The EU and Africa: Towards a Strategic Partnership

This is the ambitious title of a new strategy for Africa that the EU adopted last December. It is aimed at promoting sustainable development in Africa, based on a “strong political dialogue between equal partners”, as Louis Michel, the EU Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, recently explained. One prominent feature of the Africa strategy is an attempt to improve co-ordination between the Commission’s various Africa strategies and policies and the EU Member States.

Which contents from the fields of development, security and trade are stressed in the Africa strategy, and what roles will the Member States and the Commission assume in its implementation? How credible is the principle of a coherent overall strategy for Africa? Can partnership among equals at all be asserted between the EU and Africa’s states? We are going to explore these issues on the 30th May 2006.

Tuesday, 30. May 2006, 9:00 am to 6:30 pm, Deutsche Welle – Gremiensaal  Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 3, 53113 Bonn.

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