FinCEAL Plus BRIDGES supports research cooperation between researchers based in Finnish institutions and the research community in Africa on activities that align with the 2030 agenda for sustainable development and its' 17 goals.

In addition, FinCEAL Plus BRIDGES will continue to support research with African partners on themes derived from the European Union(EU)-Africa Union (AU) cooperation priorities in Science, Technology and Innovation. The Joint AU-EU Strategy and the AU-EU High-Level Policy Dialogue on Science, Technology and Innovation highlight the following thematic areas of priority: