European Council on African Studies (ECAS)

Conseil européen des études africaines (CEEA)

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1983-03-22 Paris France


22 Mar 1983, Paris (France), following preparations by a round-table, 12-13 Feb 1982, Brussels (Belgium). Current statutes adopted at General Assembly, Mar 1986, Paris.


Serve all who are engaged in the study of African civilizations, culture and societies and their environment; encourage exchange between European and African institutions; increase awareness of government authorities and of the public of African studies; define, defend and assist the scientific community of Africanists in Europe to support scientific research in the domain of human and social sciences applied to Africa; develop communication among members and make contact on their behalf with scholars in Africa and with Africanists elsewhere; emphasize link between fundamental research and development cooperation and importance of Africanists' role in creating better understanding between African peoples and non-Africans; expand university teaching and training of research workers; improve means of access of African students to European institutions.


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General Assembly, consisting of 4 delegates from each member country. Standing Committee, comprising one delegate from each member country. Executive Bureau, composed of President, 3 Vice-Presidents, General Secretary and Executive Secretary/Treasurer.


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GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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