European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) calls on the EU to look beyond its own economic recovery and to work with Africa as our ‘twin continent’ and ‘closest ally’ to avert the worst effects of the crisis and to craft a new partnership for the longer-term. History has taught us that major crises create opportunities for accelerating social, economic and political reforms. The coronavirus crisis provides an opportunity to finally transform the old paradigm of donor-recipient aid relations towards a model of genuine international cooperation between Europe and Africa.
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.
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.