The European Business Council for Africa

25 May, 2023

This high-level conference on May 25th 2023 has built on the international momentum around the GGWI and followed up on the One Planet Summit, the 6th AU-EU Heads of State Summit and international conferences such as the Biodiversity, Desertification and Climate COPs.

8 June 2023 from 14:00-15:30 PM CET

On 8 June 2023 from 14:00-15:30 PM CET, at the backdrop of the commemoration of the 60th year anniversary of OAU/AU, ECDPM in partnership with the African Charter Project are hosting a webinar on digital transformation and political governance in Africa.

7 June 2023 from 15:00 – 18:00 CET (16:00 - 19:00 EAT)

On 7 June 2023 from 15:00 – 18:00 CET (16:00 - 19:00 EAT), ECDPM will co-organise a joint hybrid event in Addis Ababa and online with European Union Delegation to the African Union, the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Addis Ababa and Permanent Mission to the AU, the African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET), the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the Policy Center for the New South (PCNS) to take stock of recent advances and continued challenges in digitalisation in an Africa-Europe context and to identify ways to partner.

Friday May 19, 2023, from 12:00 to 13:30
Online & Face-to-Face. Room 24.009 (Ground Floor). Mercè Rodoreda 24 building. UPF Ciutadella

Chair: Martijn Vlaskamp, Assistant Professor and Juan de la Cierva Incorporación Research Fellow at IBEI


Oscar Mateos, Associate Professor at the Blanquerna School of Communication and International Relations (Universitat Ramon Llull). He has published and edited several books and articles on conflict analysis, post-conflict peacebuilding processes and development challenges, mainly focused on Africa.
Viviane Ogou, Founder and president of the youth organization/think-tank “La Puerta de África” (Gateway to Africa). IBEI Alumni (Master's in International Security 2020 - 2022). Specializing in the Sahel crisis and EU-Africa relations, Viviane has a special interest in military operations and peace-building processes.

London / Online

Thursday 18 May 2023

Join the SSCG Africa Digital Conference 2023 on Thursday May 2023 between 10:00 - 15:00 GMT in London and Virtual to learn and hear from our speakers, experts and industry leaders. Join us to connect with like minded business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs, to gain latest market updates and industry development, insights, perspectives, strategies and practical best practices. oin our discussion on African digital economy, investment opportunities, banking and financial, inclusion, big data, cyber security, tech innovation solutions.

30 May 2023, 14:30 - 16:00

ECDPM hosts a webinar to look at the EU’s support to human development in a world of polycrisis. The event aims at bringing together actors from Brussels and partner countries – namely Kenya, Guinea and Zambia – to discuss the opportunities and challenges in the cooperation between the EU and the partner countries in human development sectors.

31 May 2023, 14:00 CEST - 16:00 CEST


The EU-SADC EPA is a development-oriented free trade agreement between the EU and six countries from the Southern African Development Community (SADC): Botswana, Eswatini (previously Swaziland), Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa. It was signed on 10 June 2016 and entered into provisional application on 10 October 2016 for all Parties to the Agreement, except for Mozambique, for which it entered into provisional application on 4 February 2018. Angola participated in the negotiations of the EU-SADC EPA, but eventually did not sign the Agreement. In February 2020 Angola submitted a request to join the EPA and negotiations for Angola’s accession are expected to be launched soon.

24-28 June, 2023

There will be three keynote debates on:

· Critical raw materials, energy transition and climate change in the EU-ACP cooperation

· Hybrid threats

· Reform of the United Nations Security Council

Two urgent topics with accompanying resolutions will also be debated and voted:

· The humanitarian and security situation in Haiti

· The humanitarian situation in OACPS countries affected by terrorism.


As usual, there will also be statements and question times with the Commission and the EU and the ACP council.


The Agenda will be adopted by the Bureau 25 June, but you can find the draft agenda here.

10 may 2023 03:00 p. m. - Online

Dialogue with a former Head of state, a Mayor, two young activists and an expert panel.

#EUIA 3 - 5 MAY 2023

The European Union in International Affairs (EUIA) Conference is a major forum for academics and policymakers to debate the role of the EU in addressing global challenges.

The eighth edition will take place on 3-5 May 2023 and will focus on the theme Europe’s Pathways to (Dis)Engagement with the World.