On 16 July, Karolien Lenaerts (HIVA – KU LEUVEN) presented the objectives, methods and expected results of UNTANGLED at Horizon Europe – Focus on the Africa Initiative, demonstrating how EU and South African partners can collaborate on Horizon2020 projects in the social sciences. The event was organized by European South African Science and Technology Advancement Programme (ESASTAP), a collaborative initiative to promote, facilitate and coordinate research, development and innovation cooperation between South Africa and the EU.
The EU seeks to enhance cooperation with Africa to promote the search for locally adapted solutions to global challenges, which often hit Africa hardest. UNTANGLED research fits with these objectives as it explores the impact of globalisation, technological transformations and demographic change on labour markets in the EU and beyond. Our project includes researchers from Africa, Asia and Latin America.