Past event

Invitation Only

Research Event

Central Europe-Africa Relations: Drivers and Prospects for Deepening Engagement

Overview

The ties between countries in sub-Saharan Africa and central Europe were far stronger during the Cold War, supported by strong political, economic and ideological bonds. The fall of the Soviet bloc pushed many central and eastern Europe (CEE) countries into a complex and delicate transition process that shifted their attention from engagements with Africa. More than 25 years later, the interest of CEE governments in rebuilding relations with African countries is increasing and the similarities in transition objectives and experiences provide additional opportunities for more substantive relations.

At this private roundtable, participants will discuss the political, economic and security drivers of this renewed engagement, as well as examine and identify shared learning experiences between the two regions that can further enhance 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.