From 5 to 11 April the Socialist and Democrats in the European Parliament are organising Africa week. A week filled with a wide variety of events, debates, photo exhibitions and films to draw attention to the EU-Africa partnership. The S&D’s main priorities evolve around the following five topics: conflict minerals, education and sustainable development goals and eradicating poverty, democracy and good governance and fair trade; with the objective of achieving a more mature and contemporary Africa-EU partnership through which global challenges can be tackled.
In the framework of the Africa week, SOLIDAR together with the Global Progressive Forum (GPF) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (FES) is organising a seminar on Decent work and social protection in Africa. During the seminar the forthcoming review of the national indicative programmes (NIPs), which are negotiated in the framework of the 11th European Development Fund (EDF), will be discussed. More precisely, the objective of the debate is to allow an exchange between African Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and EU representatives on how to further pursue decent work and social protection in Africa and better align the EDF with the 2030 agenda.
SOLIDAR, FES, the African Platform for Social Protection and partners have contributed to the Social Protection Monitor, a tool to evaluate the priorities of the EU in the framework of the EU Development Cooperation Policy with selected countries.
More information on Africa Week can be found here.