REPORT: A hard reset for EU-Africa relations? Visegrad perspectives for a post-pandemic era

An online panel discussion on EU-Africa relations from the perspective of the Visegrad countries in the context of the coronavirus pandemic took place on Tuesday 26th May 2020. The event was organized by the Think Visegrad platform consisting of think tanks from Central Europe. The debate was broadcasted live on the Facebook page of the Institute for European Policy EUROPEUM.

 The four panellists discussed the new Strategy for Africa that was presented by the European Commission at the beginning of March, addressing the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Partnership and reflecting on the specific role of the Visegrád countries in Africa.

The introductory remarks of the event were delivered by Zuzana Stuchlíková (Head of Brussels Office, EUROPEUM, Institute for European Policy) who also moderated the discussion. The panel featured Nicole Gerlis Bleier (International Aid/Cooperation Officer, DG DEVCO at the European Commission), Ondřej Horký Hlucháň (Senior Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations Prague), István Tarrósy (Associate Professor, University of Pécs; Associate Research Fellow, Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade), Jędrzej Czerep (Analyst, Polish Institute of International Affairs). More than 70 people followed the live stream.

 You can read the whole report (in English) under the PDF button on the right. The video recording is available on EUROPEUM Institute dor European Policy's Facebook page here.

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Zuzana Stuchlíková
Associate Research Fellow

Expertise: Central Europe, EU Institutions