This workshop organised by CONCORD & VENRO, will discuss EU trade policy with regard to its coherence to fulfilling the Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement. It will look into the new EU-Africa trade strategy, the post-Cotonou agreement and African initiatives such as the African Continental Free Trade Area and will assess them from a civil society perspective with regard to their effects on human rights and sustainable development. Another objective is to identify opportunities to influence EU trade policy and to develop key civil society advocacy messages to be communicated in ongoing trade-related policy processes. A specific focus will be on the collaboration of African and European civil society to make EU trade policy outcomes more conducible to sustainable development and human rights on the African continent.
ECDPM’s Philomena Apiko will be a contributor to the session on EU-Africa relations and trade and will speak on AfCFTA and gender equality.