EU 2005 EU Strategy For Africa: Towards a Euro-African pact to accelerate Africa’s Development, Brussels, Belgium, 12 October 2005

Sectors : Forced displacement, Health systems, medicines and regulation, Labour migration, Higher education, Post-primary education, Primary and basic education
Organisation : EU
Date made: 
2005
Level: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Migration - Labour migration

“3.1.3.1. Put people at the centre of development

...Specific action should include:

• Turn migration into a positive force in the development process...Particular attention should be paid to the human resources crisis in Africa’s health-care sector. At the same time, the EU should pay greater attention to intra-African forced migration and refugee flows, as vectors for economic and political destabilisation and will support African countries in their efforts to deal with these flows...”

Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Education - Primary and basic education

“...The EU should therefore help to make basic social services available for the poorest people in Africa (MDGs 1-6), contributing to the establishment of a social safety net for the most vulnerable. Beyond primary education, the EU should support education, research and access to knowledge and transfer of know-how as a lifelong process: from secondary and higher to vocational education. Building on the success of and experience from the Erasmus programme, the EU should support the creation of a Nyerere programme for student exchanges across Africa. The EU should also step up its action to deliver decent health care through the strengthening of national health systems, capacity building and health-related research and the replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria...”

Scope: 
Africa