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  • BriefTeam Europe: Up to the challenge?
  • PodcastClimate Adaptation Talks – Episode 5 with Kitty van der Heijden
  • PaperA sustainable development approach to return and reintegration: Dilemmas, choices and possibilities
  • BriefSimmering tensions: The long-term impact of COVID-19 on fragility and conflict in Africa

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Latest paper from Koen Dekeyser

Adopting a sustainable food system approach: Implications for Ireland’s development programming and policy influencing

Koen Dekeyser | 11 January 2021

Koen Dekeyser and Francesco Rampa look at how Ireland can adopt a sustainable food system approach, arguing that this could make Irish food-related development cooperation more coherent, context-appropriate and effective.

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Latest brief from Philomena Apiko

Election watch: The race for African Union top posts

Philomena Apiko | 23 November 2020

Luckystar Miyandazi and Philomena Apiko look at the role that the African Union’s institutional management reforms will play in the race to appoint the AU’s next top leaders.

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Latest commentary from Andrew Sherriff

Brexit and development cooperation: A major connection problem

Andrew Sherriff | 11 January 2021

The EU and the UK start 2021 with no formal agreement for cooperation in development, and no dedicated mechanisms to promote coordination or collaboration. Both parties will be weaker for it, argues Andrew Sherriff.

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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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