Keeping human development on the EU’s agenda in a new geopolitical era
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.
Civil Society Dialogue meeting on the evaluation of the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA): draft inception report
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.
43rd Session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
24-28 June, 2023
There will be three keynote debates on:
· Critical raw materials, energy transition and climate change in the EU-ACP cooperation
· Hybrid threats
· Reform of the United Nations Security Council
Two urgent topics with accompanying resolutions will also be debated and voted:
· The humanitarian and security situation in Haiti
· The humanitarian situation in OACPS countries affected by terrorism.
As usual, there will also be statements and question times with the Commission and the EU and the ACP council.
The Agenda will be adopted by the Bureau 25 June, but you can find the draft agenda here.
Making democracy work in and for Africa
10 may 2023 03:00 p. m. - Online
Dialogue with a former Head of state, a Mayor, two young activists and an expert panel.
#EUIA 3 - 5 MAY 2023
The European Union in International Affairs (EUIA) Conference is a major forum for academics and policymakers to debate the role of the EU in addressing global challenges.
The eighth edition will take place on 3-5 May 2023 and will focus on the theme Europe’s Pathways to (Dis)Engagement with the World.
JM Lecture with Philomena Apiko, head of AU-EU relations at ECDPM
Tue, May 9, 2023, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (your local time)
As the world is facing crisis after crisis; i.e Covid 19, wars, energy and food shortages, etc. Philomena Apiko’s lecture will focus on the relations between AU and EU. She will highlight the potential that lies in this partnership, its limitations, and the tensions that arose in light of continuous crises.
DG INTPA InfoPoint conference: Sustainable Agri-food systems and the Great Green Wall
25th of April, 12:30-14:00
InfoPoint and Webex
The Power and Potential of Nature-Based Solutions to improve livelihoods, food security, climate resilience and biodiversity outcomes.
The InfoPoint session explores the interplay between trees, farmers, and food, examining the crucial role of agroforestry in promoting food security and climate resilience in local communities. The discussion brings together leading voices in the sustainable agri-food systems space, including an Alternative Nobel Prize Winner, EU stakeholders, researchers, and experts.
DG INTPA InfoPoint Conference: "Global Gateway Strategic Corridors: a catalyst for regional connectivity and economic integration in Africa"
19th of April, 11:00-12:30
InfoPoint and Webex
The session was an opportunity to present the Strategic Corridors and to organise an open discussion on the ambition of Europe and Africa with the African Union Development Agency - New Partnership for Africa's Development (AUDA-NEPAD), and the Think Tank ECPDM, European Centre for Development Policy Management.
Global Europe: bridging investment and sustainable development
30th March, 14:30-17:30
Brussels - Online
As the EU rolls out its Global Gateway and related investment plans, it is important to consider how the EU’s target regions, recipients and partners perceive and engage with the strategy, as well as other global development and investment frameworks. Between 2021 and 2027, the EU aims to mobilise up to €300bn of investment in digitalisation, climate and energy, transport, health, education and research – €150bn of which will be allocated in Africa alone. Successful investment and cooperation would not only lead to effectively addressing global challenges, such as climate change, but also to meaningful progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Second Trade and Sustainable Development Public Stakeholders’ Forum under EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement
23 March 2023, 09:00 CET - 23 March 2023, 11:30 CET
Singapore - Online
A hybrid meeting of the Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) Public Stakeholders’ Forum established under the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA).
Civil society representatives from employers, unions, labour and business organisations, environmental groups and other relevant civil society organisations are invited to an online meeting of the Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) Public Stakeholders’ Forum established under the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA).