Europafrica Bulletin Issue 45 – June 2011

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JAES
• GENERAL

• PEACE AND SECURITY PARTNERSHIP

• GOVERNANCE AND HUMAN RIGHTS PARTNERSHIP
• REGIONAL ECONOMIC INTEGRATION, TRADE AND INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERSHIP

• MDGs PARTNERSHIP
• CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENT PARTNERSHIP
• ENERGY PARTNERSHIP
• MIGRATION, MOBILITY AND EMPLOYMENT PARTNERSHIP
• SCIENCE, INFORMATION SOCIETY AND SPACE PARTNERSHIP

Europe
Africa

Readings
Selection of recent and upcoming events

GENERAL
Newsletter of the EUD to the AUC
Africa and Europe in Partnership The LINK! newsletter nr 14  is produced by the EU Delegation to AUC in Addis Ababa.  It focuses on Youth in Africa, reflecting the central theme of the current African Union summit in Malabo. Read the rest of this entry »


PEACE AND SECURITY PARTNERSHIP
Three-year Action Programme for the African Peace Facility
EU This Action Programme is the basis for the replenishment and the implementation of the African Peace Facility (APF) under the 10th EDF for the period 2011-2013, in line with the Council Conclusion of 13 May 2011, the GAERC Conclusions of 10-11 April 2006, and pursuant Read the rest of this entry »

GOVERNANCE AND HUMAN RIGHTS PARTNERSHIP
8th AU-EU Human Rights Dialogue
AU The 8th AU-EU Human Rights Dialogue took place on 10 June 2011 in Dakar, Senegal. At that occasion, the participants reaffirmed their joint commitment to the promotion of human rights on both continents and the importance of AU-EU collaboration on key issues such as the protection of human rights defenders, human rights in Read the rest of this entry »

REGIONAL ECONOMIC INTEGRATION, TRADE AND INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERSHIP
Raw materials: The role of trade in dealing with pressures in commodities markets
EU The EU Commissioner for trade issued the following statement on the occasion of the Bureau of European Policy Advisors (BEPA) conference “Commodities and Raw Materials: Challenges and Policy Responses”: The role of trade in dealing with pressures in commodities markets is straightforward: raw materials are widely Read the rest of this entry »

MDGs PARTNERSHIP
Nutrition security in ACP countries: the key role of agriculture
Brussels Development Briefings The Brussels Briefing on “Nutrition security in ACP countries: the key role of agriculture”, organised by the Technical Centre on Agricultural and Rural Development (CTA), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI, read more), the ACP Secretariat, DG DEVCO and other partners discussed Read the rest of this entry »

European Commission announces €10 million to provide life-saving vaccines
EU New funding to help immunize millions of people against preventable diseases will be pledged on Monday, 13 June, by Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs. Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs will represent the European Commission at ‘Saving Children’s Lives – the Read the rest of this entry »

CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENT PARTNERSHIP
Climate change talks in the run-up to the UN summit
AFP
 An international gathering on climate change opened in Berlin on Sunday to prepare the ground for a UN summmit on the issue in Durban, South Africa in December. The meeting, attended by representatives from some 35 countries, was opened by Germany’s Environment Minister Norbert Roettgen and South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashbane. Read the rest of this entry »
 

Rio+20: United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
EU In June 2012 all eyes will be on Rio de Janeiro, where twenty years after the first “Earth Summit”, Heads of State and Government will attend the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or “Rio+20″). Read the rest of this entry »

ENERGY PARTNERSHIP
Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP)
EUEI-PDF The Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme was launched at the High-Level Meeting in September 2010 in Vienna as an integral part of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP). Read the rest of this entry »

MIGRATION, MOBILITY AND EMPLOYMENT PARTNERSHIP
EU leaders set out rules to fight illegal migration
Reuters Africa European Union leaders agreed on Friday to tighten migration safeguards, including potentially reintroducing border controls between states, in a controversial response to an influx of migrants fleeing North Africa’s upheaval. Read the rest of this entry »

SCIENCE, INFORMATION SOCIETY AND SPACE PARTNERSHIP
9th EuroAfrica-ICT Concertation Meeting
EuroAfrica-ICT The 9th EuroAfrica-ICT Concertation Meeting, organised by the CSIR – Meraka Institute with the support of the EuroAfrica-ICT EU/FP7 Project Coordinator (Sigma Orionis), successfully took place on June 6, 2011, at the CSIR Campus, Building 43, Auditorium in Pretoria, South Africa. Read the rest of this entry »

Countries failing to assess mHealth
SciDev.Net Mobile health (mHealth) initiatives that could “revolutionise” health outcomes are hampered by a lack of evaluation data, which prevents policymakers from committing resources and policies for scaling them up, according to a WHO report. Read the rest of this entry »

Europe

EU on Conflict Prevention
EU The Council of the European Union adopted the following conclusions on conflict prevention on 20 June 2011 Read the rest of this entry »

Reform of the CAP
European Parliament Agricultural spending accounts for 41% of the European Union’s annual budget and has been at the heart of EU policy since the very start of the European co-operation project. As the European Parliament, European Commission and member states get ready to haggle over the EU’s long-term budget, we look into the role of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Read the rest of this entry »

Fisheries: new reports confirm need for reform of EU fisheries policy
EU Two recent reports by the European Commission add further weight to calls for significant structural change within the EU fish catching sector and a far reaching reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). The 2010 Annual Economic Report on the EU fishing fleet shows a reduction in economic performance of the EU fishing sector in recent years. Read the rest of this entry »

