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Selected highlights

  • StudyImplications of the irregular migration and refugee situation on ODA spending and practices in Europe
  • SeminarCentral Africa: A region falling behind?
  • BlogDid the 28th African Union summit meet its hype and hope?
  • BlogWhat is the new European Consensus on Development for?
  • EventDebate with Neven Mimica on the future of European development policy
  • BlogThere is more to the African Union than meets the eye
  • Conference reportWhy do we need the African Union?
  • BlogManaging European talent in EU external action: Hasn’t Brexit already served as a wake-up call?

GREAT Insights

GREAT insights is ECDPM’s monthly magazine with a focus on issues related to Governance, Regional integration, Economics, Agriculture and Trade.

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Weekly Compass

The Weekly Compass, ECDPM’s newsletter, is a rich source of information for policy makers, analysts, activists and the private sector.

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Talking Points

The ECDPM Talking Points blog aims to deepen the dialogue on policy issues, and get to the heart of the matter in an honest and concise way.

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Latest blog from Tasnim Abderrahim

Tunisia’s new law: another step towards local democracy

Tasnim Abderrahim | 3 February 2017

Tunisia’s national assembly recently passed the long-awaited law on elections and referenda, a step that has elicited mixed reactions. ECDPM’s Tasnim Abderrahim looks into the matter and casts light on the implications of this new electoral system for the Tunisian government at all levels.

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Latest paper from Faten Aggad-Clerx

Conflict responses in Africa: What prospects for a structural conflict prevention approach?

Faten Aggad-Clerx | 27 January 2017

ECDPM’s Faten Aggad and Sophie Desmidt explore current approaches towards conflict resolution in Africa. They assess the feasibility of a more de-militarised approach of the African Union and the various African regional economic communities and mechanisms to promote peace and security on the continent.

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Latest blog from Anna Knoll

Taking steps ahead: Towards a new vision for migration in 2017

Anna Knoll | 20 January 2017

The issue of migration will continue to be pivotal in 2017. In her new blog, ECDPM’s Anna Knoll explains why the European Union should adopt a long-term thinking towards the issue of migration and expresses hope for 2017 to mark the beginning of this shift.

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Dossier: ECDPM Challenges Papers

Last updated 26 January 2017

The 2017 edition or our Challenges Paper explores some of the political challenges for the year 2017, adopting issues of financing for development and EU-Africa cooperation as a guideline, and exploring ways to match means to emerging priorities.

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Dossier: The future of ACP-EU relations post-2020

Last updated 16 January 2017

Discussions about the future of the ACP-EU relationship are currently in full swing. To learn more, have a look at our dossier collecting all ECDPM work on ACP-EU relations.

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Dossier: The changing relations between Europe and North Africa

Last updated 8 February 2017

The wave of revolutionary Arab Spring events had and still have a big effect on the relations between Europe and North Africa. To learn more, have a look at our dossier on the two regions.

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Dossier: The political economy of regional integration in Africa

Last updated 18 November 2016

What are the drivers and constraints to regional integration in Africa? And what role do regional organisations play? Find out more in our dossier.

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