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2018 -

C3 - Centrum für Internationale Entwicklung

Building a New Partnership between Africa and the EU.

Business as usual or a transforming agenda?

Conference with:
Yenkong Ngangjoh Hodu (University of Manchester)
Sylvia Meier-Kajbic (Federal Ministry Republic of Austria, Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs)
Henning Melber (EADI)
Paul Renier (DG DEVCO)
Iina Soiri (Nordic Africa Institute)

Yenkong Ngangjoh Hodu – Prof. of International Economic Law at the University of Manchester

Adams Bodomo – Prof. of African Studies at the University of Vienna

The negotiations on the Post-Cotonou Agreement between the EU and the ACP-Countries (African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States) will start during the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2018. The relationship between Africa and Europe is not only, because of the migration issue of major importance. Considering the economic and geopolitical strategies of China in Africa on the one hand and the international consensus of implementing the Sustainable Development agenda on the other hand demands new political commitments and new strategies in the European relationship with Africa.

At this event the most important challenges will be discussed from different perspectives with representatives of the EU, the Austrian Government and with representatives of European Development Research Organisations and Universities.

The conference is organised in addition to one other conference during the Austrian Presidency dealing with the African Europan relationship, which is organised by the Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation – VIDC (26.11.2018 and 27.11.2018). Together we aim at highlighting the importance of the African European relationship and offer space for discussions, information and facts about economic and political strategies from different perspectives.

Programme (pdf)

Photo gallery

Summary opening panel

Summary conference


Interview with Henning Melber (President EADI) – October 11, 2018

Interview with Yenkong Ngangjoh Hodu (Prof. of International Economic Law at the University of Manchester) – October 11, 2018


Experte zu EU-Afrika-Plan: Darf nicht nur bei Versprechen bleiben, Tiroler Tageszeitung (11.10.2018)

Ö1 Mittagsjournal "China gegen EU: Match um Afrika"(13.10.2018)

"Europa soll Afrika sagen, was es will. Was gut für uns ist, wissen wir selbst" , Der Standard, 18.10.20185

The Conference is organised by ÖFSE and EADI (European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes).

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