Food insecurity had been worsening significantly in Africa even before Russia´s invasion of Ukraine. Climate shocks, the COVID-19 pandemic and regional conflicts were disrupting food production and distribution resulting in rising costs for agricultural commodities on the continent. The war in Ukraine exacerbated the situation, pushing food and fertiliser prices even higher.
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.
Tancrède Voituriez, Julie Vaillé , Hélène Vanvolsem, Jean Bossuyt identify two areas of
strategic compromise for the development of a new partnership.
Clare Castillejo and Mikaela Gavas (ODI), Mariella Di Ciommo (ECDPM),Meritxell Sayós Monràs (ECDPM), and Niels Keijzer (DIE) present a series of recommendations for a well-resourced and redesigned Heading 4, with a focus on development.
Bernardo Venturi, IAI, writes about the main false myths about migration that can be considered as a common ground for future meetings and partnerships.
Julian Bergmann and Mark Furness , DIE reflect on a possible model for the EPF that provides a secure basis for international cooperation.