The European Business Council for Africa

EBCAM at the Global Gateway High-Level Event on Education

Brussels, 11 April 2024


Co-hosted by the European Commission and the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Global Gateway High-Level Education Event, which took place on 11 April 2024 in Brussels, aimed to highlight EU's role in transforming global education and bridging skills gaps.

The Transforming Education Summit (TES) that took place in September 2022 in New York, called for accelerating progress of education and training systems to make them fit for the future. The EU responded with dedication by taking leadership at the Summit, committing at least 10% of its international partnerships budget to education, and prioritising education and research under the Global Gateway Strategy. This strategy focuses on addressing global challenges in line with SDGs by fostering smart, clean, and secure connections across the digital, transport, energy and climate-relevant, as well as health and education sectors.

Two years later, the Global Gateway High-Level Education Eventmarked an important milestone for the EU and its partners towards the 2024 Summit of the Future and the 2025 World Social Summit underlining the importance of education as a catalytic investment for the future. 

Thematic sessions covered urgent issues such as improving teaching quality, financing, equity, inclusion, innovation, and green and digital skills. Together with top leaders from politics, the education sector, and business, we presented and discussed success stories and considered future opportunities to ensure progress at scale. We explored existing commitments and how to boost sustainable investments that deliver more for young people and ensure that succeeding generations are well-prepared for the challenges ahead.

Global Gateway High-Level Event on Education - Information note



More links related to the event:

EU and Nigeria boost cooperation on research and learning mobility

Global Gateway: The EU launches new regional initiatives in Africa to boost youth mobility and skills, including the unique Africa-Europe Youth Academy

EU and Zambia strengthen cooperation on education and research


Source: DG INTPA