More than 400 participants took part in the Africa-Europe conference on higher education collaboration in Brussels on 25 October 2019. On this page, you will find an overview of all conference outcomes: the speakers' presentations, the recommendations produced by each workshop as well as the full event report.
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- To the web-stream of the entire opening session
- To the full web-stream of the entire closing session
Conference delegates produced sector-specific policy recommendations on how to further develop the chapter "Investing in people by investing in education and skills" of the Africa-Europe Alliance, first announced by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in September 2018. Among the key recommendations for the future of European-African collaboration in higher education, delegates expressed the need for
- increased cooperation with the private sector,
- continuous professional development for academic staff,
- the promotion of a Pan-African Quality Assurance and Accreditation Framework,
- stronger linkages between higher education and Technical and Vocational Education and Training,
- the strengthening of transnational educational partnerships,
- a comprehensive approach to refugee integration in tertiary education.
You can find the sector-specific recommendations on the individual workshop pages:
- Higher Education Institutions as job generators – matching skills with labour market requirements
- Supporting refugees’ and IDP’s access to higher education
- Capacity building and curriculum development through international partnerships and innovations
- Quality assurance and relevance of study programme
- Building skills and capacity in the next generation of university staff
- The role of higher and vocational education and training in developing knowledge and skills - the case of agri-food transformation
Presentations of the conference