The EU, Africa and China: opportunities and challenges of a trilateral cooperation

October 7, 2008 at 3:07 pm | Posted in EU External Relations, Parliamentarians | Leave a comment
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EDC 2020 Briefing for Parliamentarians and Policy Makers – Report

29 October 2008, Brussels/Belgium

Within the EDC 2020 project SID European Programme organised the above briefing. Together with our panelists we have discussed the European Commission Communication on “The EU, Africa and China: Towards a trilateral dialogue and cooperation on peace, stability and sustainable development”, which was issued on 15 October 2009 as well as what further opportunities and challenges may occur and what they imply for political decision-making, policy-making and research.

Opening: Jos van Gennip, President Society for International Development Netherlands (SID)
Panel Chair: Sven Grimm, Researcher, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Uwe Wissenbach, Coordinator for Africa-China relations, European Commission, DG Development
Helmut Reisen, Research Director, OECD Development Centre
Prof. Dr. Xuewu Gu, Director, Institute of East Asian Studies, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Senator Rene van der Linden
, Chair of the Committee for European Cooperation, Dutch Senate The briefing is particularly intended to facilitate interaction between parliamentarians, researchers and policy-makers.

The report and more background information is to be found on the website of EDC 2020.


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