High Level Panel Discussions in the margins of the 5th AU-EU Summit Panelists

"Advancing Peace, Security and Stability for sustainable growth and development"

Goethe-Institut Côte d’Ivoire,

Av. Jean Mermoz - Rue C 27, Abidjan-Cocody,

28 November 2017, 8:30-9:45 am

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The AU Agenda 2063 aspires for a peaceful and secure Africa, in particular the full operationalization of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) and the implementation of the AU roadmap for practical steps towards “Silencing the Guns by 2020”. Europe and Germany are key partners for the AU in this respect. The side event will focus on how to prevent crises, resolve conflicts and build peace as a prerequisite of inclusive growth and sustainable development and connect to ongoing initiatives launched by the German G20 presidency. Within the framework of this event, a high level panel will elaborate on the current state of cooperation between Germany, the AU and the EU and will look into how this cooperation could be further intensified in the years to come. The discussion will take place in English with simultaneous translation into French and German and aims to address the following topics:

How to enhance the capabilities of the AU in terms of crisis prevention, stabilization and peacebuilding by instancing the examples from AU-German cooperation on a bilateral level in the field of peace and security.

The way forward to synchronize bilateral cooperation with AU-EU cooperation in a broader context.

Possibilities to foster intraregional and interregional cooperation on common security challenges and advance regional integration

How to intensify EU, AU and UN cooperation in preventing crises and resolving conflicts.