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Debating stability in North Africa, the Sahel and Horn of Africa

22 September 2020

The workshop 'Debating stability in North Africa, the Sahel and Horn of Africa: How transnational dynamics and geopolitics impact governance and development' took place in the morning of September 22nd in Pisa, Italy and was jointly organised by the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (SSSA), the European University Institute (EUI) and the EUISS. 

This event constituted the first step by the three institutions in a broader attempt to reconnect geopolitical spaces “north and south of the Sahara”, and bridge analytical and operational silos affecting policy responses. Building on integrated policy and academic expertise, organisers encouraged a critical review of mainstream approaches to analyse and appraise governance, development and security issues in Africa. Fostering greater coordination and systematisation has the potential to provide meaningful indications for future research agendas, and contribute more effectively to the policy debate on stability in Africa.

Dr Giovanni Faleg, Senior Analyst for sub-Saharan Africa, represented the EUISS in the event. The Chaillot Paper n. 158 on 'African Strategies' was also presented on this occasion. See the agenda of the workshop below. 

Later in the afternoon, Dr. Faleg chaired the opening session of the conference 'African Crossroads: Security Challenges and Partnership Opportunities', which inaugurated the Master Degree in International Security Studies offered jointly by the School of International Studies of the University of Trento and the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. See the full programme below.