Dear friends of the EPA,
We are delighted to invite you to a conference-debate on the theme "Rethinking Europe-Africa relations: what partnership for the future?", which will take place on Wednesday 19 January, starting at 7.30pm, at 76 allée de la Robertsau, Strasbourg. This event is organised with the collaboration of a group of students from the Master's degree in Globalisation and Transnational Issues of the IEP of Strasbourg.
For reasons related to the pandemic, we have chosen to accommodate only 30 people in the room, who will be well spaced. Places will be allocated to the first registrants. To participate in person, it is essential to register by filling in this form: https://forms.gle/7rnpFeFpWBxBWiHa6
All others can follow the debate via Zoom through this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82941474445
The transmission on Zoom will start at 8pm.
Although Africa is a neighbour of the European Union, European citizens know little about this continent and often perceive it as distant. Ursula von der Leyen's Commission has been working for some years on improving relations with the African continent and in 2021 the European Parliament also presented its own strategy.
The French Presidency has now made the EU-Africa partnership one of its priorities. In this context, the European Union-African Union summit is due to take place in Brussels on 17 and 18 February. This could be a decisive step in the relaunch of relations between the two continents.
What are the expected outcomes and the main themes and ideas that will be discussed by the leaders of both continents?
We will discuss this with:
Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, MEP, member of the Greens/European Free Alliance. She is Vice-Chair of the Committee on Development and of the Delegation for relations with the Pan-African Parliament. She is a member of the Delegation to the Cariforum-EU Parliamentary Committee, and an alternate member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality and the Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.
The conference will be preceded by three workshops led by a group of students from the Master's degree in Globalisation and Transnational Issues at the IEP in Strasbourg. These round tables will focus on three themes: economy and trade, health, and human rights.
For reasons related to the pandemic, we will unfortunately not be able to offer, as we usually do, a cocktail at the end of the event.
We hope to see you again on this occasion.
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