As Africa and Europe seek to re-set their partnership, Friends of Europe is engaging with our partners across both continents to understand the long-term vision and the converging and diverging priorities at the heart of this new cooperation.
Africa and Europe have a shared interest and much to gain from one another in accelerating the progress of the global agenda for sustainable development whilst working together to address the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through its “Debating Africa-EU” series, Friends of Europe is collaborating with the EU to engage its partners and the new EU College of Commissioners around their vision and priorities for EU-Africa cooperation. In response to the Joint Communication, Towards a comprehensive Strategy with Africa, this series serves as a consultative exercise for stakeholders and partners from both continents to voice their perspectives on the future of the relationship. Following the first four discussions in the series, the fifth ‘In Conversation With’ takes place on the 1st of October 2020 with Didier Reynders, European Commissioner for Justice, Ylva Johansson, European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Minata Samate Cessouma, AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, and Amira Elfadil, AU Commissioner for Social Affairs (tbc).The strategic focus of the discussion will be on “Migration, Mobility and Good Governance in the Africa-EU partnership”.
- Publication date
- 29 September 2020
- Directorate-General for International Partnerships