Expertise for the European Parliament: “A Comprehensive EU Strategy for Africa”

A new in-depth analysis has been published on the topic of “A Comprehensive EU Strategy for Africa”, coordinated by TEPSA and commissioned by the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET).

The three complementary briefings were authored by Morten Bøås, a Research Professor at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs in Norway, Ondřej Horký-Hlucháň, a Senior Researcher at the Institute of International Relations in Czechia, and Ainhoa Marín-Egoscozábal from Elcano Royal Institute and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain.


The new EU-Africa Strategy presented by the Commission on 9 March puts a reinforced emphasis on the creation of a real partnership with a continent whose relevance for Europe is growing by the day. The three briefings focus on different aspects of this new partnership, the first one dealing with the implications for the political dialogue with a focus on (good) governance and the even bigger challenge of security and migration. The second briefing has a look at more ‘traditional’ aspects of this relationship, development and humanitarian aid, complemented with the rising challenge of climate change. The new approach is also illustrated by the emphasis put on the promotion of bilateral trade and investment relations, the topic of the third briefing. All these briefings also try to incorporate first elements on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the bilateral relationship.