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Imagine Africa series

05 July 2021
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A follow up from the EUISS African Futures 2030: free trade, peace and prosperity  Chaillot Paper (March 2021), the Imagine Africa series explores potential futures for Africa using strategic foresight scenarios on selected priority areas for Africa-Europe cooperation. The goal is to support policy planning and a stronger partnership between the two continents.

The initiative is launched in partnership with:

  • Afrobarometer
  • the Institute for Futures Research (IFR) at Stellenbosch University
  • the African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET)
  • and the EUI School of Transnational Governance - Young African Leaders Programme (EUI-STG).

The first cycle of the series (2021-2022), is dedicated to the broad theme of “people-centred development”. Scenarios produced by African experts will look at areas such as civic engagement, youth and gender empowerment, social inclusion, sustainable economic growth, and fight against inequality.

The Imagine Africa Series of policy briefs uses a strategic foresight methodology. Therefore, the briefs will provide situational awareness, alert to challenges, show avenues for possibilities, highlight opportunities, and bring overlooked links and issues to light.

Through this initiative, the EUISS aims to provide a platform for African voices to be heard in Europe and shape cooperation between Africa and the EU. The Imagine Africa series should also foster knowledge exchange between experts and policymakers from the two continents and provide policy-makers with instruments to reduce uncertainty and make wise and innovative policy decisions.

The series is coordinated by Dr Giovanni Faleg, EUISS Senior Analyst. The firsf brief will be published during the week of 5-9 July 2021.