Image: Mural of Amílcar Cabral in Bissau by Cazé, Ana Lúcia Sá 2022
AEGIS (originally an acronym for ‘Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies’) is a network organisation made up of Europe-based member institutions connected to research and education on and in Africa and African Studies. Set up in 1991, it has expanded substantially since then. The original intention was to make visible and build upon the resources and research potential available among Africanist institutions in Europe. A key focus then – as now – was to facilitate meaningful institutional and individual connections and synergies within Europe, as well as to strengthen relationships with similar scholars and institutions in Africa, and elsewhere.
Formally guided by its Internal Regulations (PDF), its substantive key aims are as follows:
AEGIS’s mandate is fulfilled through both recurring and/or continuous major AEGIS activities, which include:
Contact details of the AEGIS Secretariat and President can be found on this page.