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EU Development Aid: Future Challenges and Opportunities within Development Cooperation Instruments

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Information

On 23 October 2014 ISC organised a meeting on “EU Development Aid: Future Challenges and Opportunities within Development Cooperation Instruments” which took place in Brussels from 09:00 - 11:00.

The meeting explored EU-Africa collaboration in the context of the new funding strategies, specifically discussing Research, Technology & Development. EU-Africa cooperation for science capacity building was used as a case study to examine how international cooperation in the area of science and innovation can stimulate economic growth, human capital development and job creation across borders. 

 

Speakers on the panel included:

  • Francesco Affinito, European Commission, DG Development & Cooperation
  • Stephanie Truille-Baurens, European Commission, DG Development & Cooperation
  • Nienke Buisman, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation
  • Jean-Cyril Dagallier, ACP - Sugar Research Programme
  • Leonard Mizzi, European Commission, DG Agriculture & Rural Development

 

Practical information

Date: 23 October 2014

Time: 09:00 – 11:00

Venue: East of England Office, Rue du Trône 4, 1000 Brussels

 

To view the presentations and other documents from this meeting, please visit the "Downloads" section below.

 

Agenda

 

Time

Draft Agenda

09:00

 

Welcome coffee

 

09:10

 

Mr Declan Kirrane

ISC

 

09:20

 

Mr Francesco Affinito                                   

Research for Development Focal Point

European Commission, DG Development and Cooperation

Dir B - Human and Society Development; Education, Health, Research, Culture  

 

09:30

 

Ms Stephanie Truille-Baurens

Desk Officer for Pan-African Organisations and Initiatives

European Commission, DG Development and Cooperation

Dir D - East and Southern Africa and ACP Coordination, Africa-EU Partnership, Peace Facility

 

09:40

 

Ms Nienke Buisman

Policy Officer STI relations with Africa

European Commission, DG Research & Innovation

Unit C3 - European Neighbourhood, Africa and The Gulf

 

09:50

 

Mr Jean-Cyril Dagallier

Head of the Coordination Unit

ACP - Sugar Research Programme

 

10:00

 

Mr Leonard Mizzi

Head of Unit

European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development

Unit A3 - ACP, FAO, UN, G8/G20

 

10:10

 

Mr Declan Kirrane

ISC

 

10:30

 

Discussion