Building a stronger partnership between Africa and Europe


African states and the European Union (EU) are expected to discuss the next Africa-EU strategy in the coming months. The African Union (AU), through the appointment of the AU High Representative on the future of AU-EU Relations, started preparing for the negotiations in 2018. The AU, regional economic communities and respective member states must now ensure that the continent’s priorities are properly reflected.

Experts at this seminar will discuss the priorities that Africa’s negotiators should push for. A new ISS report that explores opportunities for a mutually beneficial partnership rooted in common principles will inform discussions.

This seminar is co-hosted by the ISS and the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM).

Chair: Ottilia Anna Maunganidze, Head of Special Projects, ISS


Amb. Salah Hammad, Head of the African Governance Architecture (AGA) Secretariat, Department of Political Affairs, AUC

Patrick Dupont, Head of Political, Press and Information, EU's delegation to the AU

Hafsa Maalim, Policy Analyst, AU

Geert Laporte, Deputy Director, ECDPM

Tsion Tadesse Abebe, Senior Researcher, ISS

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