On the 28th of May 2021, The Portuguese NGDO Platform will host the Conference “A Partnership of Equals: Africa-EU relations in an increasingly complex world”, organized within the project “Towards an open, fair and sustainable Europe in the World”. The event will bring together both officials and civil society from Africa and Europe to discuss the main issues on the table regarding the Africa-EU partnership.
The Covid-19 pandemic deepened already existing challenges and highlighted the need for structural transformations in our societies. From the impacts of climate change to the increasing of inequalities, the pandemic made it impossible to ignore that global challenges can only be met through genuine cooperation between all countries and sectors. In a key moment for Africa-EU relations and in the run up to the next AU-EU Summit, the Conference “A Partnership of Equals: Africa-EU relations in an increasingly complex world”, aims at discussing the fundamental principles that should be at the core of a genuine and meaningful partnership, focusing on its the potential to promote people-centered policies.
The event will take place online on the 28th of May from 9.30am to 4.30pm GMT+1. The session will be conducted both in Portuguese and English and simultaneous interpretation will be available for zoom participants.
Participation is free, but subject to registration. Upon registration, you will receive the link through which you can attend the session the day before via e-mail. Register for the conference here until the 26th of May.
More information on the conference can be found in the agenda below.
9.30am - Opening
9.45am - Keynote address – Africa-EU Partnership in an increasingly complex world
10.05am - Africa-EU Civil Society Survey – presentation of key findings
10.20am - Towards a genuine and meaningful Africa-EU Partnership
Moderated by Josianne Gauthier, Secretary General CIDSE
12pm - Lunch break
2.00pm - An equality driven Partnership that leaves no one behind
Moderated by Luísa Fondello, Caritas Europa
2.45pm - A fair, inclusive, and sustainable economic Partnership
Moderated by Jean Saldanha, Director Eurodad
3.30pm - Human Rights at the core of a democratic partnership
Moderated by David Kode, CIVICUS
4.15pm - Closing
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