Events

  • 2017

    June 30 - 2 July, 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Continental Model African Union read more...

     

    May 9-10, 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Africa-EU Policy Dialogue: Stormy times ahead? – The Africa-EU relations in the run-up to the 2017 Summit read more...

     

    April 24-25, 2017, Berlin: Transnational Corporations: beneficiaries and driving forces of globalisation –Corporate Capture or Capturing the Corporate? read more..

     

    MARCH 21, 2017, Addis Ababa Ethiopia: Roundtable Discussion on Peace Support Operations in Africa "African Directions: Towards an Equitable Partnership
    in Peace Operations"
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    MARCH 20, 2017, Addis Ababa Ethiopia: People on the move - Exhibition, Short film and Discussion.  read more...

  • 2016

     NOVEMBER 1- 2, Nairobi, Kenya: Conference Horn of Africa Security Dialogue – “Towards an Agenda for Collective Security in the Horn of Africa: Addressing the changing nature of insecurity” read more…

     

    OCTOBER 25- 27, Maputo, Mozambique: Conference Annual Regional Security Dialogue – “News Risks - New Approaches to Collective Security? Southern African perspectives on the political economy of conflicts, interventions and sustainable peace” read more…

     

    OCTOBER 13, Abuja, Nigeria: Working Group Meeting on Taxation of TNCs read more…

     

    OCTOBER 11- 12, Abuja, Nigeria: Pan- African Conference on Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) read more…

     

    SEPTEMBER 24 – OCTOBER 1: AU Delegation Trip to Brussels and Berlin. Topic: Migration and Mobility between Africa and Europe. read more...

     

    SEPTEMBER 14, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia : Conference Africa- EU Policy Dialogue – “Migration: In for the long run?” read more...


    African Journalists Workshop on Governance and Human Rights in Africa

    Date: 22/01/2016 

    Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

    Organizer: FES

    Tag: AU

     

    Before Heads of State and Government convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the 26th Summit of the African Union (AU), FES invited African journalists to participate in a training workshop to prepare them for the coverage of the summit. The workshop took place in Addis Ababa on 22 January 2016 and brought together ten journalists from eight African countries. According to the topic of the summit – Human Rights With Particular Focus On Rights Of Women - a special focus was put on human rights. On the following day, participants were also given the opportunity to attend the 6th Citizens Continental Conference organized by the Centre for Citizens’ Participation on the African Union (CCP-AU). 

     

    External Link

    6th Citizens Conference

  • 2015

    The future of the ACP-EU relations: what role for the AU? Special session of the “Fridays of the Commission”

    Date: 09/12/2015

    Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

    Organizer: FES, ECDPM and AU

    Tag: EU-Africa Dialogue

    Related file: programme & joint press release  

    During a special session of the Fridays of the Commission that took place on 8 December 2015 at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, different stakeholders involved in ACP-EU relations called for a paradigm shift in the partnership after 2020. The Conference-debate which was organized by FES and the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), brought together staff members of the African Union Commission, representatives of the regional economic communities (RECs), African and non-African diplomats based in Addis Ababa, researchers and academics, university and college students of Ethiopia, civil society organizations and private sector. The Conference provided a window of opportunity to review the historic partnership between the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the European Union, as well as to pave the way for a fruitful cooperation between the two partners after 2020.

    Related Links


    Making Migration beneficial to Europe and Africa

    Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Date: 21/10/2015

    Organizers: FES, SALO, ECPDM 

    Tag: Migration

    In an effort to contribute towards a successful outcome of the Valletta Summit, FES, the Southern African Liaison Office (SALO) and European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) co-hosted a pre-summit seminar in Addis Ababa on the 21st of October 2015. The seminar brought together relevant representatives from the African Union (AU), the EU Delegation to the AU, Representatives of European and African states, UN organisations, experts and civil society organisations to discuss this topic in an informal and constructive manner.

