Africa and Europe: Our Common Future (event)

The futures of Africa and Europe are strongly interconnected in trade, economy, climate and migration. How does our common future look like? Please join an on-line webinar on Monday the 30th of November, 4 PM (Brussels) or 5 PM (Helsinki).

Sari Essayah, MP, Chair of Christian Democrats in Finland
Vit Novotny, Wilfried Martens Centrefor European Studies, BG
Arleen Westerhof, Center for Economics and Mutuality, NL
Daniel Korpela, Fida International, TZ


The event is free for all and is organized using MS Teams. You need to register to be able to attend. The link to the webinar will be sent via email to everyone registered. You can participate in a MS Teams meeting with your computer using web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge etc) or MS Teams software, or with mobile phone using Microsoft Teams app.


Opening remarks: Sari Essayah, Member of the Finnish parliament, Chair of the Christian Democratic Party of Finland.

Presentation: Vit Novotný, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies: “What should every decision maker know about the immigration and future immigration pressures from Africa towards Europe? What the EU is doing, and what should the EU do?” 

Presentation: Arleen Westerhof, Director of the Center for Economics and Mutuality: “The interconnected economies of Africa and Europe: Is there hope for strong, independent and sustainable African economies?”

Presentation: Daniel Korpela, FIDA International, Tanzania: “What does the future look for youth in Easter Africa? A grassroots perspective of how climate change is impacting agriculture, livelihoods and the local economy.”

Discussion and Q&A. 

Organizers: Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies & Kompassi Thinktank.

The Conference receives financial support from the European Parliament. Sole liability rests with the organiser, the European Parliament is not responsible for the activity.