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  • Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Thinking EU-Central Africa relations beyond the Great Lakes

By admin (18-10-2016)

Conference from 09:00 – 16:30
Location: Egmont Institute Meeting Room
Organisation: Egmont Institute and EurAc

 

 

PROGRAMME

9:00-9:30

Introduction

 

  • Donatella Rostagno (Director, European Network for Central Africa EurAc)
  • Koen Vlassenroot (Africa Director, Egmont Institute)

9:30-11:00

Panel 1: Overall reflection on Central Africa’s delimitation and regional dynamics

 

Chair: Donatella Rostagno (Director, European Network for Central Africa EurAc)

Speakers:

  • Rigobert Minani sj. (Coordinator, Jesuit Africa Social Centres Network )
  • Koen Vlassenroot (Egmont Institute – Brussels)

11:00-11:15

Coffee Break

11:15-12:45

Panel 2: Security and political crisis affecting Central Africa (outside Burundi, the DRC and Rwanda)

 

Chair: Valerie Arnould (Senior Research Fellow, Egmont Institute)

Speakers:

  • CAR: Tatiana Carayannis (Deputy Director, Social Science Research Council)
  • Uganda: Jamie Hitchen (Researcher, Africa Research Institute)
  • South Sudan : Rachel Ibreck (research Fellow, Goldsmiths University)

12:45-13:30

Lunch Break

13:30-15:00

Panel 3: Central Africa and international key players influencing politics and security in Burundi, the DRC and Rwanda

Chair: Fraser Murray (Board Member EurAc representing Christian Aid)

Speakers

 

  • Judith Verweijen (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Conflict Research Group, Ghent University)
  • Manuel Klimis (Researcher, Centre de Recherche en Science Politique des Facultés Universitaires of St. Louis & Coordinator of the Groupe de recherche en appui aux politiques de paix – Brussels)
  •    Jozef Smets (Africa Director, Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

15:00-15:15

Coffee Break

15:15-16:15

Panel 4: The structuring of EU’s relations with the Central Africa region

 

Chair:  Donatella Rostagno (Director, European Network for Central Africa EurAc)

Speakers:

  • Francesca Di Mauro (DG DEVCO, European Commission)
  • Douglas Carpenter (European External Action Service)

16:15-16:30

Conclusions

 

  • Fraser Murray (Board Member EurAc representing Christian Aid – London)

 

(Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)