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16 Jul 2020

First EU - African Union R&I ministers meeting focused on health and socio-economic effects of COVID-19

On 16 July 2020, Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, and Sarah Agbor, the African Union (AU) Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, hosted the first ever EU-AU research and innovation ministers' meeting. The discussion, taking place by videoconference, focused on research and innovation activities addressing the human health impacts and the more far-reaching socio-economic effects of COVID-19.

Discussions covered four areas of cooperation: Public health, Green transition, Innovation and technology and Capacities for science.

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