High Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD)

The EU-Africa High Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD) on Science, Technology and Innovation serves as a platform for regular exchanges on research and innovation policy and aims to formulate and implement long-term priorities to strengthen Africa-Europe cooperation on science, technology and innovation. It was adopted at the 2nd Africa-EU Summit in Tripoli in 2010 as an important element of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES).

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The dialogue is co-chaired by the European Union (European Commission, DG Research and Innovation) and the African Union Member State holding chair of the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology (AMCOST) and brings together the S&T representatives from the 27 EU Member States and the 55 African countries. The 4th summit recognised the steering role of the HLPD in the Africa‐EU STI partnership.


Most recent meeting:

4-5 April 2016 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Meeting of the EU-Africa High Level Policy Dialogue Platform on Science, Technology and Innovation