On 9-10 March, ETTG and UNDP Africa organised an Agenda setting workshop in Addis Ababa, aimed at discussing issues that would need further analysis and reflections in the run up to the African Union- European Union (AU-EU) Summit, slated for October 2020 in Brussels. This event coincided with the launch of the EU Communication towards a Comprehensive Strategy with Africa.
As a follow up to the ETTG Policy Brief “Harnessing EU external cooperation to boost ambitious and coherent climate action” and one month before the ETTG roundtable event ’How to walk the Green Deal talk in EU external cooperation? Harnessing development cooperation to foster European climate leadership‘ (18th March in Brussels) the DIE researchers from Steffen Bauer and Gabriela Iacobuta are putting together the pieces of the “Green Deal” puzzle in our new ETTG blog.
The December Communication on the Green New Deal – in the words of the EC President presented as the “man on the moon moment” of the European Union – outlines the steps to shape the European Union climate strategy for the years to come.
Daniele Fattibene (IAI), Giulia Maci (ECDPM) and Guido Santini (FAO) identify innovative approaches to better integrate food into urban planning.
Elisabeth Hege analyses the Reflection Paper of the European Commission, published last January 30.
Niels Keijzer and Simon Maxwell analyse the peer review of EU aid, highlighting six main issues on EU development finance.
Innovation as a new way to do the same things, with available tools. Giulia Maci and Riccardo Sgaramella look back at the Conference ” Innovation in development: The future of EU international cooperation”.
In the public debate of 17 October last, some important points were highlighted in relation to future European international cooperation.
Elisabeth Hege wrote down her takeaways about the High-Level Political Forum 2018
Giulia Maci, Laure Criqui, Jean Bossuyt, Paola Lucci make the case for an European and African comprehensive urban strategy.