EU-Overseas Countries and Territories Partnership after 2020

EU-Overseas Countries and Territories Partnership after 2020

What should the partnership between the EU and the Overseas Countries and Territories be like after 2020 when the Cotonou Agreement expires? That was the main theme at the Europe House Lecture on Monday 17 October.

The key note speakers were Cedrick Tilma, Nout van Woudenberg and Catherine Metdepenningen.The panel consisted of Ole Moesby, Mininnguaq Kleist and Ibrahim Moussouni. The event was led by moderator Dimitry Kochenov. Eduard Slootweg spoke a welcome word.

Common themes in the speeches and discussions were:

  • redesign partnership to match 21st century needs and potential
  • collaboration, reciprocity and listening to each other
  • differences and similarities between OCTs
  • the Brexit, which may lead to the exit of twelve UK OCTs
  • differentiation: the special status of Greenland
  • inclusion, sustainability, cohesion and human rights

Further information on the event, including speeches, video and photographs are available here

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