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Africa-EU blog

The 4th Africa-EU Summit that took place in Brussels in April 2014 provided an opportunity to look back at the successes and failures of the Joint Africa EU Strategy (JAES) and to look ahead for ways to fundamentally rebuild the nature, ambition and scope of the strategic partnership between both Africa and Europe for the years to come.

This blog will bring together voices from both Africa, Europe and beyond and asks “what is next for Africa-Europe relations?”. Will the declared Roadmap be enough to ensure sustainable development, peace and security for the years ahead until 2017?

For more background visit the European Centre for Development and Policy Management’s (ECDPM) Dossier on Africa – EU Relations.

The 2014 European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) Report launched this September, also covers Africa-EU relations.

We are keen to create a space for the widest possible debate – including key partners from both Europe, Africa and beyond.

If you also have videos, podcasts or other forms of multimedia – we are happy to include these as well.

To get involved send a brief email with your idea, the topics covered and relevant background information to Rhys Williams email:

Follow the debate on Twitter by following @ECDPM on twitter, +ECDPM on Google+ and use the hashtag #AfricaEU2014 or #EUAfrica.

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This blog is co-ordinated by ECDPM. All opinions shared on this blog are those of the contributors, and not necessarily those of ECDPM.