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European Think Tanks Group

ECDPM has been a long-standing member of the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG), a network created in 2010. By combining efforts, the think tanks – each located in a different EU member state – hope to gain a stronger voice on EU development and foreign policy and international cooperation.

The other members are:

What ETTG does

ETTG Brochure – Collective Action for Greater Impact

For more information about the European Think Tanks Group, email and/or get in touch with Maria Brozou, Daniele Fattibene or Geert Laporte.


Recent European Think Tanks Group publications that ECDPM contributed to include:

The European Green Deal and the war in Ukraine: Addressing crises in the short and long term
Gabriela Ileana Iacobuţă, Alexia Faus Onbargi, Nathalie Bolduc, Adis Dzebo, Niels Keijzer, Daniele Malerba, Damien Barchiche, Nicolas Berghmans, Mauricio Böhl, Fabrizio Botti, Michael Brüntrup, Koen Dekeyser, Ines Dombrowsky, Élise Dufief, Elisabeth Hege, Nicolas Heger, Jonas Hein, Alfonso Medinilla, Jean-Carlo Rodríguez de Francisco, Florian Schierhorn and Zoha Shawoo, July 2022

Ready for a common Africa-Europe future? Our reflections beyond the 6th EU-AU summit
ETTG, April 2022

Strengthening the AU-EU partnership on the economic development and trade agenda
Poorva Karkare, February 2022

Africa-EU relations: Strengthening the continent-to-continent dialogue on sustainable development
Niels Keijzer, Kathleen van Hove and Freda Yawson, October 2021

Towards a renewed Africa-Europe partnership for investment
San Bilal, Niels Keijzer and Pamella Eunice Ahairwe, October 2021

Financing the 2030 Agenda: An SDG alignment framework for Public Development Banks
Maria Alejandra Riaño, Samantha Attridge, San Bilal, Niels Keijzer, Benedikt Erforth, Danielle Fattibene, Elisabeth Hege, Martin Evans, Iliana Olivié and Damien Barchiche, October 2021

Green transitions in Africa-Europe relations: What role for the European Green Deal?
Christine Hackenesch, Maximilian Högl, Gabriela Iacobuta, John Asafu-Adjaye and Hanne Knaepen, April 2021

A new multilateralism for the post-COVID world: What role for the EU-Africa partnership?
Chloe Teevan with Luca Barana, Daniele Fattibene, Gabriela Iacobuta, Silke Weinlich and Steffen Bauer, April 2021

Strengthening the digital partnership between Africa and Europe
Chux Daniels, Benedikt Erforth, Rob Floyd and Chloe Teevan, October 2020

Advancing EU-Africa cooperation in light of the African Continental Free Trade Area
Axel Berger, Clara Brandi, Frederik Stender, Edward K Brown, Philomena Apiko and Sean Woolfrey, September 2020

European fear of ‘missing out’ and narratives on China in Africa
Poorva Karkare, Linda Calabrese, Sven Grimm and Alfonso Medinilla, July 2020

EU humanitarian aid: Caught between nexus and independence
Ina Friesen, Pauline Veron and Vera Mazzara, April 2020

For all publications and commentaries produced by the European Think Tanks Group, have a look at