EU-Africa Partnership: Is the EU still a relevant actor for development policy in the continent?

Thursday 15 July, 2021 15:00- 17:00 CET

2021 is a pivotal year for the future of EU-Africa relations, but it also comes with the continuing unmanaged global pandemic. The EU was very active since the eruption, supporting the neighborhood and African countries. The webinar aims to discuss what kind of Actor will the EU be in development and cooperation with Africa, and what is differentiating EU from other foreign players in Africa such as US, China, Russia and others.

EMEA is a partner of the TRIGGER Project led by CEPS which kicked off in 2019. The panel will discuss the concept of Actorness developed by the TRIGGER project (on Trends in Global Governance and Europe’s role) and will present the preliminary findings of the research performed by EMEA under this project.



Prof. Rym Ayadi, President, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and Professor, The Bayes Business School (Former CASS), London

Speaker (s):

Andrea Renda, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation and the Digital Economy (GRID) at CEPS

Sara Ronco, Researcher, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA), Spain.

Panellist (s):

Moubarack Lô, Director General of the Bureau of Economic Prospective, Senegal, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South, Member of the EMEA Advisory Board.

H.E. Harriet Sena Siaw-Boateng, Ambassador of Ghana to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Head of Mission to the European Union.

H.E. Fathallah Sijilmassi, Founder and CEO of Positive Agenda Advisory, member of the EMEA Advisory Board, member of the EMNES Advisory Committee.

Domenico Rosa, Head of the Unit INTPA/A/1 on the Strategic partnerships with Africa and OACPS at the Directorate General for International Partnerships (INTPA) of the European Commission.

The webinar is organised by EMEA in collaboration with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and will take place on Thursday 15 July at 15:00 CET on Zoom.