About the event
This virtual dialogue event is an official pre-event of the Africa-EU Summit, organised during the EU’s ‘Africa Week. It will share distinct experiences and examples of Africa-EU higher education collaboration, but also point to the importance of further investment in enabling frameworks and capacity building at various levels. In view of the upcoming Africa-EU Summit, it recalls the commitment of the EU-Africa Partnership’s 2018 Abidjan statement for growth, development and equity. It draws upon the Abidjan commitment to meet global and local challenges by prioritising education and research.
The event will trace the wealth of cooperation that has ensued in the sector since Abidjan and intends to chart the course for the next phase, notably in promoting the inherent linkages between higher education and other policy areas, such as research, trade and sustainable development, and the role of regional and continental policy frameworks.
Emphasis will be placed on
- Regional/continental higher education reform processes in Africa and Europe, and the opportunities for learning from each respective process (session 1)
- Development of regional approaches for recognition (session 2) and quality assurance (session 3), as an essential driver for the relevance and pertinence of higher education and enabler for intra- and interregional collaboration and mobility.