15 February 2022 00:0014:00

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The future of the EU-AU peace and security partnership

On Tuesday 15 February 2022, ECDPM and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) organised a webinar on what to expect from the summit and the future of the EU-AU peace and security partnership.

ECDPM staff involved

The webinar considered the significance of the summit, the priorities and interests of Africa and Europe, and what to expect from the discussions.

Several issues on the agenda of the summit in Brussels could reshape the continental partnership. These are the introduction of the European Peace Facility, Africa’s recent wave of unconstitutional changes of government, geopolitics and internationalised conflicts, and the AU’s ongoing efforts to finance African peace and security engagements.


  • Brigitte Markussen, Head of Delegation and EU Special Representative to the AU
  • Frederic Gateretse Ngoga, Ambassador and Head, Conflict Prevention and Early Warning Division, AU Commission
  • Paul-Simon Handy, Regional Director East Africa and Representative to the AU, ISS Addis Ababa
  • Lidet Tadesse, Associate Director, Peaceful Societies and Accountable Governance, ECDPM

Chair: Ottilia Anna Maunganidze, Head of Special Projects, ISS