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News announcement19 November 2020Directorate-General for International Partnerships

Sustainable jobs & growth: a partnership for a new era

Friends of Europe

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 focused on engaging 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 key stakeholders and partners from both continents to voice their perspectives on the future of the relationship. Following the first five in the series, the sixth ‘In Conversation With’ takes place on the 19 November 2020 with a special appearance from Albert Muchanga, African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry; Valdis Dombrovskis, European Commission Executive Vice-President for an Economy that Works for People; Paolo Gentiloni, European Commissioner for the Economy; and Senior Advisor on Regional Integration In the Bureau of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Ambassador Rosette Nyirinkindi Katungye. The strategic focus of the discussion will be on “Sustainable Jobs & Growth: A Partnership for a New Era”.


Publication date
19 November 2020
Directorate-General for International Partnerships