Past eventInvitation OnlyResearch Event

Central and Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa: Perspectives on Renewed Engagement

27 January 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Berlin, Germany



26 years after the fall of the Berlin wall and 10 years into EU membership, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is moving past its thorough transition period and European integration process, and seeking to re-establish relations with the rest of the world. Sub-Saharan Africa dropped off the CEE agenda during the transition period, but has started to draw foreign policy and commercial attention in recent years. The number of CEE embassies and trade houses are increasing on the continent, trade volumes are growing, and development relations are emerging. What are the prospects for deeper CEE-Africa relations and what will be the impact of more Africa-engaged CEE member states on the broader EU policy towards the continent?
At this private roundtable, participants will discuss the prospects for and impacts of renewed engagement between CEE countries and Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as identify and examine the broader impacts of this enhanced cooperation. 
This event is supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.