Investing in skills and the young generation is key for sustainable social and economic development. Africa and Europe have been working together to develop high quality and inclusive higher education systems, exchange experience in matching skills with the demands of the labour market and to support collaboration, mobility and exchange between students and scientists within and between the African continent and Europe.

Jointly organised by the European Commission, the African Union Commission and four higher education stakeholder organisations of EU member states - the DAAD, the British Council, Campus France and Nuffic - this high-level conference will highlight the importance of collaboration in higher education between the two continents.

The event aims to seek synergies between ongoing initiatives on European and African level. To this end, a poster session will be open for participation in the framework of the conference.

The conference will address the following themes

  1. Higher Education Institutions as job generators – matching skills with labour market requirements
  2. Supporting refugees' and IDP’s access to higher education
  3. Capacity building and curriculum development through international partnerships and innovations
  4. Quality assurance and relevance of study programmes
  5. Building skills and capacity in the next generation of university staff
  6. The role of higher and vocational education and training in developing knowledge and skills - the case of agri-food transformation

Participation

The conference is addressed to higher education stakeholders, higher education institutions and policy actors from Europe and Africa. Participation is free of charge, but participants are required to pay their own travel and accommodation costs.

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