For the first time, EurAfrican Forum would be held exclusively online between September 3 and 4, bringing together personalities from the public and private sectors, but also representatives of civil society, entrepreneurs, activists, and scientists.
This year’s edition would focus on challenges and common points, with the theme: “In Search for a Common Ground in a Post COVID-19 World.”
The programme would focus on five-panel discussions, including Perspectives on AU-EU relations; Matrix Energy Just Transition Made in Africa; Emerging and Fast Track Business; African Culture Feeding the World; and Connecting the Unconnected Due to the Global Public Health Crisis.
Many international conferences have been canceled or postponed due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but at a time of risk and uncertainty, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Diaspora, Filipe de Botton, believed that it’s a crucial moment for us to be together.
“The only way to respond to a global crisis is to reestablish links, not only with political and private decision-makers, but also with civil society, in order to acquire a collective vision and establish global solutions.
“Thus, we made the decision to hold the EurAfrican Forum Digital, so that we can play a role in the recovery of our economies” said Botton.
The forum would bring together the biggest protagonists of change on the African and European continents, namely businessmen, activists, leaders and public and private decision-makers and all those who have been contributing to the construction of a positive dialogue between the two continents.
Talks would continue, and the Digital Forum would provide the necessary tools for working together to find common ground in a post-COVID-19 world.
EurAfrican Forum 2020 is an independent platform that brings together all those who are building a positive dialogue between Africa and Europe, including entrepreneurs, activists, researchers, and policymakers.
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