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February 2018

Seminar on participation for sustainable, resilient and inclusive societies

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the European Union (15, rue Caroly, 1050 – Ixelles), (15, rue Caroly, 1050 – Ixelles
Brussels,
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As a follow-up to the 5th African Union-European Union Summit, the seminar reflected on some of the main topics of the Summit and the current EU-Africa agenda in the light of the presidency priority of the Czech Republic in the United Nations Economic and Social Council “Toward sustainable, resilient and inclusive societies through participation of all”, with a special focus on youth. Speakers: Martina Dlabajová, Member of the European Parliament H.E. José Filomeno Monteiro, Ambassador of Cape Verde in Brussels…

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March 2018

Workshop: The future of the EU’s budget and the 2030 Agenda

March 20

With the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), the EU will define not only the financial but also the political priorities until 2030. Which political objectives the EU intends to pursue in the future will therefore be a key issue during the MFF negotiations. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which the EU played a key role in shaping, should guide this debate. In terms of EU domestic policy, the 2030 Agenda should help…

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April 2018

Engaging Youth in urban transformation

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) Roma, + Google Map

The Mediterranean region is in the middle of a strong spatial transformation linked to population growth, widespread urbanisation and deep socio-economic changes. This transformation is particularly evident in cities. In a context characterised by the disengagement of the State and weak local finances, the Mediterranean towns are or will be faced with the management of the contradictory goals. On the one hand they strive for achieving integration in a globalising economy, whereas on the other they have to cope with…

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May 2018

Private Sector Solutions for Refugees and Host Communities in Developing Countries

May 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
L42, 42 rue de la Loi 1040
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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ETTG in collaboration with IFC and UNHCR organizes an half-day event to discuss the role that the private sector can play in providing solutions to empower refugees and their host communities in developing countries, including through innovative approaches towards refugee camps and cities.

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June 2018

Where cities can take Africa – “Frontiers in development policy meeting series”

June 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DEVCO Info-Point, 43, Rue de la Loi
Bruxelles, 1040 Belgium
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The event is organized in collaboration with Cities Alliance and will explore how the EU external action towards urban development in Africa will evolve, after decades of “good governance” reforms that largely failed to address Africa’s urban challenges. It will map relevant urban trends in the continent, good local practices and current EU tools, facilitate exchange of ideas about co-produced policy, and imagine urban futures.

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July 2018

The role of migration-development nexus in Africa-EU partnership

July 9 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
DEVCO Info-Point, 43, Rue de la Loi
Bruxelles, 1040 Belgium
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This event has been the second in this meetings series, focusing on the migration-development nexus. The event explored the debate on the migration-development nexus in light of an incoming agreement between the EU and ACP, and a proposed continental Africa-EU partnership in particular. Introduction– Stefano Signore, Head of Unit, DEVCO B3 – Migration, employment Moderation– Giulia Maci, ETTG Head of Programme Presentations Bernardo Venturi, Researcher IAI and ETTG Nicolás Berlanga Martinez, Advisor Migration, EEAS Nathalie Corrie-Kordas, Migration Officer, ACP Group of States Philip Bob…

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September 2018

Mobilising private-sector investment to mitigate climate change in Africa

September 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
DEVCO Info-Point, 43, Rue de la Loi
Bruxelles, 1040 Belgium
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In order to deliver the outcomes set out in the Paris Agreement on climate change vast sums of finance must be mobilised quickly and efficiently. Public finance, both international and domestic, is insufficient, and as such there is recognition amongst climate policymakers in both the global North and South that private finance plays a central role in both preventing further damaging anthropogenic climate change and driving adaptation to the unavoidable impacts. Moreover, private finance is crucial for the deployment of…

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October 2018

Innovation in Development: the future of EU international Cooperation

October 17 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
European Parliament, Wiertzstraat 60
Brussels, 1047 Belgium
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On 17 October, the European Think Tanks Group and the European Parliament hosted a public debate on the future of the EU in international cooperation, addressing the new challenges faced by the EU, both globally and in its own neighbourhood. The objectives of this Conference were to: Encourage a future-oriented debate on innovation in development; Review and assess the EU contribution to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda at the global level; Set an agenda on EU external action in the…

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Innovation in Development: the future of EU international Cooperation

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

As a continuation of the public debate held at the European Parliament on the 17th October, the ETTG organised a research conference engaging researchers, partners and other stakeholders to discuss the main EU development challenges. The focus was mainly on the relations between Africa and Europe and it was analyzed through four workshops that studied four different themes, as you can see in the program below, concerning future global challenges. The appointment is by invitation only. PROGRAMME 9:00-9:30 Plenary: welcoming…

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December 2018

Strengthening Rural-Urban Linkages in Africa to achieve food security

December 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
DEVCO Info-Point, 43, Rue de la Loi
Bruxelles, 1040 Belgium
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This is the forth event in the series 'Frontiers in Development Policy' and it will analyze the importance of the link between both the rural and urban dimension. In particular the focus will be on recognizing the role of small towns and enhancing rural-urban linkages in making food systems more effective and inclusive. The event will look at multiple and complex interconnections between rural and urban spaces, and how these affect poverty and food insecurity in Africa. Firstly, the session…

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