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Africa – EU Partnership reaffirmed with the signature of the African Union Support Programme III

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On 29th June 2016 the African Union Commission (AUC) and the European Union (EU) signed the third phase of the African Union Support Programme (AUSP III).

Building on its two predecessors programmes, the AUSP III will support the AUC in establishing and maintaining the institutional and management capacity to timely, effectively and efficiently implement its own medium- and long-term visions and strategies, and to contribute effectively to the implementation of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES). The AUSP III will focus on joint EU-AU priorities including the operationalisation of the African Governance Architecture (AGA), the mainstreaming of human development in the areas of Science Technology and Innovation, the boosting of sustainable and inclusive development and growth and continental integration inter alia through AU flagship initiatives such as Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) and the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA).

The funding of the Programme amounts to €51 Million (85% European Union and 15% African Union Commission) covering the period from July 2016 to June 2019.

More information: Press release