Edulink is the first ACP-EU cooperation programme in higher education. It is open to all countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the 15 EU Member States that are signatories to the 9th European Development Fund (EDF).


Edulink is a programme funded by the European Union and implemented by the ACP Secretariat to improve the effectiveness and the impact of ACP-EU co-operation in the field of higher education. It represents a harmonised approach for the implementation of Commission-funded programmes to assist ACP States in their efforts to achieve the targets for the second Millennium Development Goal in the field of higher education, and the Dakar Goals on Education for All.


Edulink's overall objective is to foster capacity building and regional integration in the field of higher education through institutional networking, and to support a quality higher education system, which is relevant to the needs of the labour market and consistent with the socio-economic development priorities of ACP States.


The Programme´s purpose is to strengthen the capacity of ACP Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) at their three constitutive levels:

  • Institutional / administrative
  • Academic
  • Research and technology strengthening


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