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What's the offer? Expectations on the EU-Africa Year

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Watch the online discussion with Udo Bullman, MEP, Faten Aggad, Senior Advisor to the AU High Representative and Christine Hackenesch, International Cooperation (GDI).

Online discussion "What's the offer? Expectations on the EU-Africa Year"

Tuesday May 13, 2-3:30 pm CEST (via Zoom)

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?



Opening speech:
Udo Bullmann, MEP

Discussion with:

  • Faten Aggad, Senior Advisor to the AU High Representative
  • Christine Hackenesch, Head of programme inter- and transnational cooperation, German Development Institute


  • Anne Felmet, FES Africa Department
  • Daniela Iller, FES EU Office

Web-seminar series programme

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

Contact person

Anne Felmet
Anne Felmet
030 269 35 74 36
  • Contact

    Africa Department

    Head of Department

    Dr. Manfred Öhm


    Konstanze Lipfert

    Hiroshimastraße 17
    10785 Berlin

    030-269 35-74 41

    030-269 35-92 17


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