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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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June 2020

ETTG-ODI webinar: Africa beyond Covid-19

June 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
ETTG-ODI webinar: Africa beyond Covid-19

  ‘What if some African governments are doing a better job than our own of managing the coronavirus?’ (New Yorker, May 2020)   COVID-19 has gripped the world, shaken the multilateral system and caused widespread uncertainty. One thing is clear though: there is no going back so we must adapt to our new normal, and key to this will be developing new forms of cooperation between countries and communities around the globe.  This will require adapting to the…

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Live ETTG-IDDRI webinar event: Africa Post COVID 19 – Leapfrogging to sustainable, climate compatible development

June 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Africa Post COVID 19 - Leapfrogging to sustainable, climate compatible development

      Climate change and the green agenda are top priorities for both the African and the European continent. This has been clearly spelled out in  the EU Comprehensive Strategy with Africa (March 2020) and in the African Union’s Climate Change Strategy (to be published soon). It can be assumed that these topics will be at the center of the upcoming 6th EU-AU Summit in October 2020. Meanwhile, as the Covid-19 crisis erupted and has had important…

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September 2020

Africa’s debt: to write off or not to write off?

September 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Africa’s debt: to write off or not to write off?

ADEPT and MERIDIA Partners are jointly organising a webinar series under the theme «Beyond Aid: Rerouting Africa-Europe relations ». The first webinar will be on "Africa’s debt: to write off or not to write off?" Register here: https://buff.ly/3lg9fuG Calls for Africa’s debt relief have intensified amid the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and as African economies struggle under the strain of the crisis. In light of the EU’s ambition to strengthen its strategic alliance with Africa, it is urgent…

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

September 16 @ 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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Meridia Partners & ADEPT: Migration & mobility: where next?

September 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Migration & mobility: where next?

This is the second in a series of virtual events taking place between September & October 2020 and leading up to the next AU-EU Summit. About this Event This is a Zoom Event. Please REGISTER HERE While the 2015 migratory crisis has impacted the relations between Africa and Europe until now, the COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated how reliant European Union’s economies are on migrant workers. The pandemic has also highlighted the existing skills shortage in Africa resulting from labour migration. It…

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Youth entrepreneurship in Africa: The silver bullet?

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Youth entrepreneurship in Africa: The silver bullet?

(in partnership with ADYFE) This is the third in a series of virtual events taking place between September & October 2020 and leading up to the next AU-EU Summit. This is a Zoom Event. Please REGISTER HERE Africa has the youngest population in the world. While central to the continent’s development, its youth remains characterized by informal sector employment and working poverty, making it a potential social threat and the top risk to business in the region. In light of this,…

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

September 29 @ 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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