20220211 – Towards a new partnership between the African Union and the European Union?

Where and when:
Friday 11 February 2022 | 14:00 to 15:30 | ONLINE

On 17 and 18 February, the EU-AU Summit 2022 will take place. At this important conference, European and African leaders want to lay the foundations for a renewed partnership. Many strategic issues are on the agenda: the energy transition, migration, responses to the pandemic, …

The FRDO-CFDD is organising an informative webinar on the stakes of this conference on Friday 11 February at 2 pm. Representatives of the AU, the EU, the Belgian government and experts will explain the importance of this conference. Afterwards, there will be room for reactions from FRDO-CFDD members and other webinar participants.

The webinar will be conducted in English.


Re-watch the webinar

(webinar starts at 01:45)



  • 14.00 |Welcome by Prof. Katja Biedenkopf (KU Leuven, chairperson of the FRDO-CFDD international relations working group)
  • 14.05h | What to expect from the EU-AU Summit?
    • Philip Bob Jusu (Socio Economist within the AU Permanent Mission to the EU)
    • Domenico Rosa (Commission, Head of Unit, DG INTPA A1 – Partnerships with Africa and the OACPS)
    • Christophe Cardon de Lichtbuer (FPS Foreign Affairs)
    • Geert Laporte (ECDPM)
  • 14.55h | Brief reactions by member groups of the FRDO-CFDD: Olivier Joris (VBO-FEB), Karin Debroey (ACV-CSC), Vitalice Meja (Reality of Aid Africa, for CNCD-11.11.11 and 11.11.11)
  • 15.05h | Q&A and reactions
  • 15.25h | Final remarks by François-Xavier de Donnea (President of the FRDO-CFDD)


More information: jan.mertens@frdo-cfdd.be

Photo by Chuxie Daniels on Unsplash

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