Opportunities for enhanced STI cooperation between the EU & Africa

13 November 2020. Brussels and Cape Town. AERAP, the Africa-Europe science platform, will organise a briefing on EU support for cooperation with Africa on science, R&D innovation and education for the period 2021 to 2027. The briefing will take place online on Wednesday, 18 November 2020.

In March 2020 European Commission published a Communication entitled Towards a comprehensive Strategy with Africa, which sets out a new comprehensive EU strategy with Africa that will be built on five partnerships for green transition and energy access; digital transformation; sustainable growth and jobs; peace and governance and for migration and mobility.

Amongst other areas, the EU and the African Union (AU) are working on short-, medium-, and long-term Research and Innovation (R&I) activities to address the human health impacts and the more far-reaching socio-economic effects of COVID-19. These are:

1. Public health

2. Green transition (food, climate change and energy)

3. Innovation and technology

4. Capacities for science.

The programme is available here.

For further information, please contact:

Declan Kirrane

AERAP Science Coordinator

AERAP Africa-Europe Science Platform