Situated in the Atlantic Ocean 620 km off the west coast of Africa, the archipelago of Cabo Verde has made steady progress since its independence in 1975, showing good performance in both human and socio-economic development.
Since the creation of the so-called Schengen Zone travel between EU countries has become much easier. Quality, diversity, and opportunity are among the many benefits of European higher education institutions.
The EU’s external policies, strategies, instruments and missions to support stability, promote human rights and democracy, seek to spread prosperity and support the enforcement of the rule of law and good governance.
The EU is active in a wide range of topics, from human rights to transport and trade. A list of topics which summarise what the EU does in a specific area, useful links to relevant bodies, laws and documents.
Cabo Verde and the EU have seek to create a very constructive relationship for more than 35 years, based on significant and continuing development and cooperation. Today, Cabo Verde and the EU share the same values, such as democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law, while promoting and defending these values worldwide. The very successful evolution of the relationship in these areas led to the creation of the EU-Cabo Verde Special Partnership in 2007.