Conference program & papers

 

Opening session

thursday 14th – 9:00-10:30

Leonardo Morlino, Vice Rector for Research, LUISS, Italy

Massimo Gaiani, Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy

Florêncio Mariano da Conceição de Almeida, Ambassador of Angola in Italy, Ministry of External Relations, Angola

Lapo Pistelli, Executive Vice President, International Relations, ENI, Italy

Emmanuel Surunjoji, Mayor of Kawempe Division, Kampala City Authority, Uganda

Mauro Garofalo, International Relations, Comunità di Sant’Egidio, Italy

 

Chair: Raffaele Marchetti, LUISS, Italy

 

Civil Society

thursday 14th – 11:00-12:30

Patrick Bond (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)

Histories and futures of European-South African civil society solidarity

Chiara Cancellario (LUISS/Idos voci di confine, Italy)

Transnationalism and political integration: the case of the National Diaspora Summit in Italy

Maria Elisa Dainelli (Università degli studi di Perugia)

Ivorian Hometown associations and funeral wakes as a coming back home ritual in France (Paris) and in Italy (France).

Chair: Béchir Bouraoui (Programme d’appui à la société civile-pasc, Tunisie)

 

Panel Migration 1

thursday 14th – 11:00-12:30

Fanny Tittel-Mosser (University of Minho, Portugal)

The Legal and Policy Relevance of EU Mobility Partnerships: A comparative study of Morocco and Cape Verde

Giuliana Urso (Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD) – JRC, European Commission)

Regional Migration Governance in Africa: AU and RECs case study

Tuğba Yürük (Ankara University, Turkey)

EU migration policies in north Africa: long-term policies vs. Export of crisis

Chair: Daniela Irrera (University of Catania, Italy)

 

Panel Economy 1

thursday 14th – 11:00-12:30

Marco Alberti (International Institutional Affairs, ENEL, Italy)

Public-private partnership & key enabling factors to accelerate investments in Africa: the Enel case

Christy N. Chukwu (University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria)

Technology and the Plight of Developing Economies: What Hopes for Nigeria

Frank Cinque (E4Impact Foundation, Italy), tbc

Local Entrepreneurs and International Partnerships: the African experience of E4Impact

Chair: Robert Mudida (Strathmore Business School, Kenya)

 

Panel Economy 2

thursday 14th – 14:00-15:30

Robert Mudida (Strathmore Business School, Kenya)

The evolution (2000-2017) and proposed future scenarios of EU Africa Relations in Technological innovation: A multi-stakeholder perspective

Milena Pirolli (DEVCO, European Commission)

Could technology shape international relations? An analysis of EU-AU approaches to digitalization in Africa. Case Study: Digital for Sustainable Agriculture

Chair: Frank Cinque (E4Impact Foundation, Italy)

 

Panel Migration 2

thursday 14th – 14:00-15:30

Abdelhafid Dib (University of Algiers 3, Algerie)

The link between illegal Migration and Organized Crime

Ralmeg Gandaho (ONG Changement social, Benin)

Africa-Europe Cooperation: Respecting human rights for limiting illegal migration

Daniela Irrera (University of Catania, Italy)

NGOs, the EU and Libya facing the migration and refugee crisis SAR Operations Actors in the Mediterranean

Chair: Giuliana Urso (JRC, European Commission)

 

Panel Maghreb/Sahel 1

thursday 14th – 14:00-15:30

Edoardo Baldaro (University of Naples “L’Orientale”, Italy)

Securing EU’s “Borders”: the European Integrated Approach to Conflict in the Sahel

Daniela Huber (IAI, Italy)

The EU and its resilience policy in North Africa

Younes Nanis (independent researcher, Lybia)

The contradicting policies of the EU and its effects on internal politics of African states: Libya as a case study

Chair: Elena Savicheva (Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Russia)

 

Panel Economy 3

thursday 14th – 16:00-17:30

Ibrahim Bah (Invest 4 Africa, South Africa)

Inconsistency Within the Africa & European View on Trade Policy

Roberto Isibor (Baker Mckenzie, Italy)

Do EPAs hinder or favor development and integration in Africa? – The underrated effects of the rules of origins

Alessandro Messina (Banca Popolare Etica, Italy)

The Impact of Values Based Banks: Banca Etica, Microfinance and Africa 

Chair: Patrick Bond (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)

 

Panel Maghreb/Sahel 2

thursday 14th – 16:00-17:30

Diego Bolchini (Gino Germani Institute, Italy)

Micro models of cooperation in the African-European cultural dynamics: case studies of interest

