As Africa and Europe seek to re-set their partnership, in the face of an unprecedented health and economic crisis, Commissioner Urpilainen will discuss the EU-Africa cooperation with youth and civil society. As Africa and Europe seek to re-set their partnership in the face of an unprecedented health and economic crisis, Commissioner Urpilainen will discuss EU-Africa cooperation together with the African Union’s Youth Envoy, Aya Chebbi, as well as young people and civil society organisations.
The online event will take place on 30th June at 10.30 CET and will be hosted by think tank Friends of Europe and can be watched via a livestream on YouTube. The debate seeks to shine a light on the vision and priorities of both Africa and Europe in line with the core themes of the EU’s Joint Communication ‘Towards a Comprehensive Strategy with Africa’.
Africa and Europe have a shared interest in accelerating work on the global agenda for sustainable development and facing together a climate emergency. The Covid-19 crisis is exposing the lack of resilience on the fundamentals of life (water, food, health, energy) and the urgency to rethink a common future.
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