EC and Cabo Verde sign new R&I cooperation arrangement
On 22 November 2018, the European Commission and the Government of the Republic of Cabo Verde signed a new research and innovation cooperation arrangement on cooperation in marine research and innovation. The arrangement is part of the EU’s broader All Atlantic Ocean research cooperation. The so-called "Mindelo Arrangement" took place during the Cabo Verde Ocean Week, organised by the Government of Cabo Verde. According to the EC, the Cooperation Arrangement between the European Commission and the Government of the Republic of Cabo Verde will contribute to securing a sustainable Blue bioeconomy for the future in order to be able to feed a growing global population estimated at around 9.7 billion by 2050, while achieving sustainable development goals and addressing climate change and biodiversity.
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