Final JAES EDD Report of the session “Citizens at the heart of the Africa-EU Partnership – mobilising stakeholders”

November 12, 2009

Discussions in the EDD session on Citizens at the heart of the Africa-EU Partnership have shown the rich diversity of ways citizens can be – and have already been – involved in a partnership between Africa and Europe. This has raised questions on how best to organize the role of citizens in the Joint Africa-EU Strategy
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European Parliament and PAP on the JAES

November 4, 2009

The EP delegation for relations with the Pan-African Parliament was in South Africa for the First Session of the second PAP parliamentary term. MEPs met with newly elected President Ndele and the Vice President and Head of PAP delegation to the EP, Mary Mugyenyi on the 25th and 26th of October 2009. They attended the Opening Ceremony, which was addressed by President Zuma, and adopted a full programme for 2010 for Joint Meetings with emphasis on strengthening the parliamentary dimension of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy in the build-up to the EU-AU Summit at the end of next year.

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What French NGOs will do during the French Presidency of the EU

July 2, 2008

France is taking the lead of Europe on 1st of July. This French presidency of the EU is taking place in a particular context, marked by the French rejection of the European Constitutional Treaty by France in 2006 and the recent No from Ireland. Moreover, the European elections and the eventual entry into force of the amended Treaty will closely follow the French EU presidency. The future of Europe will be central in the debates.
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Presentations from side-events to summit

December 11, 2007

In the morning of the second day of the EU-Africa Summit representatives from the side-events got the opportunity to present their views to the Heads of States and Governments. Civil Society Organisations, Youth, Trade Unions and the Private Sector got three minutes respectively.

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Euro-African Civil Society Forum: Interviews with participants

December 9, 2007

The Portuguese NGDO Platform organised the Euro-African Civil Society Forum on 15th to the 17th November 2007. Two of the participants were interviewed about their views on the EU-African partnership:

More information and the forum report is available here.

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Conference: ‘Which future for the EU-Africa relations?’

December 9, 2007

Last November 23rd, at Ponta Delgada, Azores, AIPA – Azorean Immigrants Association, in collaboration with the newspaper Açoriano Oriental, organised the conference ‘Which future for the EU-Africa relations?’ that sought to promote yet another moment for reflection on the future of the relations between the European Union and Africa. The conference concluded that decentralising the discussion floors is a positive aspect that may contribute to effectively engaging the EU in the accomplishment of past and future commitments.
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GCAP: ‘No to Africa-EU Strategy based on unfair trade deals’

December 5, 2007

European and African members the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP), have united to warn Heads of State not to build the new strategy on unfair trade deals. In their declaration they state that: “The fact that the new EU-Africa Strategy is built on trade agreements which are opposed by civil society in both continents as well as by many African governments, is evidence that the new strategy is not taking into account the African experience, nor is based on mutual accountability. Campaigners call on the leaders to build Africa/ Europe relations based on pro-development trade justice rather than unfair free trade. They also ask them to include civil society inputs, which foster greater ownership of the strategy by the people it directly affects.”

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