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Reducing inequalities: progress and challenges for European cooperation in Senegal

September 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - October 1, 2020 @ 1:30 pm


Webinar event on September 28 until October 1 @ 12: 00-13: 30 h (Madrid, GMT + 2)


Reducing inequalities: progress and challenges for European cooperation in Senegal


Organized by the Royal Elcano Institute with the collaboration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation; and the Spanish Embassy in Dakar

The objective of the seminar is to promote the exchange of ideas on European cooperation in Senegal and on its contribution to the reduction of inequalities within the framework of the 2030 Agenda, as well as to strengthen the links between analysts of development policies in Europe and in Africa.


The seminar is aimed at analysts from European and African think-tanks and universities specializing in development cooperation, representatives of Senegalese public administrations, staff of cooperation agencies and embassies of European countries and institutions, as well as to companies and NGOs involved in development cooperation in Senegal.


September 28 Inauguration

September 29 Gender equality

September 30 Inclusive growth

October 1 Safe and orderly migration

All the sessions will be held in French, on the Zoom platform and from 12:00 to 13:30 (Madrid, GMT + 2). They will be structured in 4 interventions of 10 to 15 minutes and 30 minutes of debate.

Registration with name and affiliation by email to elcano2@rielcano.org

Session for Inclusive growth

The future of trade policy and external cooperation: Is soft power passé?

Trade policy is back in the center of policy attention. Trade conflicts among major economies have been growing. Large trading powers are reconsidering long-held trade and investment policy stances. Political pressures are increasing to induce reshoring of global value chains to enhance ‘strategic autonomy’ and to use trade as a tool to pursue non-trade objectives.  Instruments to address foreign subsidization, tax the digital economy and to use trade policy to help green the economy raise the prospects of further trade tensions. This year’s World Trade Forum brings together researchers and practitioners to reflect on recent developments and opportunities to bolster trade cooperation looking forward.

ECDPM’s researcher and Sherpa member of ETTG, San Bilal will speak at the session on ‘Trade Integration and Policy Coherence’.


September 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
October 1, 2020 @ 1:30 pm
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