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L’approche de continent à continent ne fait pas recette: Messages contradictoires des deux rives et aucun enthousiasme en Afrique du Nord

Discussion Papers (series)
06-05-2019
  • Jean Bossuyt
  • Emmanuel De Groof

Dans cet article, nous analysons le rôle des États d’Afrique du Nord dans les relations Afrique-Europe et en quoi ce rôle est influencé par les acteurs politiques des deux continents. Les pays ...

Investing in Europe’s global role: The must-have guide for the negotiations of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027

29-04-2019
  • Andrew Sherriff

Want to share this page? Use our short URL http://ecdpm.org/mffguide In 2019, a new European Parliament, new European Commission and new President of the European Council will have their hands full with ...

Youth unemployment and the role of regional organisations

The case of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Discussion Papers (series)
08-04-2019
  • Bruce Byiers
  • Kesaobaka Pharatlhatlhe

Youth unemployment is one of the biggest challenges facing the African continent. This paper explores the drivers and blockages to addressing youth unemployment through regional frameworks such as the 2016 SADC Youth ...

Migration and the next EU long-term budget: Key choices for external action

Discussion Papers (series)
29-03-2019
  • Anna Knoll
  • Pauline Veron

The rising number of asylum seekers and irregular migrants since 2015 has clearly influenced the European Commission proposal for the 2021-2027 budget. This paper explores the various positions and issues at stake ...

Assertive, appreciative and aloof: South Africa, Cabo Verde and Ghana reflect on EU research and innovation collaboration

Discussion Papers (series)
29-03-2019
  • Emmanuel De Groof
  • Mariella Di Ciommo
  • Sanne Thijssen

Research and innovation (R&I) is a key ingredient of sustainable development. It is also an asset that the EU wishes to leverage to create more horizontal, mutually beneficial and multi-actor partnerships with ...

Africa-EU relations and post-Cotonou: African collective action or further fragmentation of partnerships?

Briefing Notes (series)
29-03-2019
  • Alfonso Medinilla
  • Jean Bossuyt

The EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states formally kicked off negotiations for a new partnership agreement in the margins of the September 2018 UN General Assembly. The ...

Responsibly sourcing minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas: Lessons from the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals

Briefing Notes (series)
25-03-2019
  • Jeske van Seters
  • Nadia Ashraf

In 2021, the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation will enter into force. It implies that importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten, their ores and gold from conflict-affected and high-risk areas into the EU will ...

A smart mix for responsible business conduct: Due diligence legislation and multi-stakeholder initiatives

Briefing Notes (series)
25-03-2019
  • Jeske van Seters
  • Poorva Karkare

There is an increasing awareness of the need to embed corporate responsibility for preserving human and labour rights as well as minimising environmental damage in the move towards responsible business conduct. While ...

Rhetoric and real progress on the Women, Peace and Security agenda in Africa

Discussion Papers (series)
18-03-2019
  • Sophie Desmidt
  • Laura Davis

This paper looks at how the European Union and the African Union promote the Women, Peace and Security agenda in Africa. The Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda enjoys high visibility among ...

The uncharted path towards a European Peace Facility

Discussion Papers (series)
18-03-2019
  • Matthias Deneckere

This paper analyses the proposal for the creation of a European Peace Facility (EPF), which would allow the EU to deploy military operations more effectively and to finance peace support operations led ...

Regional peace architectures in Africa: A reality check

Discussion Papers (series)
18-03-2019
  • Jan Vanheukelom
  • Sophie Desmidt

The African Union and its formally-recognised regional organisations spend substantial financial resources and human capital on peace efforts in Africa to silence the guns by 2020. Over the last two decades, they ...

Think local. Governance, humanitarian aid, development and peacebuilding in Somalia

Discussion Papers (series)
11-03-2019
  • Alfonso Medinilla
  • Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw
  • Pauline Veron

This study seeks to understand the incentives and interests – or lack thereof – for collaboration and coordination across humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors, as the call for a ‘nexus approach’ grows ...

Entre coopération et contestation: Les intérêts maliens dans la gestion des fleuves transfrontaliers du Sahel

Discussion Papers (series)
11-03-2019
  • Alfonso Medinilla
  • Martin Ronceray
  • Amagoin Keita

Cette étude examine les intérêts et incitations qui influencent le positionnement du Mali dans la gouvernance des eaux transfrontalières en Afrique de l’Ouest, à la fois sur son territoire et au travers ...

