European actors and the transformation of regional security governance in Africa

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About the event 

This conference aims at facilitating a debate about the dynamics of regional security governance in different parts of Africa in a context of the evolving multi-facetted relationship between European and African actors. These actors include national governments, the European Union (EU), the African Union (AU), African subregional security organisations and ad hoc coalitions.
Following the AU-EU summit in February 2022 and against a backdrop of an escalating unease about European engagements in conflicts on the African continent, the event brings together academics, policy makers and political observers to explore the challenges and opportunities for regional security cooperation.

The event is organised by the Jean Monnet project ARREAR: “A reassessment of relations between the EU and African regionalisms (ARREAR)” in collaboration with REPI (Recherche et études en politique internationale).

Practical information

Date & Time 

April 28th: from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

April 29th: from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Place: Institut d’études européennes (Day 1 Geremek room; Day 2 Kant room)

Programme (Ø detailed programme PDF)

28 April : 

  • 14.00 – 16.00 Panel 1 : The impact of interventionism on regional security in the Sahel
    • Moderator : Elisa Lopez Lucia 
  • 16.30 – 18.00 Panel 2 : Panel of the West African peace and Security Network: peace and security issues in West Africa
    • Moderator : Tony Chafer 

29 April : 

  • 09.00 – 11.00 Panel 3 : Multilateral cooperation in the field of maritime security
    • Moderator : Frank Mattheis
  •   11:30 – 13:00  Panel 4 : The limits of pragmatic approaches in regional security governance 
    • Moderator : Amandine Gnanguênon 

Registration required via this link