Africa, Development, Freedom of religion or belief

WHEN: 2 May 2017, 8:30 AM-10:30 AM
WHERE: Marriott Renaissance, Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels

REGISTRATION FORM BELOW

After her meeting with Moussa Faki Mahamat, the new Chairperson of the Africa Union Commission, last March, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini said that the European Union and the African Union must work ever more closely together as partners to face up to common challenges and make use of the common opportunities ahead.

Africa-EU relations are framed by the Joint Africa-EU Strategy adopted by 80 African and European Heads of State and Government at the Lisbon Summit in 2007. In adopting its 2014-2017 roadmap, the Brussels summit focussed on five strategic areas: i) peace and security; ii) democracy, good governance and human rights; iii) human development; iv) sustainable and inclusive development and growth and continental integration; v) global and emerging issues. The next Africa-EU summit is foreseen to take place in Africa in November 2017.

We will hear from Dr. Wael Aleji, expert on the Middle East and North Africa region, specialised in political psychology, counter-extremism and narrative analysis of Political Islam Movements (PIM); Rachel Bayani, Baha'i International Community; Jane Ura, African Diaspora for FoRB. Representatives from the European External Action Service and the European Parliament have also been invited (tbc). Our speakers will address the event's topic looking also at the economic and utilitarian arguments for the protection of FoRB and discuss how its protection undergirds the protection of other human rights and freedoms.

Breakfast will be served.

Event's updates and speakers' bios will be posted at: http://tiny.cc/2MayEvent

Seats are limited. Please indicate your interest in attending. We will confirm invitations to those who have a place via email. More information about the agenda and the speakers will be circulated as soon as they are available.

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