Africa-Europe event on higher education collaboration


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 German Academic Exchange Service, British Council, Campus France and Nuffic – this high-level conference highlighted the importance of collaboration in higher education between the two continents.

Conference programme

Here, you find the latest programme version with detailed information on the workshops and their speakers. The conference will be followed by a networking reception.


Poster Session

With the aim to seek synergies between ongoing initiatives on European and African level, over 40 different initiatives, projects and programmes were showcased at the conference's poster session.


Press Section

Please access the press section for short portraits of the high-level speakers and the event organisers as well as for further press-related information.


Conference Outcomes

More than 400 participants took part in the conference. On this page, you will find the speakers' presentations, the recommendations produced by each workshop as well as the full event report.


Background information:
African Union’s Continental Education Strategy for Africa
Africa-Europe Alliance

The European Commission has published a document about the protection of the participants’ personal data: Privacy Statement_European Commission [PDF 374.75 KB]


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