Making the EU strategy with Africa work for Africa


As the European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU) prepare to rejuvenate their cooperation, this seminar will discuss the findings of a new report published by the Hanns Seidel Foundation on how to improve economic growth and development. Beyond Aid – Making the EU strategy with Africa work for Africa sheds light on how the EU–Africa collaboration could be mutually beneficial. It also makes recommendations on supporting the creation of sustainable growth and jobs in Africa.

This event is co-hosted by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF). Simultaneous English–German translation will be provided.

Chairperson: Ottilia Anna Maunganidze, Head of Special Projects, Office of the Executive Director, ISS Pretoria


Markus Ferber, Chairman, Hanns Seidel Foundation, Member of the European Parliament, Coordinator of the EPP Group in the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament

Dr Len Ishmael, Former Ambassador of the Eastern Caribbean States to the Kingdom of Belgium and the EU; Former President of the African, Caribbean & Pacific Committee of Ambassadors in Brussels

Dr Jakkie Cilliers, ISS Board of Trustees Chair, Head, African Futures & Innovation Programme, ISS Pretoria

Bertrand Soret, Adviser to MD Africa, European External Action Service, Brussels

Dr Thomas Leeb, Director, Hanns Seidel Foundation Brussels Office

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