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.
The kick-off event in December 2020 assessed 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 two following roundtables in 2021 were climate change and human mobility and labour migration and skills development in the Covid-19 recovery.