    Related Files:

    Report: http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/iez/12053.pdf

    Related Links:


    The New Geopolitics of Peace Operations II: A Dialogue with the Greater Horn of Africa

    Date: 20-22/09/2015

    Organizers: FES & SIRPI 

    Location: Addis Ababa, 

    Tag: Peace & Security

    Related Files: Program 

    Between the 20th and 22nd of September, FES and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) organized a conference on “The New Geopolitics of Peace Operations II: A Dialogue with the Greater Horn of Africa” The conference is part of a series of dialogue events hosted by the FES and SIPRI that seek to enhance understanding about the future African peace and security landscape by sharing regional African perspectives with international stakeholders. The main objective of the conference was to provide a platform for discussion and debate in order to develop policy recommendations that will lead towards paving a strategic way forward to more peace and security in the Horn of Africa. The conference brought together presenters and participants from government offices, research institutions, regional Institutions (IGAD) and the African Union, as well as representatives from the Egyptian Embassy, German Embassy and Swedish Embassy.


    Expanding the debate on tax reform

    Date: 12/07/2015

    Location: Addis Ababa

    Organizer: FES & ICRICT 

    Tag: IFFs

    Related files: Programme

    In side event to the 3rd United Nations Financing for Development Summit hosted by the FES on the 12th of July in Addis Ababa, the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT) presented their views on the necessity of a thorough reform of the global tax system. ICRICT members and civil society exchanged views with Jane McCormick, KPMG Head of Tax for Europe, Middle East and Africa and Pascal Saint-Amans, OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration.

    The Global Alliance for Tax Justice has published a report on the event (http://www.globaltaxjustice.org/in-addis-ababa-expanding-the-debate-on-tax-reform/)

    Several short videos of the event can be found on the ICRICT Homepage (http://www.globaltaxjustice.org/in-addis-ababa-expanding-the-debate-on-tax-reform/)

  • 2014

    EU-Africa Relations after the Fourth Summit - Finding Common Ground: International Conference

    Date: 30/09-01/10/2014,

    Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Organizer: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

    Tag: EU-Africa Dialogue

    Related Documents: Report: http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/iez/11159-20150123.pdf 

    The Fourth EU–Africa Summit took place in Brussels, Belgium, on 2-3 April 2014. This was the backdrop for the international conference »EU–Africa relations after the fourth summit – Finding common ground«, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 30 September–1 October 2014, and organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), under Chatham House Rules. The two-day roundtable was attended by some 50 participants, including senior officials from the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU), as well as from EU member states, and representatives of think tanks and civil society organisations (CSO) from both continents. By bringing together selected experts on EU–Africa relations, the conference sought to analyse the outcomes of the fourth summit, discuss ways forward and help to consolidate cooperation between Africa and Europe.


    African Approaches to Maritime Security: The AU and Continental Perspectives

    Location: Addis Ababa,

    Date: 16-17/06/2014

    Tag: Peace & Security

    Related File: Report 

     In recent years, FES has facilitated political dialogue on maritime security policy at the regional level throughout the continent and has produced studies and conducted seminars on maritime security in West and Central Africa as well as in Southern Africa. This seminar that took place in Addis Ababa, 16-17 June 2014, looked at maritime security at the AU and the continental level and aimed at providing a space for practitioners and researchers to exchange ideas on the future of maritime security cooperation on the continent and beyond. In the course of the seminar, participants identified challenges to subsidiarity and coordination between regional and continental (AU) mechanisms and developed specific policy recommendations for the AU, the RECs, Member States, Researchers and Civil Society.


    Panel Discussion – All’s well that ends well?! The decisive stage of EPA-negotiation with Africa

    Date: 03/06/2014

    Location: Berlin, Germany

    Organizer: FES, INISA

    Tag: EU-Africa Dialogue

    Related File: Programme. Audio Recording

    On 6 June 2014, FES and Initative Südliches Afrika (INISA) organized a panel discussion on the current state of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between the African Regional Communities (RECs) and the European Union. After a keynote by H.E. Ajay Bramdeo, Ambassador for the AU Permanent mission to the EU, six panelists from governmental and non-governmental institutions discussed the current status of the EPA negotiations, and the potential opportunities and risks of EPAs.

