The conference took place at the European Commission, Rue de la Loi 170 (Charlemagne Building), 1000 Brussels. French and Portuguese translation was provided in the plenary as well as for the first workshop.

08:30               Registration and coffee

09:30               OPENING SESSION

Keynote: Prof. Narciso Matos, Vice-Chancellor, Polytechnical University of Mozambique

Panel:

  • Prof. Sarah Mbi Enow Anyang Agbor, Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, African Union Commission
  • Dr. Dorothea Rüland, Secretary General, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • Koen Doens, Director General, Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission

Moderator: Paweł Swieboda, European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC)

10:30               Coffee break

11:00               THEMATIC SESSION I (parallel sessions)

A) Higher Education Institutions as job generators – matching skills with labour market requirements

B) Supporting refugees’ and IDP’s access to higher education

C) Capacity building and curriculum development through international partnerships and innovations

12:30               Keynote: Noureddine Manamanni, Director of External and Institutional Relations Department, Campus France
"More synergies, more coherence, more 'bridge-building'. Introduction to the poster session"

12:45               Networking lunch / POSTER SESSION

14:30               THEMATIC SESSION II (parallel sessions)

D) Quality assurance and relevance of study programme 

E) Building skills and capacity in the next generation of university staff 

F) The role of higher and vocational education and training in developing knowledge and skills - the case of agri-food transformation 

16:00               Coffee break

16:30               CLOSING POLICY SESSION - Recommendations from thematic sessions

  • Prof. Sarah Mbi Enow Anyang Agbor, Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, African Union Commission
  • Marjeta Jager, Deputy Director General, Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission
  • Frithjof Maennel, Deputy Director General „International Cooperation in Education and Research“, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Mohamed El-Shinawi, Adviser to the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Egypt

Moderation & introduction: Freddy Weima, Director-General, Nuffic

18.00               Networking reception

Download: Draft Programme_Africa-Europe Event_25.10.19 (pdf, 215.24 KB)