Africa
Opening of AU Summit hears of need to heed lessons from North Africa
AU The African Union Commission Chairperson Dr Jean Ping today said the popular uprisings in North Africa should be seen as an opportunity for AU member states to renew their commitment to the AU agenda for democracy governance and to implement socio-economic reforms that are demanded by their people. Read the rest of this entry »

NEPAD celebrates tenth anniversary
AU
The tenth anniversary of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development ( NEPAD) was celebrated during the 25th Summit of the Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC), on Wednesday, June 29, on the sidelines of the 17th African Union (AU) Summit. Read the rest of this entry »
 

COMESA: Stimulating Intra-Africa Trades is Key
COMESA COMESA says that Collaboration between neighboring African countries by removing both tariff-and non-tariff-based trade barriers including lengthy and inefficient exporting and importing procedures will facilitate greater foreign investors in Africa. Read the rest of this entry »

Readings
The EU’s Multi-Annual Financial Framework Post-2013: Options for EU Development Cooperation
ECDPM The European Think-Tanks Group – consisting of four of Europe’s leading development policy think-tanks, the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Fundación para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Diálogo Exterior (FRIDE) and the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) – has just published Read the rest of this entry »

AEO launches a new database on African Fiscal Performance
African Economic Outlook A complete database of public revenue flows for 50 African governments from 1996 to 2008 is now publicly available on AEO.org, the online gateway to African economies provided by the OECD Development Centre, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Read the rest of this entry »

From Lisbon to New York: The EU at the UN General Assembly
FRIDE The Treaty of Lisbon introduces far-reaching changes to the external representation of the Union. The EU is taking steps to implement the Treaty in multilateral settings and has scored a point with resolution 65/276 that enables EU representatives to take the floor at the UN General Assembly. Read the rest of this entry »

African Economic Outlook 2011: Africa should embrace new economic giants amd boost social inclusion
African Economic Outlook African countries should develop closer cross-border ties in dealing with traditional and emerging partners so they can boost sustainable and inclusive growth, according to the African Economic Outlook 2011, launched today. Read the rest of this entry »

Selection of recent and upcoming events
2010
29-30 November: 3rd EU-Africa Summit (Tripoli, Libya)
4-5 December: World Climate Summit (Cancun, Mexico)

2011
24-31 January: African Union Summit: “Towards Greater Unity and Integration through Shared Values” (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
10 and 11 March: Extraordinary European Council on Libya and the Southern Neighbourhood (Brussels, Belgium)
4 -8 April: Africa-EU Joint Task Force Meeting (Brussels, Belgium)
14 April: BRICS Leaders Meeting (Sanya, Hainan, China)

21 April: 16th Africa Partnership Forum (OECD Conference Centre, Paris, France)
22-23 April: The Assessment of the European Tool for the Support and Promotion of Governance (Dakar, Senegal)
11 May: Joint Consultative meeting between the African Union Peace and Security Council and the European Union Political and Security Committee
11 – 13 May: IST-Africa 2011 (Gaborone, Botswana)
16-18 May: ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (Budapest, Hungary)
17-19 May: Structured Dialogue – For an efficient partnership in development: final conference (Budapest, Hungary)
20-25 May: Second Africa-India Forum Summit: Enhancing Partnership: Shared Vision  (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
31 May-1 June: College to College meeting (Brussels, Belgium)
31 May: Conference “Science for development: the case for astronomy” (Brussels, Belgium)

7-8 June: Focus Group on the “Support Study of the European Commission Governance Facility and related Incentive Tranche (2006-2011)” (Dakar, Senegal)
9 June: “Governance of Natural Resources, including in conflict and post-conflict situations” (Dakar, Senegal)
15-18 June: 4th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 4): “African engagements: On whose terms?” (The Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden)
20 June: Meeting of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership Forum (Vienna, Austria)

26 June – 1 July: AU Summit “Accelerating Youth empowerment for sustainable development” (Malabo, Equatorial Guinea)
30 June -1 July: Global Changes, emerging players and evolving ACP-EU relations: towards a common agenda for action?
ECDPM 25th Anniversary Seminar (Maastricht, The Netherlands)

7-8 July: Consultative and Experience Sharing Forum on Remittances Leverage for Development (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
July:
EC legislative proposals on the Common Agricultural Policy post- 2013
16th Africa-EU Ministerial Meeting (Brussels, Belgium)

3-6 July: International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM)13: Governing Migration (Kampala, Uganda)
September:
EC Communication on Trade and Development
Report on the implementation of the Policy Coherence for Development Work programme 2010-2013
October:
EC Initiative to modernize EU development policy
EC Communication on Enhancing Growth and Competitiveness in Partnership with Business
Joint ACP-EU Ministerial Trade Committee meeting (JMTC)
AU-EU Ministerial Meeting
Final report on the 2011 Survey on Monitoring the Paris Declaration
November:
Foreign Affairs Council with a development focus

8-10 November: Forum EURAFRIC Water & Energy in Africa (Lyon, France)
21-22 November: ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (Sierra Leone)
28 November – 09 December: COP 17 (Durban, South Africa)
29 November -1 December: 4th High Level Forum on aid effectiveness (Busan, Korea)
1 December: 8th AFD/EUDN International Conference “Measure for Measure – How well do we measure development?” (Paris, France)

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