The African Union and the European Union is engaged in a negotiation process aimed at a new strategic partnership agreement that was earmarked for the October 2020 AU-EU Summit. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the negotiations and the Summit will be postponed to 2021.
The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) will undertake a collaborative project to stimulate and enrich the dialogue in Africa and Europe on the underlying geopolitical, Covid-19, peace and security and other key developments and dynamics that will influence the strategic relationship between Africa and Europe.
External events and publications:
Virtual Roundtable: After Barkhane? Future prospects for the Sahel, 17 February 2021
High-level virtual roundtable on covid-19-related debt in Africa, 8 October 2020
Andrew Lebowich: After covid: Resetting Europe-Africa relations for mutual benefit, ecfr.eu, 8 June 2020
It is already clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to significantly disrupt the political, economic and social fabric in Africa and Europe, but how will it affect the relationship between Africa and Europe?