Time & Location

26 - 27 November, 2018   
Haus der EU, Wipplingerstraße 35, 1010 Vienna


Pravin Gordhan, South Africa, Minister of Public Enterprises

Léo Czajka, Paris School of Economics, World Inequality Lab    

Marie Roger Biloa, journalist, CEO Africa International Media Group, Paris

Najatte Kaaoiss, Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform, Brussels  

Geert Laporte, Deputy Director of The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), Maastricht

Akhator Joel ODIGIE (tbc), International Trade Union Confederation / ITUC-Africa, Nigeria

Representatiives European Commission and civil society (tbc)

Representatives African institutions and civil society (tbc)

Konferenzsprache: Englisch

Anmeldung: bertrams@remove-this.vidc.org

Inequality. A Challenge for African-European Cooperation

© Johnny Miller / Unequal Scenes
© Johnny Miller / Unequal Scenes


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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 is part of a series of events 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.  The Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs will organise a conference with the titel “Renewing EU-Africa relations. The Opportunity provided by the Post-Cotonou Negotiations” on November 6, 2018.