Africa-Europe relations: A balanced narrative and reality check project (2023)
Together with three other think tanks, ACET, ISS and the Policy Center for the New South, we are joining forces in an effort to enrich the policy dialogue between the AU and EU and better connect Brussels and Addis-based policymakers with practical insights and substantial input. The overall aim is to have a joint reality check towards a more balanced narrative on Africa-Europe relations.
About the project
This project, supported by the European Delegation to the African Union, wants:
- To broaden the policy research community feeding into the AU-EU partnership, bringing in views beyond Brussels- and Addis-centric conversations as a ‘reality check’ to the policy discourse by integrating national-level expertise
- To feed into the discussions around the EU-AU partnership in the selected policy areas, with a specific focus on: climate action and green transition, digitalisation, economic transformation and integration (through the AfCFTA), peace and security
- To help ensure that future policies are based on a clear understanding of past successes and failures and to highlight the need for follow-up measures announced after each summit.
About the partners
The project is supported by the European Delegation to the African Union and runs until the end of 2023. It involves four think tanks from Europe and Africa.
- African Center for Economic Transformation (Ghana)
- ECDPM (the Netherlands and Belgium)
- Policy Center for the New South (Morocco)
- Institute for Security Studies (South Africa)
For questions related to ECDPM's involvement in the project, please contact Kathleen Van Hove. For communications and media enquiries, please get in touch with Isabell Wutz.