Strategic Partnerships, Advancement & Communications (SPAC)


European Union

The European Union (EU) has been working with the University to address the needs of the Pacific and also to provide sustainable solutions to development challenges such as climate change; renewable energy; education; public administration; gender and other areas faced in the region. Under the EUís 9th European Development Fund (EDF9), the University implemented the Pacific Regional Initiatives for the Delivery of Basic Education (PRIDE) that enhanced student learning in fifteen Pacific countries by strengthening the capacity of each Ministry of Education (or equivalent) to plan and deliver quality basic education. 

The University is working with other Council of the Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) agencies to develop and implement programmes under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF11) programming based on Pacific Regional Indicative Programme (PRIP). These include (1) Regional Economic Integration (Trade Integration & Private Sector); (2) Fisheries & Marine Coastal Ecosystem; (3) Waste Management; and (4) Public Financial Management, Data and Statistics.  In addition to this the University is also working of Intra ACP Project Funding.

Other initiatives of the University supported by the EU include:

  1. EU Global Climate Change Adaptation (GCCA) Project;
  2. Pacific Network of Island Universities: Mainstreaming Education for Sustainable Development (EDULINK);
  3. PACE-Net (Pacific Europe Network for Science and Technology (PACE-NET) Project;
  4. Pacific Europe Network for Science, Technology and Innovation (PACE-Net Plus) Project;
  5. MUNDUS ACP (I/II)Programme Scholarship;
  6. Caribbean and Pacific Island Mobility Scheme (CARPIMS I/II); 
  7. Academic Networking, a Gate for Learning Experiences (ANGLE) Project
  8. Dynamizing Research and Education for All through Mobility in ACP (DREAM-ACP)
  9. Building University Links for Action (BULA); 
  10. L≥EAP - Life-Long Learning for Energy security, access and efficiency in African and Pacific SIDS;
  11. European Consortium for Pacific Studies (ECOPAS) for EC FP7 Project: Climate change uncertainties: policymaking for the Pacific front;
  12. Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) component of the Adapting to Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (ACSE) programme;
  13. Consortium Partnership Agreement (CPA) for CARPIMS III Ė Caribbean and Pacific Island Mobility Scheme III; and
  14. Transforming Pacific Communities through Good Governance.

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