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October 2020

ISPI online roundtable for Europe-Africa: What Chance for the EU New Strategy?

October 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Europe-Africa: What Chance for the EU New Strategy?

Register here. In March 2020, the European Commission and the High Representative presented a draft for “Comprehensive strategy with Africa”, deeming the continent a top priority for the EU. The document proposed a renewed Euro-African “political alliance” built around five pillars: green transition and access to energy; digital transformation; sustainable growth and employment; peace, security and governance; migration and mobility. The New Strategy draft was meant to be discussed with Africans and to be finalized at a long-awaited European Union-African…

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November 2020

Global Partnership for African Development Virtual Forum: Strengthening Ties, Building Bridges For Recovery And Growth

November 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Lead Africa International

G-PAD 2020: WHY IT IS IMPORTANT Africa has the world’s largest population of young people. By 2030, 20% of the global labour force and approximately 33% of the global youth labour force, are projected to come from Africa. Whereas about 12 million young Africans enter the labour market every year, only 3 million jobs are created in the formal sector. The informal sector provides 85.8% of the total African employment, which absorbs 95% of the youth. The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a…

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The Nordic contribution to EU-Africa cooperation in times of threatened multilateralism

November 30, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Nordic contribution to EU-Africa cooperation in times of threatened multilateralism

A virtual roundtable discussion with thought-leaders from Africa and the Nordics examinating the potential and value of a Nordic contribution to the EU-Africa relationship.

Background In March 2020, the European Commission released its communication Towards a comprehensive Strategy with Africa. Under Ursula von der Leyen, the Commission prioritises partnerships for green transition, digital transformation, sustainable growth, peace and governance, and migration and mobility. But the dynamics within the EU external relations, the rise of populist nationalism, and the…

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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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ETTG/ECDPM MFF online workshop event “Programming the NDICI in a post-Covid era”

December 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
ECDPM MFF online workshop event “Programming the NDICI in a post-Covid era”

The main objective of the event is to take stock of the progress made with regard to the negotiations of the NDICI and outstanding issues to be solved, as well as to discuss key principles for the programming of the instrument for the period 2021-2027. We would like to use this as an opportunity to facilitate an open discussion between representatives of the EU institutions, think tanks and civil society organisations.   For registration click here.   More specifically, we…

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January 2021

DG INTPA Infopoint web conference event with ETTG – IDDRI on “Public Development Banks and the 2030 Agenda”

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
DG DEVCO Infopoint web conference event with ETTG – IDDRI on “Public Development Banks and the 2030 Agenda”

European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) and Unit INTPA E3 “Sustainable Finance Policy” are organising an InfoPoint Virtual Conference on “Public Development Banks and the 2030 Agenda” which will take place on January 21st 2021 via WEBEX.  Register here. Panel Elize Hadman, acting Head of Unit INTPA E3 “Sustainable Finance Policy”, DG INTPA, European Commission Maria Alejandra Riaño - Research Fellow for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda, The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) Jeremie Daussin-Charpantier, Deputy Executive…

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February 2021

February 5 @ 8:00 am - February 7 @ 5:00 pm

European Think Tanks Group as a partner of the Warwick Economics Summit will be present on the 20th edition which be held online . The conference will be an interactive three-day experience from the 5th-7th of February 2021. Our ETTG Coordinator Vera Mazzara will represent the think tanks network and speak about the importance of the International Development Cooperation and the new role of the European Union. The Warwick Economics Summit is an entirely student-run international forum where talented university…

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African Union Development Agency-NEPAD Policy Bridge Tank Forum

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
African Union Development Agency-NEPAD Policy Bridge Tank Forum

The AUDA-NEPAD Policy Bridge Tank’s 1st Consultative Forum will hold on the 8th February 2021 and which will reinforce the collaboration between African think tanks and policy makers to advance together the attainment of Agenda 2063. European Think Tanks Group will be represented by our Coordinator Vera Mazzara who will take part as a panellist to the session titled the “niche of AUDA-NEPAD within the think tank landscape” and she will share the expertise and experience of the work…

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March 2021

DG INTPA InfoPoint Virtual Conference event on “COVID-19: How can the EU support its partner countries to avoid and resolve debt crises?”

March 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
DG INTPA InfoPoint Virtual Conference event on “COVID-19: How can the EU support its partner countries to avoid and resolve debt crises?”

Many developing countries will not find their way out of the COVID-19 crisis on their own, and in addition to the direct public health and economic implications face both immediate and medium-term fiscal challenges. As long-standing providers of concessional finance and direct investment to developing countries, the international community and particularly the economically stronger countries such as the European Union member states have a shared responsibility to support these countries.  The European Union recognises this responsibility and on 30 November…

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April 2021

Geert Laporte guest speaker on the 3rd Meeting of think tanks Africa-Spain with Elcano

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Geert Laporte guest speaker in the closure conference of Elcano for the Third Africa- Spain Think Tank Meeting on behalf of Casa Africa (Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

The first Africa-Spain Think Tanks Meeting, held in 2015, created a space for the exchange of ideas and the strengthening of relations between different Spanish and African centers. In 2016, Casa África brings together experts from different think tanks in the meeting called “ Dialogue between Think Tanks on Sub-Saharan Africa ”, with the aim of generating networks and suggesting future strategies for their countries. As a continuation of this line of activities, Casa África also celebrates in 2017 the II Africa-Spain Think Tanks Meeting.…

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