February 10, 2022
Africa-Europe Week, 14-18 February 2022
European Union leaders and African Union member states will meet in Brussels for the 6th European Union - African Union summit on 17 and 18 February 2022

Africa is a unique partner for Portugal and the EU for historical and geographical reasons. Africa and Europe have developed a long-term, broad and evolving partnership across various policy areas and Portugal is committed to the AU-EU High Level Policy Dialogue on Science, Technology and Innovation(HLPD-STI), through FCT, I. P., the forum where regular exchanges on research and innovation policy take place and long-term priorities to strengthen cooperation are decided.

Since the HLPD-STI was adopted at the 3rd AU-EU Summit in Tripoli in 2010 it has been an important element of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy and is currently discussing one joint AU-EU Innovation Agenda with African partners, in the wake of 2022 being European Year of Youth, to serve as a strategic guide in the EU-AU research and innovation cooperation going forward.

In the run-up to the summit, the first edition of the Africa-Europe week, that aims to strengthen the links that connect people from both our continents, will be a key moment to bring together young people, civil society and the private sector from Africa and Europe to discuss the aspects of the Africa-EU Partnership that matter to them the most, including the various research and innovation cooperation initiatives.

Some of the highlights are:

Portal de entrada/Fonte: Africa-Europe Week | International Partnerships (europa.eu)