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EURAXESS Africa Info Session at AU-EU Innovation Agenda Stakeholder Event



EURAXESS Africa is proud to contribute to the upcoming  AUEU Innovation Agenda Stakeholder Event, convening R&I stakeholders from Africa & Europe

 Our Info Session 2 in collaboration with :

  • AUF- Europe Occidentale
  • COST | European Cooperation in Science and Technology
  • MSCAA Africa Chapter

The joint AU-EU Innovation Agenda is an unprecedented initiative aiming to accelerate the translation of Research and Innovation into tangible positive impact on the ground, so to generate products, services, businesses and jobs, in Africa and Europe. It proposes four objectives, articulated into short-term, medium-term and long-term actions, for each of the four priority areas of the AU-EU cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation [namely (i) Public Health, (ii) Green Transition, (iii) Capacities for Science and (iv) Innovation and Technology], as well as for (v) Cross-cutting issues.

Objectives of the Event

This Stakeholder Event aims to provide a forum to:

  1. Present and discuss on the findings of the online public consultation on the AU-EU Innovation Agenda (which took place between February and June 2022);
  2. Discuss on specific stakeholder demands and ideas, and possible implementation routes for the Agenda, so to co-create its implementation plan;
  3. Showcase the AU and EU vibrant innovation ecosystems, in the form of a matchmaking session entitled “AU-EU Innovation Fair – meet the innovators”, to catalyse partnerships and foster collaborations and entrepreneurship;
  4. Provide strategic training and information sessions focused on topics of particular relevance to the implementation of the AU-EU Innovation Agenda.

Expected outcome

Feedback and input received during this Stakeholder Event will be taken into account in the preparation of the final version of the AU-EU Innovation Agenda, expected to be ready for the beginning of 2023, so to be presented for adoption during the AU-EU Ministerial Meeting on Science, Technology and Innovation, to take place later on in 2023.



Date & Duration
Nairobi, Kenya





Opening welcome

Dr Piero Venturi

EU Science Counsellor to the African Union, Delegation of the European Union to the African Union


Presentation of EURAXESS Africa Hub

Dr Ahmed Maalel

Region Representative for Africa - EURAXESS Worldwide



Researchers' mobility programs in Horizon Europe

Dr Dalibor Drljaca

EURAXESS Worldwide



Successful example of cooperation EU-Africa

Dr. Precious Ekwere

Africa Chapter Marie Curie Alumni Association (TBC)



COST Program – networking researchers, connecting continents

Mrs Katalin Alfoldi

Policy officer - COST Association




Q&A Session. & Closing Remarks

Dr Ahmed Maalel & Dr Dalibor Drljaca


European Commission - EURAXESS Africa


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