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.
The domestic political orders in the MENA countries are going through a period of crisis and restructuring. Since mass protests
In 2018, at a time when the world and Europe are changing more than in decades, the EU will make
According to UN-Habitat, approximately one third of the urban population in the developing world resides in slum communities. This figure
The migration issue seems to have monopolised a large part of the discussions at the AU-EU Summit in Abidjan.
A reassessment of the cooperation scheme should be grounded on shared ownership and dialogue, in the spirit of the partnership.
The ETTG argues that leaving discussions on the future of ACP-EU relations out of the Summit agenda could be a missed opportunity.
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 calls on states to ‘promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to
On 15 July 2016, the ETTG Directors met with the European Commission’s Development Commissioner, Neven Mimica, in Brussels
The EU Global Strategy is a unique opportunity to make human rights a key priority of EU external action.
Putting sustainable development at the heart of EU external action