European Parliament proposes putting human development at heart of new EU-Africa strategy

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) passed a parliamentary resolution with proposals that call for putting human development at the heart of the new EU-Africa strategy, as originally proposed by the European Commission in March 2020. This includes education issues such as training teachers, reducing the number of students leaving school early, and ensuring the inclusion of girls, as well as improving health care and national health systems. 

MEPs also called from moving away from the traditional donor-recipient relationship. They supported future cooperation on the green transition, energy, digital transformation, sustainable jobs, good governance, and migration. 

The resolution will help to inform the future joint EU-Africa strategy, which will be adopted by the EU and the African Union (AU) at the upcoming AU-EU Summit (to be scheduled). 

Press release - European Parliament