On Monday July 3, 2023, United Europe invites young professionals from across Europe to join the EU-Africa Advocacy Seminar in Berlin. The title of the seminar is: “An African Perspective on EU-Africa Relations, a shared vision for both continents.”
Europe’s foreign policy towards Africa is failing for several reasons: It is often driven by a narrow focus on raw material, security and migration concerns, rather than taking a broader and more holistic approach. European policies are also perceived as paternalistic and lacking in genuine partnership with African countries, which undermines their effectiveness. Listening to local perspectives is essential because it allows for a more nuanced and accurate understanding of the African Continent.
Award-winning Journalist Mercy Abang, CEO of BigTech Fatu Ogwuche, Former Commissioner for Budget and Planning of Kaduna State Muhammad Sani Abdullahi and Senior Partner at SBM (Nigeria’s Leading Geopolitical Intelligence Platform) Cheta Nwanze will lead participants through the day.
The seminar takes place at the ESMT, Schloßplatz 1, 10178 Berlin, from 09h00 to 18h00 CET and promises engaging workshops and talks followed by a panel discussion with representatives from the German Foreign Office, African Journalists and representatives from the German business community to discuss: “Is Europe in Africa driven by its values or interests?”
If you would like to recommend an outstanding young professional please send us your nomination. If You would like to participate please send your CV to . Nominations and applications are due by May 31, 2023.