Over the past years, Africa has become more and more a focal point of interest to the EU, particularly in the field of research and innovation. In the 2021-2027 financial programming period, the R&I priorities for collaboration with African countries lie on public health, the green transition, innovation & technology, and capacities for science (human capital development, science for policy, open science, gender). The need to strengthen innovation as a key driver for common sustainable growth in Europe and Africa will be crucial to face current challenges.
The EuroTech Universities have collaborated bilaterally with African partners over a number of years. In spring 2023, they started pooling their efforts and launched this working group on EU-Africa collaboration.
The working group aims to:
- Assemble knowledge on education and research collaboration
- Stimulate exchange of best practices
- Develop tools for working together and create a EuroTech network on Africa collaboration
- Launch joint proposals with African partners