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LINK! 24th Edition of the Newsletter on the Africa-EU Partnership

This 24th edition of LINK! features several issues regarding the priority pillar Human Development (Priority 3) of the Joint Africa Europe Strategy.

This edition has a special focus on migration and reports on the conclusions of the Valletta Summit. It also highlights the role of earth observation technology to foster sustainable development in Africa, and looks back at the achievements of 2015, the European Year of Development, notably the outcome of COP21 and Africa’s fight against Ebola.

Nouvel appui de l'UE à la gouvernance, l'innovation et l'apprentissage en Afrique

La Commission européenne a approuvé le second programme d'action annuel pour son programme panafricain.   Neuf projets au total, d'un montant avoisinant les 150 Mio EUR, ont été lancés le 25 novembre 2015 pour faire face aux défis de gouvernance et dans le domaine des droits de l'homme ainsi que pour soutenir l'innovation et l'apprentissage sur l'ensemble du continent africain. Le programme panafricain, qui vise à soutenir le programme d'intégration africaine à l'échelon continental, est le tout premier instrument de coopération européen qui couvre la totalité du continent.

New EU support to governance, innovation and learning in Africa

The European Commission has approved the second Annual Action Programme of its Pan-African Programme. Amounting to nearly 150 M€, a total of nine projects were launched on 25 November 2015 to address governance and human rights challenges as well as to support innovation and learning throughout the African Continent. Aiming at supporting Africa's integration agenda at continental level, the Pan-African Programme is the first ever EU cooperation instrument that covers the whole of Africa.

2015 Valletta Summit on Migration

The Valletta summit on migration took place on 11 and 12 November 2015. It brought together European and African Heads of State and Government in an effort to strengthen cooperation and address the current challenges but also the opportunities of migration.

Leaders participating in the summit adopted a political declaration and an action plan designed to:

Tuning Africa II: Lancement de la seconde phase

La cérémonie d’inauguration de la Première assemblée de Tuning Africa Phase II s'est déroulée du 12 au 14 Octobre 2015 au Caire, en Egypte, marquant le lancement de la deuxième phase de ce programme.

Plus de 140 participants provenant de 98 universités et 11 associations régionales et organismes de garantie de la qualité de l'enseignement de 39 pays d'Afrique et 6 Européens étaient présents à l'événement.

Tuning Africa est l’une des initiatives conjointe majeure de l'Union africaine et l'Union européenne qui concourt à l'harmonisation de l'enseignement supérieur africain.

Tuning Africa II: Launch of the second phase

The second phase of the Tuning Africa Project was officially launched at the First General Meeting, which took place between 12 and 14 October in Cairo, Egypt.

Participants from 110 universities in 42 African countries gathered to start work on the second phase of the Tuning Africa project, which explores novel methods of developing outcome-oriented study programmes in international working groups of specialists, based on a definition or 'meta-profile' of current needs in specific subject areas.