Past eventResearch Event

The EU and Africa: From Eurafrique to Afro-Europa - Book Launch

3 September 2012 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Chatham House, London


Dr Adekeye Adebajo, Executive Director, Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town
Kaye Whiteman, Journalist; Research Associate, Centre of African Studies, SOAS
Discussant: Professor Gordon Cumming, Cardiff School of European Languages, Translation and Politics (EUROP), Cardiff University
Chair: Alex Vines OBE, Director of Area Studies and International Law, Chatham House



In the nineteenth century, some in Europe advocated the idea of 'Eurafrique', a formula for putting Africa's resources at the disposal of Europe’s industries. The book The EU and Africa: From Eurafrique to Afro-Europa (published by WitsPress) examines the current strategic dimensions of the relationship. The speakers, the editors of the book, will examine the feasibility of a new 'Afro-Europa' relationship based on genuine equality, partnership, and mutual self-interest between both continents.