Europe and Africa must move away from a donor-recipient relationship, according to the European Parliament Development Committee, outlining its vision for a relationship between the two continents.

On Thursday 28 Jan 2021, MEPs adopted a wide-ranging strategy on a new EU-Africa partnership. The strategy emphasises the need to go beyond simply cooperating on issues such as the green transition, energy, digital transformation, sustainable jobs, good governance and migration.

As well as addressing these areas, listed by the Commission and the European External Action Service, human capital development must be central to future EU-Africa relations, said MEPs, who welcome this fresh approach to the relationship. The future partnership should prioritise education, including teacher training, reducing early school leaving, and concentrate on the inclusion of girls. It should also aim to improve health care and national health systems

The full report from the Committee here: