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Commission seeks to scale up academic ties with Africa

Image: Etienne Ansotte, European Commission

Scholarly links to form part of ‘comprehensive strategy’

The EU is planning to boost academic cooperation with Africa as part of a new “comprehensive strategy” for collaboration presented by the European Commission on 9 March.

The Commission proposed “that the EU scales up EU-Africa academic and scientific cooperation”, including on technical and vocational education and skills development in association with businesses, “with a view to creating a knowledge society and economy”.

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