On 13 June, ECDPM has had the honour of having Reina Buijs, the Netherlands’ Deputy Director General for International Cooperation, in our Maastricht office for discussions with our management team and ECDPM staff on the current political situation in Europe and the implications for EU development policy and relations with Africa and the EU Neighbourhood. She also participated in an informal lunch seminar and interactive discussion on the global role of Europe in times of internal crisis with students from Maastricht University and UNU Merit.
Ms. Buijs and the ECDPM management team
Ms. Buijs and ECDPM staff
Ms. Buijs with ECDPM staff and visiting students
At the end of her visit, Ms. Buijs sat down with Melissa Julian, Head of Communications, for a video interview on the issues discussed during the day.
ECDPM is grateful to the Netherlands Government, and Ms. Buijs in particular, for their longstanding trust and support to ECDPM.