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  • PaperThe AU-UN peace and security partnership: Power and politics
  • BriefBuilding strategic European digital cooperation with Africa
  • PaperEU-Africa trade relations and the EPA process
  • CommentaryPower, politics and inclusion in food systems: The case of Sudan

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Latest paper from Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw

Merging peace and politics: Drivers, dilemmas and options for the AU’s new governance setup

Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw | 28 June 2021

Martin Ronceray, Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw and Ueli Staeger look at how to make the merger of the African Union Commission’s peace and security department and its political affairs department a success from a governance perspective.

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Latest Commentary from San Bilal

The beauty contest is over: High time to reform the European financial architecture for development

San Bilal | 21 June 2021

The European Council adopted long-awaited conclusions to set clear directions for the European financial architecture for development. San Bilal looks back at the process of the last three years and argues that the new Council Conclusions fall short of the needed ambitions.

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Latest Paper from Pauline Veron

Connecting the pieces of the puzzle: The EU’s implementation of the humanitarian-development-peace nexus

Pauline Veron | 21 June 2021

Pauline Veron and Volker Hauck help development, humanitarian and peacebuilding actors understand the EU’s thinking on and approach to the triple nexus between humanitarian aid, development and peacebuilding – to find effective ways to work together while respecting each other’s mandates.

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Youth and international cooperation

In this dossier we zoom in on the challenges facing young people in Africa and Europe and the change they can drive.

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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 and international cooperation

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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