Béchir Bouraoui (Programme d’appui à la société civile-pasc, Tunisie)

Capitalization of PASC Programme_Example of success cooperation

Elena Savicheva (Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Russia)

Francophone – the Multilateral Format of France’s Interaction with the Arab Maghreb Countries

Chair: Daniela Huber (IAI, Italy)

 

Panel Interregionalism 1

thursday 14th – 16:00-17:30

Maurizio Carbone (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Beyond Cotonou: contentious dynamics in Africa’s relations with the EU and the ACP Group

 

Natalia Sanginiti (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy)

Post Cotonou

Chair: Mark Langan (University of Leicester, United Kingdom)

 

Panel Politics 1

Friday 15 th – 9:00-10:30

Smail Debeche (University of Algiers, Algerie)

European (Western) military Intervention and African Issues

Fidèle Ingiyimbere (Arrupe Jesuit University-AJU, Harare, Zimbabwe)

An Eye Opener: The Current Burundian Crisis as a Paradigmatic Case of Africa-Europe Relationship

Cynthia McKinney (Former US Congresswomen, USA)

Why Won’t Europe Just Leave Africa Alone? Western Europe Continues to Underdevelop Africa

Chair: Belkacem Iratni (University of Algier, Algerie)

 

Panel Economy 4

Friday 15 th – 9:00-10:30

Ajmal Abdulsamad and Hernan Manson (ITC, Switzerland)

Public-Private Partnerships in Global Value Chains

Ruggero Aricò (Assoafrica, Italy)

High 5s and the role of private sector in Euro-African development

Qemal Affagnon (Université d’AbomeyCalavi, Benin)

Bargaining and negotiations between Africa and EU in the era of big data: opportunity or myth?

Chair: Ibrahim Bah (Invest 4 Africa, South Africa)

 

Panel Politics 2

Friday 15 th – 11:00-12:30

Roland Benedikter (EURAC, Italy)

Africa’s Situation. A Very Short Introduction. Toward A New Panafricanism?

Véronique Dimier and G. Gliottone (Universitè Libre de Brussels-ULB, Belgium)

Eurafrica reconsidered: Europe and African leaders in historical perspectives

Pasquale Ferrara (Ambassador of Italy in Algeria, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy)

Religious cleavages and encounters in the Euro-African space

Chair: Giovanni Masotti (Panorama, Italy)

 

Panel Interregionalism 2

Friday 15 th – 11:00-12:30

Mark Langan (University of Leicester, United Kingdom)

Business enabling environment: how the EU may assist (or hinder) ACP economic development opportunities?

Marco Massoni (Italian Military Centre of Strategic Studies-CeMiSS, Italy)

Integration Dynamics between the African Union (AU) and the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in light of a newly oriented Euro-African Geopolitics

Frank Mattheis (Universitè Libre de Brussels-ULB, Belgium)

Entangled regionalisms: how relations with the European Union reshape regional orders in Africa

Chair: Maurizio Carbone (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom)

 

Panel Politics 3

Friday 15 th – 14:00-15:30

Belkacem Iratni (University of Algier, Algerie)

The exacerbation of community confinement: what effects on the Euro-African relationship?

Fabrizio Lobasso (Ambassador of Italy in Sudan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy)

Europe in Africa: From Cultural to Intercultural Diplomacy

Silvia Menegazzi (LUISS, Italy)

The institutional construction of policy knowledge between Africa and Europe: discursive institutionalism and the role of think tanks revised

Chair: Roland Benedikter (EURAC, Italy)

 

Panel Interregionalism 3

Friday 15 th – 14:00-15:30

Emmanuel Dupuy (Institut Prospective et Sécurité en Europe-IPSE, France)

Europe-Africa cooperation as it is viewed by European MPs

Teodor Kalpakchiev (independent researcher, Bulgaria)

The 5th AU-EU Summit – Towards Partnership of post-sovereign equals?

Nicoletta Pirozzi and Bernardo Venturi (IAI, Italy)

The Joint Africa-EU Strategy

Chair: Frank Mattheis (Universitè Libre de Brussels-ULB, Belgium)

 

Migration scenarios

Friday 15 th – 16:00-17:30

Elisabeth Braune (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Germany)

Ralmeg Gandaho (ONG Changement social, Benin)

Belkacem Iratni (University of Algier, Algerie)

Raffaele Marchetti (LUISS, Italy)

Younes Nanis (independent researcher, Lybia)

Prospective Migration policy: Scenarios on the future of West African-European relations