Briefing: Africa-EU – Decision making after the Summit

EARN This Africa Briefing will present the findings of the conference The dynamics of decision making in Africa, held in Pretoria on 8 and 9 November. That conference was organised by EGMONT – Royal Institute for International Relations, Institute for Global Dialogue and Institute for Security Studies and focussed on determining ‘how’ and ‘why’ positions are arrived at within Africa’s continental and regional organisations. These considerations may shed an interesting light on the third Africa-EU Summit in Tripoli on 29 and 30 November 2010 and the implications it has for future EU-Africa relations.

Salle Francqui, Fondation Universitaire
Rue d’Egmont 11
1000 Brussels

Date: 14 December 2010
Time: 08.30 – 13.00
Arrival and registration at 08.30
Start of seminar at 09.00

The working language will be English


09:15–11:00 The implications of the Africa-EU Summit

Chair: Thomas Cargill (Assistant Head Africa Programme of Chatham House)


  • Rudy Brieven (Belgian Federal Public Service of Foreign Affairs)
  • H.E. Brave R. Ndisale (Ambassador of Malawi to the EU)
  • Geert Laporte (Head of Institutional Relations & Partnerships of European Centre for Development Policy Management)

11:00–11:20 Coffee Break

11:20–13:00 Session 1: Dynamics of African Decision Making: Conference Report

Chair: Koen Vlassenroot (Director of the Africa Programme of EGMONT)


  • Jean-Christophe Hoste (Research Fellow for the Africa Programme of EGMONT)
  • Henri Boshoff (Programme Head of the Institute for Security Studies)
  • Siphamandla Zondi (Director of the Institute for Global Dialogue)

Participants to this conference include African, EU and member state officials as well as a wide range of researchers and academics.

To register, please reply to

The Europe Africa Research Network (EARN) is a network of African and European Policy Research Institutes, aiming to contribute to the EU-Africa Policy Dialogue. EARN intends to bring added value on pooling and fostering policy research capacities, dialogue, information and partnership between European and African non-governmental research institutions on issues relating to EU-Africa relations.

The Observatoire de l’Afrique is a network of independent institutes and experts based in Europe and in Africa. It aims at encouraging discussion between African and European experts on African security and political issues. The overall objective is to create a forum for open, constructive dialogue and debate, and provide useful conclusions to a wide range of policy makers.

This seminar is organised with the generous support of the Belgian Directorate-General of Development Cooperation.

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