VENRO website. On the 15th and 16th July, VENRO and the Ethiopian NGO umbrella association Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Associations (CCRDA) are organising a joint meeting of European and African civil society with representatives of the African Union and the European Commission. “Civil Society and the Joint Africa-EU Strategy” is the title of the workshop.
The workshop will also serve the purpose of strengthening the relations between the African partners and members of the Economic, Social & Cultural Council of the African Union (ECOSOCC). ECOSOCC is the institutionalised continental representation of African civil society in the Joint Africa-EU Strategy. The workshop seeks to simultaneously provide scope for bilateral initiatives, very much in the spirit of the “people-to-people partnership” strategy.
The event offers the African partners of the VENRO members the opportunity to voice their positions and demands vis-à-vis political decision-makers.
You can find the programme of the event here.