Europe and Africa should make joint efforts to invest in projects that would support digital sovereignty on both continents, including joint industrial projects – in the area of ethical AI and open-source technologies for instance. This would respond to some of the gaps in terms of local digital industries on both continents as well as to local needs, and would demonstrate that the EU-AU digital partnership is not simply about trying to export European technologies or about aid, but about reinforcing a free and open internet.
With a view to he upcoming AU Summit on 1-2 July in Nouakchott, Geert Laporte (ECDPM) examines the negotiating mandate of the ACP group.
Niels Keijzer, Clare Castillejo, Mariella Di Ciommo raise five questions regarding the EU legislative proposal for the NDICI.
Mark Furness and Niels Keijzer (DIE) provide four reasons why the European Neighbourhood Instrument should be included in the proposed ‘single instrument’ for financing the EU’s international cooperation.
Christine Hackenesch and Niels Keijzer (DIE) identify five concrete means through which the EU can further human rights and good governance under the next EU budget.
Cities and agriculture? urban planning and sustainable food systems? Daniele Fattibene explores these almost forgotten linkages.
Simon Maxwell, Niels Keijzer, Mariella Di Ciommo and Clare Castillejo underline three main elements of the EC proposal for the 2021-2027 budget.
Waiting for the first local elections in Tunisia after the revolution, Dalil Djinnit and Giulia Maci reflects on the role of local authorities in sustainable development.
Tancrède Voituriez, Elisabeth Hege, Giulia Maci and Christine Hackenesch suggest some practical ways of translating the EU’s overall support for the SDGs into concrete action.
Giulia Maci and Daniele Fattibene write about the role of local authorities in improving the liveability of Mediterranean urban areas, focusing on youth as a key driver for stability in the region.
Volker Hauck and Matthias Deneckere (ECDPM) write on how an off-budget European Peace Facility Instrument could support African-led peace initiatives.