26 - 27 November, 2018
Haus der EU, Wipplingerstraße 35, 1010 Vienna
Pravin Gordhan, Minister of Public Enterprises, South Africa
Léo Czajka, Paris School of Economics, World Inequality Lab
António Carlos Fernandes Teixeira, Senior Economist, European Commission, DG DevCo
Marie Roger Biloa, Journalist, CEO Africa International Media Group, Paris
Angela Dziedzom Akorsu, University Cape Coast, Ghana
Kékéli Kpongnon, Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform, Brussels
Nonhle Mbuthuma, Humand Rights Defender, Amadiba Crisis Committee, South Africa
Geert Laporte, Deputy Director of The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), Maastricht
Akhator Joel Odigie, International Trade Union Confederation, ITUC-Africa, Lomé (tbc)
A dialogue conference within the framework of the Austrian Presidency of the European Union.
The conference aims to look at relations between the European Union and Africa under the perspective of inequalities both between and within these two regions and to explore answers to questions: What are the current trends in and drivers for income and wealth inequalities within the African-European context? Is transnational solidarity an effective mean to reduce inequalities and promote social justice? With regards to the ongoing negotiations about the Post-Cotonou Agreement, what could be an adequate institutional response to tackle existing and growing inequalities?
„Inequality – A Challenge for African-European Cooperation“ continues the longstanding Austrian tradition of North-South dialogue and builds on the Europe-Southern Africa Conference convened by the same organisers under the first Austrian EU Presidency in 1998. The main objective of the conference is to highlight the issue of inequality within the African-European relations.
The conference follows another event dealing with the African European relationship during the Austrian Presidency in Vienna.. The Austrian Foundation for Development Research (ÖFSE) and the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) will organise the conference "Building a New Partnership between Africa and the EU. Business as usual or a transforming agenda?" on October 11, 2018.