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What’s the EU’s Offer to Africa?

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Wednesday, September 4, 16.30 – 18.00 CEST, 10.30 – 12.00 EDT

This invitation-only panel will be co-hosted with Bruegel and will take place in Brussels. The event will be livestreamed on this page and the recording will be available afterward.


Mikaela Gavas, Co-Director, Development Cooperation in Europe, CGD
Stefano Manservisi, Director-General, DEVCO
Christian Leffler, Deputy Secretary General for Economic and Global Issues, EEAS
H.E. Mrs Harriet Sena Siaw-Boateng, Ambassador of Ghana to the EU


Shada Islam, Director, Europe & Geopolitics, Friends of Europe

For centuries Europe and Africa have been closely connected by history, languages and culture and benefited from geographical proximity. Moving forward, in an increasingly globalised and fast-evolving world the future of the two continents will be even more closely intertwined. To solidify this relation, CGD is launching its EU-Africa Roadmap to the new European Commission, on September 4 alongside Bruegel’s annual meetings. We offer four key proposals that are based on partnership of equals to further reinforce links between the two continents and go beyond development to tackle issues of common interest. Our distinguished panel will discuss how policy proposals on trade, migration, global health and finance can be taken forward under such a partnership.

We hope you will be able to join us. To indicate your interest in attending or in case of questions, please contact Hanna Petros ( or Anita Käppeli (

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Co-Director of Development Cooperation in Europe and Senior Policy Fellow