The AU-EU summit in October 2020

Event Type
Online Event Series

Online, 28.05.2020 until 16.09.2020


Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Coping with the Corona crisis will significantly shape the cooperation between Germany and the EU with African partners in the coming months and years. Cooperation with Africa has been gaining in importance in the EU in the face of migration policy and increasing economic and geopolitical competition with China, Russia and other actors. At best, the Corona crisis can promote an urgently needed renewal of the partnership.

The next AU-EU summit is planned to take place in October of this year during the German EU Council Presidency. DIE accompanies the preparations for the summit with a series of webinars and short policy papers on five key topics: Digitization, trade, investments, the European Green Deal and policy coherence. The aim is to bring together African and European decision-makers, academics and representatives of the private sector and civil society in order to identify convergences of interest, to develop common solutions and opportunities for cooperation. The webinars and policy papers are developed together with the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET), the European Center for Development Policy and Management (ECDPM) and the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG).


Events (list will be updated regularly)

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