Watch the video of our opening event

The online kick-off event "Innovation in Africa-Europe relations beyond Covid-19" marked the start of the series of webinars.

  • Chair: Marta Foresti, Director of ODI Europe
  • Opening remarks: Sandra Breka, Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch Stiftung
  • Speakers: Sir Suma Chakrabarti,  Chair of the Board, ODI and former President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Obiageli Ezekwesili, Senior Economic Advisor, Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI) and Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow, Robert Bosch Academy
In Brief

About the project

Climate, trade, investments in infrastructure, governance and migration will be on the agenda of the AU-EU Summit. Some of these issues will be easier than others to find agreement on. It is no secret that migration remains a highly contentious issue in Africa-Europe relations. 

In collaboration with ODI Europe, we launch a series of webinars exploring innovative initiatives to strengthen Africa-Europe relations on migration, mobility and beyond. 

A kick-off event in December 2020 will assess the political landscape, common ground and divisions on migration and mobility, and heading towards the AU-EU summit, the opportunities for collaboration and strengthening partnerships in and between the regions. Key topics of the three following events in spring 2021 will be the role of cities in harnessing human mobility, climate change and human mobility and Covid-19 and the future of work. 

Contact person

Raphaela Schweiger
Program Director
Phone+49 711 46084-678
e-mail to Raphaela Schweiger