The Africa-EU Partnership is the formal channel through which the European Union and the African continent work together. It is based on the Joint Africa-EU Strategy adopted by Heads of State and Government at the second EU-Africa Summit in 2007.
Investing in people - education, science, technology and skills development
The Pan-African Programme provides dedicated support to the Africa-EU Partnership and promotes the continental integration agenda in Africa through activities of trans-regional and continental scope.
African Peace Facility
As a tangible commitment to peace and security, the African Peace Facility – established in 2004 – has dedicated more than €2.7 billion to support African efforts in conflict prevention and management.
The EU has committed to €100 million for education, research and innovation within the Pan-African Programme between 2014 and 2017
€1.34 billion in EU funding for primary and secondary education and VET (Vocational Education and Training) programmes from 2014-2020
The European Investment Bank has committed over €25 billion to support more than 1 200 public and private sector projects in Africa, with a focus on developing infrastructure and financial sectors and improving access to finance for MSMEs
Solar capacity enjoyed exponential success. With support from the Africa-EU Energy Partnership, solar facilities reached 2,382MW at end-2016 from only 146MW in 2010