Research project

Shaping a New Africa-Europe Relationship for a post-COVID-19 global order

2020 - 2021 (Ongoing)

This collaborative project between NUPI, ACCORD and ECFR aims to stimulate and enrich the dialogue in Africa and Europe on the underlying geopolitical, COVID-19, peace and security and other key developments and dynamics that will influence the strategic relationship between Africa and Europe.

The African Union and the European Union is engaged in a negotiation process aimed at a new strategic partnership agreement that was earmarked for the October 2020 AU-EU Summit. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the negotiations and the Summit will be postponed to 2021.

The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) will undertake a collaborative project to stimulate and enrich the dialogue in Africa and Europe on the underlying geopolitical, COVID-19, peace and security and other key developments and dynamics that will influence the strategic relationship between Africa and Europe.

Funding program

The project is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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