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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:
Louka Katseli (ACBF – African Capacity Building Foundation)
Yenkong Ngangjoh Hodu (University of Manchester)
Henning Melber (EADI)
Domenico Rosa (DG DEVCO)
Désirée Schweitzer (MFA Director Dev.) (tbc)

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

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

The negotiation of 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, due to recent problems of migration from the global south to Europe of major importance. Considering the economic and geopolitical strategies of China in Africa on one hand and the international consensus of implementing the broader concept of the sustainable development on the other hand demands new political commitments and new strategies in the African European relationship.

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

The conference is organised in addition to two other conferences during the Austrian Presidency dealing with the African Europan relationship, which are organised by the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (6.11.2018) and the Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation – VIDC (26.11.2018 and 27.11.2018). Together we put more emphasis on the importance of the African European relationship and we want to offer space for discussions, information and facts about economic and political strategies from different perspectives.

Programme (pdf)

› Registration: office@oefse.at

 

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

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