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Selected highlights

  • ReportECDPM Annual Report 2021
  • CommentaryWhat it would take to provide structural solutions to food insecurity in Africa
  • PaperThe effects of major economies’ policies on climate action, food security and water in developing countries
  • CommentaryThe African Union at twenty: A new leader in digital innovation?

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Latest Brief from Hanne Knaepen

Supporting adaptation in African agriculture – A policy shift since the EU Green Deal?

Hanne Knaepen | 27 June 2022

Hanne Knaepen examines whether the EU Green Deal and Global Europe, the EU’s instrument for neighbourhood, development and international cooperation, have led to increased political support for climate adaptation in African agriculture.

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Latest Paper from Koen Dekeyser

The European Green Deal and the war in Ukraine: Addressing crises in the short and long term

Koen Dekeyser | 4 July 2022

Researchers from the European Think Tanks Group – including ECDPM’s Koen Dekeyser and Alfonso Medinilla – and GIZ, IAMO and SEI look at the implications of the war in Ukraine on energy and food security, industrial supply chains and environmental protection in the EU and developing countries. They also explore ways for the EU to mitigate these implications, particularly through the Green Deal.

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Latest Commentary from Bruce Byiers

On transport corridors: People, profits, politics and patience

Bruce Byiers | 4 July 2022

Corridors are becoming all the rage – as a priority for the AfCFTA and as a focus of the recently launched EU Global Gateway. Bruce Byiers explains how recent research can help gain insights into what these actually entail.

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Africa-Europe relations

On 17 and 18 February 2022, the sixth EU-AU Summit took place in Brussels. In this dossier, you will find an overview of our recent work on the partnership between Africa and Europe and our analysis ahead of, during and after the summit.

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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.

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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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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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