The European Business Council for Africa

15th June 2023
Brussels, Belgium

In recent years, the EU-Africa Business Summit has expanded into a leading annual platform where prominent figures from the business world meet high-level policy makers to discuss the current global trends and challenges affecting the EU and Africa. As the Green Agenda intensifies, the EU-Africa Business Summit in June will revolve around the critical question of sustainability and will represent the perfect opportunity to follow up on the discussion and pursue the mission of promoting and facilitating the interactions between EU and African stakeholders.

14 June 2023, 11:00–12:30

The global fashion and apparel industry is often associated with environmental degradation, waste, pollution, and human rights and labour issues across the value chain. The EU aims to transition towards a circular model not to only address the negative impacts caused by the existing linear system, but also promote a more resilient and inclusive fashion industry that takes into account human wellbeing. The recent Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles is an EU initiative to move towards a greener and more circular textile sector. In practice, it includes an increasing set of sustainability-linked standards and requirements for businesses outside the EU to access the EU Single Market.

7 June 2023

InfoPoint and online

In late 2021 the Directorate-General for International Partnerships (INTPA) of the European Commission contracted for an external evaluation in order to arrive at an independent assessment of the EU cooperation with Somalia and to learn from past experience.

25 May, 2023

This high-level conference on May 25th 2023 has built on the international momentum around the GGWI and followed up on the One Planet Summit, the 6th AU-EU Heads of State Summit and international conferences such as the Biodiversity, Desertification and Climate COPs.

8 June 2023 from 14:00-15:30 PM CET

On 8 June 2023 from 14:00-15:30 PM CET, at the backdrop of the commemoration of the 60th year anniversary of OAU/AU, ECDPM in partnership with the African Charter Project are hosting a webinar on digital transformation and political governance in Africa.

7 June 2023 from 15:00 – 18:00 CET (16:00 - 19:00 EAT)

On 7 June 2023 from 15:00 – 18:00 CET (16:00 - 19:00 EAT), ECDPM will co-organise a joint hybrid event in Addis Ababa and online with European Union Delegation to the African Union, the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Addis Ababa and Permanent Mission to the AU, the African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET), the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the Policy Center for the New South (PCNS) to take stock of recent advances and continued challenges in digitalisation in an Africa-Europe context and to identify ways to partner.

Friday May 19, 2023, from 12:00 to 13:30
Online & Face-to-Face. Room 24.009 (Ground Floor). Mercè Rodoreda 24 building. UPF Ciutadella

Chair: Martijn Vlaskamp, Assistant Professor and Juan de la Cierva Incorporación Research Fellow at IBEI


Oscar Mateos, Associate Professor at the Blanquerna School of Communication and International Relations (Universitat Ramon Llull). He has published and edited several books and articles on conflict analysis, post-conflict peacebuilding processes and development challenges, mainly focused on Africa.
Viviane Ogou, Founder and president of the youth organization/think-tank “La Puerta de África” (Gateway to Africa). IBEI Alumni (Master's in International Security 2020 - 2022). Specializing in the Sahel crisis and EU-Africa relations, Viviane has a special interest in military operations and peace-building processes.

London / Online

Thursday 18 May 2023

Join the SSCG Africa Digital Conference 2023 on Thursday May 2023 between 10:00 - 15:00 GMT in London and Virtual to learn and hear from our speakers, experts and industry leaders. Join us to connect with like minded business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs, to gain latest market updates and industry development, insights, perspectives, strategies and practical best practices. oin our discussion on African digital economy, investment opportunities, banking and financial, inclusion, big data, cyber security, tech innovation solutions.

30 May 2023, 14:30 - 16:00

ECDPM hosts a webinar to look at the EU’s support to human development in a world of polycrisis. The event aims at bringing together actors from Brussels and partner countries – namely Kenya, Guinea and Zambia – to discuss the opportunities and challenges in the cooperation between the EU and the partner countries in human development sectors.

31 May 2023, 14:00 CEST - 16:00 CEST


The EU-SADC EPA is a development-oriented free trade agreement between the EU and six countries from the Southern African Development Community (SADC): Botswana, Eswatini (previously Swaziland), Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa. It was signed on 10 June 2016 and entered into provisional application on 10 October 2016 for all Parties to the Agreement, except for Mozambique, for which it entered into provisional application on 4 February 2018. Angola participated in the negotiations of the EU-SADC EPA, but eventually did not sign the Agreement. In February 2020 Angola submitted a request to join the EPA and negotiations for Angola’s accession are expected to be launched soon.