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April 2019

The EU external action in the Multi Annual Financial Plan 2021-2027: views from Italy

April 16, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) Roma, + Google Map

The negotiation on the next Multi Annual Financial Plan (MFF) that started in 2018 plays a strategic role for the European Union (EU). The MFF will not only affect the dimension, the structure and the priorities of the EU budget from 2021 to 2027, but it will also outline the challenges that will need to be addressed in a very crucial and delicate period for the Union. Against this backdrop, the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) as a member of the…

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EU Democracy Support in Africa in an Era of Uncertainty: What do African citizens expect and what can we learn from it?

April 30, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
DEVCO Info-Point, 43, Rue de la Loi
Bruxelles, 1040 Belgium
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Support for democracy, human rights, and good governance reforms in Africa has become a prominent objective in engagement by EU institutions and EU member states with African countries since the early 1990s. However, after a period of 25 years, this agenda is now under considerable pressure. Domestic challenges to democracy within Europe, domestic dynamics in African countries, and the rise of China as an alternative authoritarian political model make it difficult for European and other external actors to contribute effectively…

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October 2019

ETTG is presenting an Agenda for Europe in the world

October 31, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Press Club Brussels, Rue Froissart 95 Belgium

We are pleased to present to you the European Think Tanks Group's ‘Agenda for Europe in the World’. The agenda outlines what we think the new EU leadership should focus on when it comes to foreign and development policy. It spells out concrete proposals for action in key areas where the EU can make a difference – ranging from peace and security to mobility and migration, climate action, energy and urbanisation, trade and development, human development, strategic partnerships, democracy support, and financing…

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November 2019

IAI – Rome event: an Agenda for Europe in the World

November 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
IAI - ROME event for the Agenda

ETTG an Agenda for Europe in the world is traveling to Rome. IAI is an active part of the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) together with four other leading European international cooperation think tanks. The work of the group is shaped by a common understanding of how positive policy change in the field of international development can be achieved in the EU . The aim of the workshop is to reflect upon the role of sustainable finance within the European…

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

November 20, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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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The External Cooperation Infopoint – The end of extreme poverty

November 28, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

When: 28 of November 2019 Where: DG DEVCO Infopoint, Brussels, 43-45 rue de la Loi Financing human development and the ending of extreme poverty in Africa is an ETTG paper, published on July 2019. The conference will look at how the EU can play a more effective role in ending extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by better targeting support for human development in the poorest countries. Speakers: Gaspar Frontini A.1 Unit - SDGs, Policy and Coherence Head of Unit…

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December 2019

The External Cooperation Infopoint event: Achieving sustainability in the cocoa sector

December 19, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
DEVCO Info-Point, 43, Rue de la Loi
Bruxelles, 1040 Belgium
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When: 19 of December 2019 Where: DG DEVCO Infopoint, Brussels, 45-47 rue de la Loi DG DEVCO Infopoint session: Achieving sustainability in the cocoa sector. The shared load of private and public policies. European Think Tanks Group (ETTG)  is presenting a blog and a study carried out by the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) on sustainability in the cocoa sector. The study reviews state of the art knowledge on the impact of the cocoa value chain on biodiversity,…

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January 2020

MFF Workshop in Paris

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
MMF Workshop in Paris by IDDRI

The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations / Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales, IDDRI, in cooperation with French Ministry of Foreign Affairs are organizing a very interesting MFF workshop in Paris. In May 2018 European Commission presented Its proposals for the EU budget after 2020. Through an increased general amount and the inclusion of new fields of action such as migration management or security, this Multiannual Financial Framework (2021 - 2027) has three objectives. “First, gain…

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February 2020

ETTG is presenting in Sweden: Working towards a stronger EU in the global world

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Working towards a stronger EU in the global world

European Think Tanks Group in cooperation with The Swedish Development Forum (FUF) and CONCORD Sweden are organizing a joint seminar and discussion in Sweden around the following topics: Part I: ETTG and its Agenda for Europe in the world Part II: The new Geopolitical Commission of Ursula von der Leyen Part III: EU – Africa at the top of the EU’s foreign policy agenda   Part IV: The EU in the multilateral system: in search of new global allies ETTG…

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March 2020

ETTG-UNDP Agenda setting event on the EU-AU Partnership, Addis Ababa, 9-10 March 2020

March 9 @ 8:00 am - March 10 @ 5:00 pm
UNPD Addis Ababa Ethiopia + Google Map
EU-Africa partnership

More than two years have passed since the last African Union-European Union Summit in Abidjan. Ahead of the next 6th AU-EU Summit that will take place at the end of October 2020 in Brussels, it is now time to take stock of progress so far and to identify the key challenges for the future. The new “geopolitical” European Commission of Ursula von der Leyen and the new President of the European Council Charles Michel, during recent visits to the African…

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