Following the EU-AU summit in February, the European Commission and the Commission of the African Union are meeting on Monday, 28 November, in Brussels for the 11th Commission-to-Commission (C2C) meeting.
This meeting comes at a critical time to exchange on the partnership between both continents set out during February’s summit. It will be an occasion to advance with commitments made under the Global Gateway Africa-Europe Investment Package as well as taking stock of the complex geopolitical context for both regions, aggravated by Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine.
The meeting will start with a plenary session to discuss cross-continent issues affecting the Africa-EU partnership, such as food security, energy, climate and security and multilateralism. This session will be chaired jointly by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and African Union Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat.
The meeting will also include working sessions on Global Gateway connectivity, human development, migration and mobility, food security as well as peace and security.
On the EU side, 21 Commissioners are taking part, as well as the 8 Commissioners from the African Union.
In addition, with the vision to reinforce the people-centred dimension of the Africa-EU partnership, the EU and AU Commissioners will participate in a side-event with civil society organisations and young people. Audio-visual coverage will be available on EbS.