The general objective of the program is to promote sustainable development and the fight against poverty by increasing the availability of human resources professional and qualified in high level in the countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

The specific objective of the program aims on the one hand, to strengthen the cooperation between the institutions of higher education (EES) in the ACP area, in order to increase the access to an education of quality which will encourage and make it possible to the ACP students to undertake studies of second and/or third cycle, and on the other hand, to support the permanence of the students in the area, as well as the mobility of staff (academic and administrative) while increasing the competitiveness and the attractivity of the institutions

The program aims more specifically to:

  • To offer an access to higher education to the students, including with those resulting from handicapped mediums;
  • To facilitate the cooperation on the recognition of studies and of the qualifications;
  • To contribute to the improvement of the quality of higher education by the promotion of internationalization and the harmonization of the programs and the courses within the participating establishments;
  • To improve the capacity of international cooperation of the EES in the ACP countries;
  • To promote the cooperation between the origin establishments and reception of the students;
  • To allow the students and staff to profit from the experiment of a mobility towards another country, and this from the linguistic, cultural and professional point of view;
  • To improve in the medium term the political, cultural, educational and economic links between the participating countries.