The EUI believes that creating ties between institutions is essential in creating new knowledge and exploring innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. The Institute achieves this by extending its global reach through international research collaborations and institutional partnerships that also engage African partners from academia and other relevant sectors.
Current EUI partners in Africa
- African Union
- Maison Shalom
- Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy
- Uganda Council for Foreign Relations
- University of Makerere
- University of Cape Town
The EUI is among several universities that have signed on to the UN project ‘University Corridors for Refugees’, or UNICORE. Under the project, refugees from Africa will be selected to begin degree courses in participating universities across Italy. The project supports the UN Refugee Agency’s objective to strengthen legal routes of entry for refugees, and to promote their enrolment in higher education. It also reflects the aims stated in the European Commission’s 2020 Pact on Migration and Asylum encouraging member states to create legal study and work pathways for refugees to enter the EU. UNICORE is supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the UN Refugee Agency, Caritas Italiana, Diaconia Valdese, Centro Astalli and Gandhi Charity
The African School of Regulation
In January 2022, the European University Institute's Florence School of Regulation together with the University of Cape Town (UCT), the Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES), the Enel Foundation, RMI, and the Energy Nexus Network (TENN) established a scientific knowledge partnership to create the African School of Regulation.
The School aims to be a centre of excellence for independent discussion and knowledge exchange with the purpose of improving the quality of energy regulation and policy in Africa.