Aborder le développement régional autrement – note methodologique

Research
11-03-2019
  • Bruce Byiers
  • Jean Bossuyt

Un large éventail de cadres et d’outils d’analyse d’économie politique ont été mis au point pour guider les analyses par pays, par secteur ou focalisées sur des problèmes en particulier, et pour ...

Leveraging the next EU budget for sustainable development finance: The European Fund for Sustainable Development Plus (EFSD+)

Discussion Papers (series)
18-02-2019
  • San Bilal

In the European Commission proposal for the next long-term budget 2021-2027 of the European Union (EU), the proposed Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) Regulation introduces an innovative unified financial architecture ...

African power pools: Regional energy, national power

Discussion Papers (series)
18-02-2019
  • Alfonso Medinilla
  • Bruce Byiers
  • Karim Karaki

Despite the continent’s natural resource endowment of renewable and non-renewable energy sources, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) suffers from huge deficits in the supply and distribution of energy. While there is a need for ...

Dynamiques régionales des filières d’élevage en Afrique de l’Ouest: Étude de cas centrée sur la Côte d’Ivoire dans le bassin commercial central

Discussion Papers (series)
13-02-2019
  • Fabien Tondel

Le secteur de l’élevage en Afrique de l’Ouest illustre la dimension régionale du développement des chaînes de valeur. Il repose principalement sur des échanges commerciaux de bétail entre les zones de production ...

Nigeria and South Africa: Shaping prospects for the African Continental Free Trade Area

Discussion Papers (series)
11-02-2019
  • Philomena Apiko
  • Sean Woolfrey
  • Kesa Pharatlhatlhe

In March 2018, African leaders signed an agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). This was an important step towards the longstanding goal of African economic integration, but there is ...

Financing the African Union – on mindsets and money

Discussion Papers (series)
04-02-2019
  • Jan Vanheukelom
  • Kesa Pharatlhatlhe

With 55 member countries, an elaborate institutional architecture, a broad policy agenda, and a high dependency rate on its former colonisers and main donors, the African Union (AU) is probably the world’s ...

Mixed messages from Europe and Africa stand in the way of an intercontinental deal

North Africa's double pursuit - Part II

Discussion Papers (series)
04-02-2019
  • Emmanuel De Groof
  • Jean Bossuyt

European and African leaders have underlined the merits of a hypothetical fully-fledged continent-to-continent partnership on several occasions, most recently in a EU-AU Joint Communiqué of January 2019. But in practice, they are ...

Dérives continentales dans un monde multipolaire

Enjeux pour les relations Afrique-Europe en 2019

Challenges Papers (series)
28-01-2019
  • Alexei Jones
  • Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw
  • Philomena Apiko

Cette page est également disponible en Anglais Comme chaque année, le présent document tente de cerner les principaux débats attendus en 2019 et au-delà, et d’en esquisser la toile de fond. Le but ...

Looking north and moving south: Little enthusiasm for a continent-to-continent approach

North Africa's double pursuit - Part I

Discussion Papers (series)
28-01-2019
  • Emmanuel De Groof
  • Jean Bossuyt
  • Tasnim Abderrahim

In a two-part paper, we look at the role North African states play in Africa-Europe relations, and how political actors on both continents are influencing this role. In the first part, we ...

Continental drifts in a multipolar world

Challenges for Africa-Europe relations in 2019

Challenges Papers (series)
14-01-2019
  • Alexei Jones
  • Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw
  • Philomena Apiko

This page is also available in French ECDPM’s annual Challenges Paper seeks to identify this year’s important debates and to sketch the backdrop against which these will unfold. The aim is to ...

ECDPM Work Plan 2019-2020

Corporate documents
19-12-2018

ECDPM’s mandate focuses on Africa-Europe relations and the interface between the African and European continents. We seek to inform and influence European, African and international policies and to forge partnerships to work ...

ECDPM Strategy Implementation Plan 2018-2021

Corporate documents
19-12-2018
  • ECDPM

This implementation plan spells out how ECDPM engages to deliver on its 2017-2021 Strategy. That Strategy explores the changing global context of our work and explains the rationale underlying the four areas ...