24 April 2024 17:3019:00

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The EU-Africa migration agenda: Realising an equal partnership

On 24 April 2024 from 17:30-1900 CET, ETTG members ODI and ECDPM, in collaboration with the Nordic-Africa Institute are hosting a high-level panel discussion. 'The EU-Africa migration agenda: Realising an equal partnership'.

This is an in-person, invite only event which will also be available to watch online.  Register for online attendance.

The event will reflect on the status of the AU-EU partnership in the field of migration, ahead of the new European Commission in 2024 and the 3rd AU-EU ministerial summit and will explore what could be done to deliver a migration partnership more strongly oriented towards mutual developmental benefits, with speakers assessing challenges and concerns across all aspects of the migration partnership at this time of heightened tensions, reform and electoral change. 


  • Mr Pawel Busiakiewicz, Head of Unit for International Affairs, DG HOME
  • Linda Oucho, Executive Director of the African Migration and Development Policy Centre
  • Catherine Woollard, Director, European Council on Refugees and Exiles 
  • Ambassador Namira Negm (Dr.), Director, African Migration Observatory
  • Shada Islam, Specialist and Commentator on European Union Affairs and Director, New Horizons Project (chair)

This panel discussion marks the first event of a three-year partnership project between
ETTG and the Open Society Foundations (OSF). This partnership, titled 'Assessing the
implications of the polycrises for Africa-Europe relations: Towards a more interest driven
and equal Partnership?', aims to explore how both continents can build a genuine, interest-driven partnership of equals. In addition to this migration-themed event, this project will address a range of topics, including: security, green industrialization, climate finance, digitalisation and decoloniality.

ECDPM staff involved