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February 2022

 UNDP/UNICEF/UN Women jointly side event – Africa-Europe week: Borderlands as a frontier for prosperity, including through the AfCFTA

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Africa Europe week 14-18 Feb.2022

On 16 February 2022 from 13:00-15:00 pm CET, Bruce Byiers (ECDPM) will represent the ETTG Network as participant in the panel event ‘Borderlands as a frontier for prosperity, including through the AfCFTA’ by building on the ETTG report "Strengthening the AU-EU partnership on the economic development and trade agenda" as well as on ECDPM's work for informal trading which relates directly to the topic of borderlands. These two papers are offering reflections on  how the EU's GG might translate into…

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Lisbon Talk: AU – EU Summit: and now what?

February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online event: Lisbon Talk: AU - EU Summit: and now what?

On the 17th and 18th of February, the African Union and the European Union convened a Summit in Brussels and approved an “Africa-Europe Investment Package of EUR 150 billion to help build more diversified, inclusive, sustainable and resilient economies”. Is this Summit a turning point in the reciprocal relationship or is it a mere improvement of the usual kind of relations? To what extent is it an answer to strategic and concrete moves from other powers, namely China? Lidet Tadesse, from the European Center for…

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May 2022

ETTG/Elcano “The future of the EU as global development actor” closed door event in Madrid

May 5 @ 5:00 pm - May 6 @ 5:00 pm
ETTG/Elcano event in Madrid on future EU development

The European Union’s development policy is confronted with unprecedented challenges in  the COVID-19 context and the Ukraine crisis. The EU will need all hands on deck to continue  to effectively play a leadership role in global development. Efforts will have to be made on many fronts: inclusive growth, investment and jobs, peace and security, migration and mobility, combating environmental degradation and climate impacts, governance, skills and education, research, innovation and the digital economy. Commission President von der Leyen’s idea of…

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IAI event: NEXUS25 conference

May 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
IAI event: Rethinking multilateralism in the face of complex crises

Rethinking multilateralism in the face of complex crises Rome, 24-25 May 2022 In an ever more connected world, the effects of a crisis reverberate, crossing regional and national borders. Concurring risks generate instability and threaten human security calling for innovative multilateral responses that can adequately address these complex crises. NEXUS25 works at the intersection between climate, migration, governance and security, aiming to contribute to a better understanding of the nature – and thus the collective action needs – of complex…

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

May 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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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June 2022

Guerra e sicurezza alimentare: l’Africa potrà sfamarsi da sola?

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ISPI Africa e fame

Le conseguenze della crisi in Ucraina si sono manifestate, tra l’altro, con una fortissima pressione su mercati e prezzi dei prodotti agricoli. Mentre il mondo cerca di correre ai ripari, l’Africa subsahariana inizia a sentire gli effetti di una crisi che rischia di portare a nuovi record il numero di persone in una condizione di insicurezza alimentare, dovuta anche all’evoluzione del settore agricolo nella regione. Quali effetti sta producendo la guerra in Ucraina sui mercati agricoli a queste latitudini? Quali…

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Breaking the cycle of crisis in Somalia: How can Europe increase support for locally owned initiatives?

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Breaking the cycle of crisis in Somalia: How can Europe increase support for locally owned initiatives?

On 14 June 2022 from 1400 to 1530, ECDPM together with Egmont Institute, European Policy Centre and King Baudouin Foundation (KBF), are jointly organising a hybrid webinar ‘Breaking the cycle of crisis in Somalia: How can Europe increase support for locally-owned initiatives?’. Confirm your participation by COB on the 10th of June by using this reply form. Follow the webinar online Somalia is being hit hard by the effects of the COVID crisis and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which comes on top of major…

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“Consequences for Africa of the war in Ukraine” EEAS event June 20

June 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
EEAS event on “Consequences for Africa of the war in Ukraine”

The closed door debate event on June 20 is organised by European External Action Service (EEAS) on the occasion of the European Union - Africa Meetings 2022 with the “Consequences for Africa of the war in Ukraine” topic. The event is invitation only and the discussion will be under Chatham house rules.   Program of the event 18:30 Opening remarks by Geert Laporte, European Think Tanks Group Director (ETTG) (moderator) 18:35 Debate with: Rita Laranjinha, Managing, Director for Africa at the…

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EDDs 2022 Global Gateway: ETTG’ participation with a collective action for greater impact Ready for a common Africa-Europe future?

June 21 - June 22
Brussels Expo, Palais 7 and 11, Avenue De Miramar / Miramarlaan, B-1020 Brussels
Brussels, Belgium
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EDDs poster

European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) will be present during this year's European Development Days (EDDs) hybrid format for Global Gateway with the exhibition stand number C24-S under the Climate and energy theme on the Global Village - Brussels Expo and online. We will present our collective publication on the future of the Africa-Europe relations. The publication draws on a series of closed-door expert seminars which involved more than 60 experts from Europe and Africa from different organisations and civil society representatives. The seminars were organised in cooperation with…

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Save the date: Open Consultation Forum 2022 with IFAD running candidates June 27, 2022, 14:00-16:00 CEST Hybrid event

June 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IFAD Open Consultation Forum

The Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) has partnered with the Southern Voice and the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG), to organise a Open Consultation Forum for the IFAD running candidates on 27th of June 2022 at 14:00 – 16:00 CEST, ahead of the Special Session of the Governing Council for the appointment of the President of IFAD. The overall aim of the Consultation Forum is to bring increased transparency and accountability to the selection process of future IFAD leadership, taking on…

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