Addis Ababa, 22 July, 2019: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat and the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica today announced the signing of an agreement through which the EU commits a further €800 million to support the AU in its efforts to promote peace, security and stability in Africa within the context of the continued implementation of the African Peace and Security Architecture.
The Delegation of the European Union to the African Union is pleased to launch its "Africa-Europe Cookbook: A Selection of Recipes from the two Continents"! The book is available to all as an open-access - see link below.
The 8th Tana Forum, held on 3-4 May 2019, focused on the theme ‘Political Dynamics in the Horn of Africa: Nurturing the Emerging Peace Trends’. National and regional stability in the Horn of Africa serve as vital components of the sustainable development objectives across the region. Faced with myriad challenges relating to weak governance and state institutions, porous and contested national boundaries, slowing economic growth and an increasingly tense scramble for resources by major powers, the political and security fault-lines in the Horn of Africa have become both a barrier to nation-building, as well as a source of acute security apprehensions. These issues are also affecting political trajectories in the region and dimming the prospects for robust regional integration.
As part of a series of cultural initiatives, the EU Delegation to the AU recently organised "Africa-Europe Creatives Connect", a one-day workshop that brought together top creatives and culture shapers from the two continents, in Addis Ababa. With the aim of knowledge sharing and networking, six speakers shared their unique insights in TED-style interventions.