For the first meeting of ‘The Best of the European Think Tanks’ series, representatives from three European think tanks – namely the European Centre for Development Policy Management, Friends of Europe, and the Egmont Institute – have been invited to share their expertise on geopolitics, shifting power, Europe and development policies.
ECDPM’s Geert Laporte, Friends of Europe’s Shada Islam and Egmont Institutes’ Johan Verbeke will first introduce their respective think tanks, their missions and their objectives – financial included. They will then talk about Europe and their aid policy for economic development. They will raise in particular the situation of Africa and the role of China in this respect, as well as discussing migratory issues and the major donors in economic development aid. Kim Duchateau will be sketching live during the event.