    For a summary of the main points of the debate, please refer to the audio recording [09:13]

  • 2013

    The New Geopolitics of Peace Operations - A Dialogue with Emerging Powers, Africa Regional Workshop

    Location: Addis Ababa

    Date: 20-22/11/2013

    Organizers: FS, SIPRI

    Tag: Peace & Security

    Related Files: Programme, Report

    On 21–22 November 2013 a regional dialogue meeting of the ‘New Geopolitics of Peace Operations: A Dialogue with Emerging Powers’ project took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting, which was jointly organized by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and FES brought together a range of leading experts, government officials and representatives of international organizations to discuss the future challenges for peace operations and the roles that states from Africa can play in future peacekeeping. 


    Building a sustainable partnership for the future – The EU-Africa relations in the run-up to the 2014 summit

    Date: 17-18/09/2013

    Place: Berlin

    Organizer: FES & ECDPM

    Tag: EU-Africa Dialogue

    Related Files: Report: http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/iez/10310-20131106.pdf

    The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and the European Centre of Development Policy Management (ECDPM) held a conference on 17-18 September 2013 on future perspectives of EU-Africa relations in the run-up to the 2014 Summit that will be held in Brussels on 1-2 April 2014. The conference brought together some 40 senior officials from the African, ACP and EU institutions and member states, as well as participants from think tanks and civil society organisations from both continents. The overall aim of the conference was to address key areas of common concern and interest in the Africa-EU partnership that could contribute to the agenda setting of the 2014 EU-Africa-Summit. 


    African Journalist Training in the context of the 50th anniversary and 21st summit of the African Union

    Date: 17-19/05/2013

    Place: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Organizer: FES, AUC, Canadian Embassy

    Tag: AU

    Related Files: Programme

    For the second time in 2013, FES and the African Union Commission (AUC), together with the Canadian Embassy invited African Journalists to Addis Ababa for a training workshop, which took place between the 17th and 19th of March, and the subsequent coverage of the 21st African Union (AU) Summit. The workshop consisted of different sessions with expert presentation and discussions. Topics included Pan-Africanism, Peace & Security, the EU-Africa Partnership, AU and the Media, AU and Good Governance. The training brought together 18 journalists from six different countries. 


    African Approaches to Maritime Security

    Date: 06-08/05/2013

    Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

    Organizer: FES, SADSEM

    Tag: Peace & Security

    Related Files: Programme + Report

    Between the 6th and 8th May 2013, FES, together with the The Southern African Defence and Security Management Network (SADSEM) organized an expert workshop on the topic of African Approaches to Maritime Security”. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss three studies that had previously been undertaken on South, West and East Africa to take stock of recent findings regarding the scale and impact of maritime insecurity and its political dimensions as well as to assess the impact of old and emerging instruments, initiatives, and interventions. It served to discuss and identify a common policy approach, which shall be further discussed in the other regions and at the international level in 2014 and 2015. 


    African Journalists and Editors Training and Capacity Building programme On “Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance,” and the Coverage of the 20th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union

    Location: ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

    Date: 21-28/01/2013

    Organizer: FES, AUC

    Tag: AU

    Related Docs: Programme & Report

    Before Heads of State and Government convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the 20th Summit of the African Union (AU) from 21 to 28 January, 2013, FES and the African Union Commission (AUC) invited journalists and editors from all over Africa to participate in a two day training workshop to prepare them for the coverage of the summit. The training aimed at deepening African Media’s knowledge on the AU transformation process, specific themes of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA), Intra-African trade, African global affairs, and on the AU Summit theme - “Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance. The training brought together 18 journalists and editors from nine countries. 

  • 2012

    The African Union at Ten: Aspirations and Reality

    Date: 30-31/08/2012

    Place: Berlin

    Organizer: CCR, FES

    Tag: AU

    Related Files: program & report/ policy brief.

    Against the backdrop of the 10th Anniversary of the African Union, the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Berlin, Germany, hosted a colloquium in Berlin, from 30 to 31 August 2012, titled “The African Union at Ten: Aspirations and Reality”. The colloquium analysed the AU’s achievements and challenges, and crafted concrete recommendations to strengthen its effectiveness. The meeting considered the history of the AU; reviewed the ten years since the implementation of its peace and security architecture; compared the regional integration efforts of the AU and the European Union (EU); assessed its strategies to achieve socio-economic development; and reviewed the AU’s global role.

    For more details, please refer to the policy brief. 

  • 2011

    2nd Interparliamentary Dialogue on the Implementation and Non-Implementation of AU Decisions and Treaties

    Date: 23-24/05/2011

    Place: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Organizer: FES, AUC, Oxfam

    Tag: AU

    Related Files: Programme & report

     

    For the 2nd Interparliamentary Dialogue on Implementation and Non-Implementation of Au Decisions and Treaties, FES again partnered with AUC Office of the Legal Counsel and with Oxfam AU Liaison Office. The meeting which took place from 23 to 24 May 2011 in Addis Abeba, aimed at building onto the first Interparliamentary dialogue on the same topic in November 2010. The 2nd Interparliamentary Dialogue brought together 25 participants, among them 13 Parliamentarians from national, regional and the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), AUC experts, FES staff and other CSO experts.


    Overstretched and Overrated? Prospects of Regional Security Policy in Africa and its European Support

    Date: 09-10/02/2011

    Organizer: FES

    Place: Berlin, Germany

    Tag: Peace & Security

    Related Files: Report: http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/iez/08405.pdf

    The International Conference “Overstretched and Overrated? Prospects of Regional Security Policy in Africa and its European Support“ took place at the headquarters of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in Berlin on 9 and 10 February 2011. Experts from Africa and Europe, decision-makers and representatives of various regional organisations had a very open exchange of views and opinions on the challenges and prospects of regional strategies for peace and security in Africa. At the heart of the dialogue was the debate over the definition and understanding of security and, based on these, requirements applying to regional security architectures and systems. For the programme and a summary of the discussion please refer to the Conference Report. 


    African Journalists and Editors Training and Capacity Building programme On “Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance,” and the Coverage of the 20th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union

    Date: 21-31/01/2011

    Place: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Organizer: by FES & AUC

    Tag: AU

    The African Journalists and Editors Training and Capacity Building Program on AU Transformation, APSA and the Coverage of the 16th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union on the theme – “Towards Greater Unity And Integration Through Shared Values” was held at the media center inside the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa from 21 to 31 January. The training was organized by FES Ethiopia and the Department of Information Communication of the African Union Commission (AUC). It brought together editors and journalists from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Somaliland, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Nigeria, Sudan, Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius. During the two-day training AU experts were invited to present and discuss five main topics with the journalists - the AU Transformation, the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA), the 16th AU Summit, Culture of openness as an African shared value and on coverage of the AU Summit – to prepare the journalists for the coverage of the subsequent summit.

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung African Union Cooperation

Arada Kifleketema

Queen Elizabeth II street

P.O. Box 8786

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia    

00251 11-1233245/46

00251 11-1233855

info(at)fes-au.org

www.fes-au.org

Publications

Title: Carrot and Stick? EU Migration Policy on Africa Now Marching to a Different Drum

Link: Carrot and Stick?

Title: Zuckerbrot und Peitsche? Der neue Takt in der EU-Migrationspolitik gegenüber Afrika

Link:Zuckerbrot und Peitsche?

Title: African Directions: Towards an Equitable Partnership in Peace Operations

Link: African Directions

Title: MIGRATION: IN IT FOR THE LONG RUN?:Africa – EU Policy Dialogue Platform Series

Link: MIGRATION: IN IT FOR THE LONG RUN?

Title: The future of ACP-EU relations: What role for the African Union?: The Bulletin of the Fridays of the Commission

Link: http://ecdpm.org/wp-content/uploads/Bulletin-Fridays-Commission-December-2015.pdf Newsletter Vol 7 December 2015

Title: Neue Perspektiven schaffen. Der EU-Migrationsgipfel in Valletta kann nur ein erster Schritt sein

Link: http://www.ipg-journal.de/kommentar/artikel/neue-perspektiven-schaffen-1155/

Title: Making migration beneficial to Europe and Africa: joint policy brief/seminar report

Link: http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/iez/12053.pdf

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