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News article17 November 2020Directorate-General for Research and Innovation1 min read

Opportunities for enhanced cooperation on research, innovation and education between the EU and Africa (2021-2027)

On 18 November, AERAP, the Africa-Europe Science Platform, will organise a briefing on EU support for cooperation with Africa on research, innovation and education for the next MFF period, 2021 to 2027. The briefing will take place online. Cristina Russo, Director for International Cooperation at the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation will be one of the speakers.

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In March 2020, the European Commission published its Communication 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 migration and mobility.

The EU and the African Union (AU) are working on short-, medium-, and long-term Research and Innovation 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
  3. Innovation and technology
  4. Capacities for science

More information

EU – AU cooperation in Research and Innovation (Factsheet)


Publication date
17 November 2020
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation