In 2020, the nature of the cooperation between the European Union and Africa is being negotiated and might profoundly change: a new EU-Africa Strategy, the EU-AU summit in autumn, the German Presidency of the Council of the EU, the development of new finance instruments - all against the background of a shaky multilateralism and the new challenges posed by the Corona crisis. An opportunity to raise the partnership to "a new level"? An opportunity to address not only issues such as security, migration, hunger and poverty but also sustainability, the empowerment of women and youth and fair trade?
This kick-off-web-seminar took a closer look at the upcoming processes and discussed challenges and expectations. What offer does the EU present to raise the relations with Africa to a new level? And is it substantial enough to fulfill requirements of African partners? What are expectations and offers from the African side? What impact may the current Covid-19 crisis have on the renewal of the partnership between the two continents?
Udo Bullmann, MEP
12 May, 2pm – 3.30pm #1 | Kick-Off | What’s the offer? Expectation on the EU-Africa Year
19 May, 3.30pm – 5pm #2 | New Finance Instruments | NDICI and Democracy Promotion
26 May, 2pm – 3.30pm #3 | New Finance Instruments | The EU External Investment Plan
2 June, 2pm – 3.30pm #4 | New Finance Instruments | The European Peace Facility
9 June, 2pm – 3.30pm #5 | Wrap up and way ahead | Targeted Policy Advice
Countries / regions: EU-Afrika-Beziehungen