to accelerate the green transition and energy access in Africa. Significant efforts are being made (including with the support of the European Commission) to address the development of innovative solutions through research and innovation, and to demonstrate the value of these solutions.

The European research programme Horizon 2020 has opened a call for innovation and demonstration projects in the field of energy. Solutions can address a variety of topics relevant to achieving energy access, generation and storage, or energy efficiency in Africa. Grants of €5-10 million are available. Collaboration between European and African partners in the implementation of the project is an asset. Applications are open until the 26th of January. A virtual information meeting will be held on the 26th of October (09:00 CET / 11:00 EAT) to inform interested researchers, businesses and innovators about the programme and how to apply. Register to participate here.

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