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November 2019

The next EU budget: challenges and opportunities for financing a geopolitical union

November 20, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
MFF Workshop in Berlin: The next EU budget: challenges and opportunities for financing a geopolitical union

European Council on Foreign Relations, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) are organizing a Workshop event in Berlin on 20.11.2019 In June 2018, the Commission tabled an ambitious new EU budget characterised by reform, tough choices, new aspirations and a budget where the 27 member states would increase relative spending so as to compensate for the anticipated withdrawal of the United Kingdom. Good progress has been made during the past months…

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September 2020

ISS-ECDPM Seminar event: Building a stronger partnership between Africa and Europe

September 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
ISS-ECDPM Seminar event: Building a stronger partnership between Africa and Europe

African states and the European Union (EU) are expected to discuss the next Africa-EU strategy in the coming months. The African Union (AU), through the appointment of the AU High Representative on the future of AU-EU Relations, started preparing for the negotiations in 2018. The AU, regional economic communities and respective member states must now ensure that the continent’s priorities are properly reflected. Experts at this seminar will discuss the priorities that Africa’s negotiators should push for. A new ISS…

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DEVCO Infopoint web conference event with ETTG – IAI: The development – security nexus: recent evolutions and future challenges

September 29, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The development – security nexus: recent evolutions and future challenges

On Tuesday 29 of September IAI researcher will coordinate at 11:00 am and for 1,5 hour the discussion with DEVCO B.5 Unit, Members of the European Parliament, EPLO and ECDPM for the development and security nexus via WEBEX platform.   Register here.   Moderator Bernardo Venturi, Senior Fellow, The Institute of International Affairs (IAI) Panel Olivier Luyckx, Head of Unit, Security, Nuclear Safety - DEVCO.B.5 Vera Mazzara, European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) Coordinator Lucas Mandl, Member of the European Parliament,…

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October 2020

DEVCO – ETTG/DIE web Infopoint event: Humanitarian-Development- Peace Nexus

October 6, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Humanitarian-Development- Peace Nexus: A discussion on implementation challenges and opportunities

A discussion on implementation challenges and opportunities This event will provide an excellent opportunity to present and discuss the ETTG Policy Brief “EU humanitarian aid: Caught between nexus and independence” with representatives from DG DEVCO, DG ECHO and the EEAS. The publication analyses current issues in the EU’s humanitarian aid with a particular focus on the Humanitarian-Development-Peace (HDP) nexus. This Infopoint session aims at discussing the opportunities and challenges associated with the implementation of the HDP nexus, including how to…

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DEVCO web Infopoint event with ETTG / IAI: The Farm to Fork Strategy. Cleaning up the EU’s agri food system within and beyond

October 27, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Farm to Fork Strategy. Cleaning up the EU’s agri food system within and beyond

Link for registration here. The spread of COVID-19 has shown the vulnerabilities of the EU’s food supply chains. These weaknesses have tremendous implications in terms of health, environmental protection and human development, while causing negative externalities in third and developing countries. In this context, in May 2020, the European Commission published its Farm to Fork Strategy, a very ambitious document that is at the heart of the European Green Deal and that aims to lead transition towards more sustainable food…

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IDDRI webinar event: Scaling up to align development banks with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

October 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Scaling up to align development banks with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

English-speaking webinar, with simultaneous translation in French on Zoom.  The first global summit of all public development banks,Finance in Common, taking place from November 9 to 12 in Paris, is a key moment to highlight the role that public development banks can play both in the global economic recovery and in implementing the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals. IDDRI, as a scientific partner of the summit, has prepared a study based on interviews with more than twenty public development banks, in order…

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December 2020

EU-West Africa cooperation on One Health: learning from COVID-19 to build a stronger partnership

December 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
EU-West Africa cooperation on One Health: learning from COVID-19 to build a stronger partnership

The German Development Institute (DIE), the Africa Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET) and the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) have joined forces to organise a series of dialogues (on digitalisation, trade, investment, climate) between thinkers and stakeholders from Africa and Europe in an effort to inform the AU-EU summit, with the support of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). In that context, we are co-organising a webinar on “EU-West Africa cooperation on One Health:…

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November 2021

Next steps towards a comprehensive Africa-EU partnership

November 3, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event for the Synthesis note

In March 2020 the EU published a proposal for a comprehensive strategy with Africa, ahead of their regular summit with the African Union scheduled for October that year. Both were soon overtaken by the dramatic events of the global Covid-19 pandemic. One and a half years onwards, discussions are now ongoing about rescheduling it in Brussels in the first half of 2022. Senior officials and Foreign affairs ministers from both continents convened in Kigali on 25 and 26 October for…

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February 2022

“Financing for the Sustainable Development Goals” online event

February 1 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Financing for the Sustainable Development Goals

Background note Ensuring adequate access to sustainable development finance was already a fundamental challenge prior to the pandemic and will be an even more pressing imperative in the future, as the most vulnerable economies scramble to recover from the COVID-19 shock and cope with the escalating impacts of climate change. It is pivotal to identify innovative financing mechanisms that help most fragile countries to build back better. In 2021, several important steps have been taken both to ensure a stronger…

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May 2022

EU cooperation with LDCs / La coopération de l’UE avec les PMA

May 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
FRENCH PRESIDENCY OF THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

Register for the meeting On 25 May 2022 from 1500-1630 CEST, ECDPM is organising a virtual panel discussion on a renewed partnership with LDCs : ‘EU cooperation with LDCs’. ECDPM’s Alexei Jones and San Bilal are participating in this event. English and French interpretation will be provided for this event. ECDPM is collaborating with the French presidency of the Council on some of their main priorities for development cooperation. One of their priorities is EU cooperation with LDCs, for which Council Conclusions…

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