For several years now, the new « Scramble » for Africa has translated into increased foreign investment as well as the multiplication and diversification of Africa’s trading partners. In this context and as Africa has embarked on a commercial transformation through the establishment of the continent free trade area in 2019, the European Union’s place and ambitions in this new landscape deserve to be discussed.
The events are meant to increase the share of voice for the African private sector, civil society and diaspora organisations in the framework of the upcoming Summit. They are designed to discuss the ability to align Africa and European priorities, provide a set of recommendations and deliver on the narrative of a renewed Africa-Europe relationship, which focuses on moving away from dependency towards partnership.
As European institutions have engaged negotiations with African partners in view of jointly endorsing a new comprehensive EU strategy with Africa at the Summit, the events will cover five themes of relevance for a true and fair partnership between Africa and Europe: debt, migration, trade & investment, climate, and youth.
See the whole webinar series program below: