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  • PaperFit for purpose: The EU’s role in global health in the era of COVID-19
  • BriefEU trade policy for sustainable food systems
  • PaperRice trade and value chain development in West Africa: An approach for more coherent policies
  • BriefWill COVID-19 change migration cooperation between European and African countries?

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Latest commentary from Sophie Desmidt

Germany and South Africa together can protect and advance the women, peace and security agenda

Sophie Desmidt | 12 October 2020

While the world ‘celebrates’ the 20th anniversary of UN security resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, Sophie Desmidt calls on Germany and South Africa to ensure that momentum is not entirely lost in the last months of their respective EU and AU presidencies.

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Latest podcast from Hanne Knaepen

Climate Adaptations Talks – Episode 1: Professor Saleemul Huq

Hanne Knaepen | 5 October 2020

To kick off our new podcast series exploring climate adaptation ideas for Europe and Africa, Hanne Knaepen talks to Saleemul Huq, Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development in Bangladesh.

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Latest paper from Anna Knoll

Protecting migrants and refugees in North Africa: Challenges and opportunities for reform

Anna Knoll | 5 October 2020

Anna Knoll and Chloe Teevan look at asylum, reception and migrant protection systems in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt, seeking to understand some of the dynamics driving or preventing reform and proposing some initial entry points for international cooperation.

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COVID-19 and international cooperation

How will COVID-19 affect trade and investment, migration, peace and security, regional integration, climate change, food security and the private sector? And how will it affect Africa-Europe relations, development and international cooperation more broadly?

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Gender and international cooperation

How can tax systems promote gender equality? What is the link between empowering girls and women and tackling climate change? Are policymakers taking gender into account when trying to prevent radicalisation and violent extremism? Find out more in our dossier.

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Climate change

In this dossier we share our work on climate change and Europe-Africa cooperation. We look at climate from various angles, including the UNFCCC negotiations, cooperation on agriculture and sustainable food systems, gender, migration and finance.

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The Multiannual Financial Framework

In this dossier you can find our latest publications on the upcoming Multiannual Financial Framework – the next long-term EU budget.

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