Founder and President, the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and Senior Advisor, CEPS
All Sessions by Rym Ayadi (moderator)
A Strategic Union
EU-Med-Africa relations: a new start?
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
The Multiannual Financial Framework 2020-27 will allocate about €50 billion to the EU Neighbourhood and sub-Saharan Africa under the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI). This is a new EU development financing architecture, which works under new rules and points to a new approach that goes beyond the old mix of 'aid and trade'. Can this new instrument hail a new EU-Africa partnership? Does it fit the long-term development needs of the African continent, and should there be a stronger role for the private sector as part of the recovery strategy, post Covid-19?