EUCLID belongs to the exclusive category of “international / intergovernmental” institutions of higher learning established under international law, either directly by UN Member States or in some cases by UN-related organs and organizations.
In global universities databases and directories, these institutions are either listed in the “regional / international” group or under the national entry of their headquarters country, for instance the University for Peace under Costa Rica.
EUCLID is, like the European Central Bank, NATO or the African Union, an international intergovernmental organization(IGO).
It was established by treaty, under international law, in 2008. Its special status is indicated by the authorized use of the restricted “.int” domain.
EUCLID holds a university charter as well as a specific mandate in the field of higher education and sustainable development. It belongs to the exclusive group of intergovernmental universities (see below) having special status under international law, of which the most famous institutions are the United Nations University, the University for Peace, and the European University Institute.
EUCLID has its global headquarters in Banjul, Gambia, and is a full member in good standing of the Association of African Universities, and of United Nations Academic Impact, among others.
EUCLID’s official mission is to:
- Develop and offer training programs for officials and employees of the Participating Parties, especially Ministry and University senior staff;
- Develop and offer high-quality degree programs for the general public, regardless of location and citizenship;
- Facilitate the creation of cooperative networks and programs relevant to its educational initiatives;
- Promote the international image of the Participating Parties, as well as cooperate with and offer support to the educational institutions located in the Participating Parties;
- Broaden the understanding of the field of distance education and to promote the implementation and dissemination of methods, norms, rules and guidelines that apply to this field;
- Function as a think-tank and technical advisor to the Participating Parties, including in such areas as public relations, e-government, MCC support and general grant writing or fundraising;
- Strengthen and support the national capacity to engage in Sustainable Development through ad-hoc training and education, while taking into consideration the traditional social and cultural values of each nation.
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