Herausforderungen der EU Afrika Beziehungen im Vorfeld des EU Afrika Gipfels 2017

Contract partner: Bruno Kreisky Forum für Internationalen DialogCountry: Österreich Funding amount: € 34.250,00Project start: 01.04.2016End: 31.03.2017

Short Description:

Overall goal

Discussion on separate and joint concerns in the EU and AU will contribute to a better understanding of the position of the other side and to a joint formulation of policies common to both partners. By doing so, the project contributes to the informed Austrian position for the next EU-Africa Summit in 2017


Expected results

As an outcome of the project recommendations and proposals for Austrian and European policy makers addressing challenges in the context of peace and security, migration and governance are made, including a critical analysis of positions presented.


Target group / Beneficiaries

A total of 100 experts and decision makers are targeted to share experiences and deepen their knowledge on pertienent issues of EU-Africa relations. The beneficiaries include Austrian ministry officials, NGO representatives, academics; African personalities; EU officials and repre-sentatives of African and European think tanks

Partners in this endevour are the Foreign Ministry (Department II.6), the National Defence Academy / Institute for Peace Support and Conflict Management (IFK), the Vienna Institute for Int’l Dialogue and Coopera-tion and the Austrian Development Agency. Further (invited) partners are on the international level like ECDPM, or from the African Diaspora like VAS.



3 workshops are planned: on peace and security (1), migration and development (2), governance, democracy and the rule of law (3).

Results of the workshops will be documented published for media and the public



The next EU-AU summit (2017) will focus, among others, on

- Peace and Security

- Migration

- Common Values and the Rule of Law.

These issues are important for Austrian Development Cooperation, but also for key Austrian stake-holders in EU-African relations – ministries, university experts, civil society (NGO’s).

Foreign ministry will be driving the preparations for the next AU/EU summit, and, together with other concerned ministries (MoD, MoI) welcomes inputs permitting a better Austrian positioning in the official meetings. All stakeholders agree also that a more systematic information in Austria is necessary to obtain a better public understanding of Austrian/EU initiatives concerning Africa. Fi-nally, the EU commission has expressed keen interest in such member-states centred initiatives. The project has been developed against this backgroud.


project number2253-00/2016
source of fundingOEZA
sector Frieden und Sicherheit
modalityOther technical assistance
marker Democracy: 2
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.