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EU funding for developing countries

The European Union and its member countries paid out more than €4.9 billion in 2008 in public aid to developing countries. This was the equivalent of 0.40% of their GDP, and was higher than the per capita aid levels of the United States or Japan. The target for 2010 is 0.56% of GDP, rising to 0.70% in 2015. Antonia Mochana, spokesperson for Jan Zapotochnik, European Commissioner for Science and Research, says that by promoting international cooperation, their goal is to create a scientific programme that meets the social and economic needs of the European Union and the rest of the world. Key research areas identified for developing countries include the integration of environmental health, transport and agriculture. In particular, a 7-year financing facility emphasises innovation in fast diagnosis of HIV, AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, along with testing for drug resistance. Researchers from developing countries can benefit from a mechanism that promotes cooperation, with teams that include at least three EU member states or EU partner countries. There is also special funding available in each of the priority areas for which up to two EU and two non-EU countries may apply.



MY POSTS

12 January 2011

The money on EDD is better spent than on 1000 leaflets!

07 December 2010

Finland’s response to Latvian contributions for developing countries

07 December 2010

YRAPers’ day four: The grand finale

07 December 2010

Lithuania’s response to Latvian contributions for developing countries

07 December 2010

Gareth Harding and the EDD

07 December 2010

Andris Piebalgs responds to the €2 million spent on the EDD

07 December 2010

The challenge!

07 December 2010

Lorenzo Natalie award ceremony

07 December 2010

Kinga Kohman on gender equality

07 December 2010

Funding local institutions is the key to success

07 December 2010

Anger from Latvian citizens!

07 December 2010

YRAPers’ day three - Solidarity

07 December 2010

Ignorance is just not right!

06 December 2010

We support our musicians against poverty!

06 December 2010

Enjoy the culture of Africa!

06 December 2010

Loop’s comment on EuropeAid

06 December 2010

Gender bias within the European Development Days

06 December 2010

When impossible becomes possible

06 December 2010

YRAPers’ day two: Congo bongo

05 December 2010

Living in a tent to help people in developing countries!

05 December 2010

Twelve shots of Congo bongo!

05 December 2010

Are we all entitled to an equal share of resources?

05 December 2010

Why did the environment emerge as a political issue at the end of the 20th century?

05 December 2010

Explaining globalisation and what effect it has on the world

05 December 2010

Key slides from Phillipe Loop’s presentation

05 December 2010

Why participate in the EDD?

05 December 2010

YRAPers’ first impressions of day one

05 December 2010

YRAPers who got lost in Brussels

05 December 2010

YRAPers’ day one: The dip into the world of journalism

04 December 2010

YRAPers’ day one: The dip into the world of journalism