Conference Inequality. A Challenge for African-European cooperation

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

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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.


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  

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

Nonhle Mbuthuma, Humand Rights Defender, Amadiba Crisis Committee, South Africa

Akhator Joel Odigie, International Trade Union Confederation, ITUC-Africa, Lomé

Linda Kasonde, Human Rights Defender, Former President of Law Association of Zambia, Lusaka (tbc)

Konferenzsprache: Englisch


Diese Veranstaltung findet in Kooperation mit VIDC, SADOCC, Parlamentarischer NordSüdDialog und Radio Afrika TV statt.

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