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‘Europe-­‐Africa security cooperation: a Nordic dimension?’

Workshop at the University of Southern Denmark Conference room: O98 , Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense 30 November 2012


This workshop on ‘Europe-­‐Africa security cooperation: a Nordic dimension?’ will take
place at the University of Southern Denmark on 30 November 2012. The event is intended
to initiate the establishment of a network of scholars and practitioners working with European foreign,security and defence policies and/or the new African peace and security architecture. The purpose of the workshop is three-­‐fold: firstly, to examine Nordic perspectives on security cooperation between Europe and Africa, which have so far been underexplored; secondly, to bring together Northern European and African scholars to explore the potential for future collaborative research activities in this realm; and thirdly,to introduce the Nordic research and practitioners communities to some of the leading international scholars and practitioners in the field. For more information or to participate please contact Dr Annemarie Peen Rodt (


Preliminary programme


9.30-­‐10.00: Coffee and registration

10.00-­‐10.15: Welcome by Annemarie Peen Rodt, University of Southern Denmark

10.15-­‐11.00: “The African Security Regime Complex and EU Policy Convergence”

Malte Brosig (University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg): ‘Surveying the
APSA: Some Preliminary Results’

Hallelujah Lulie (Institute for Security Studies, Addis Ababa): ‘Prospects of EU
support to the African Peace and Security Architecture’

11.00-­‐11.15: Break

11.15-­‐12.00: “EU-­‐AU relations: a Strategic Partnership?”

Annemarie Peen Rodt (University of Southern Denmark): ‘From Plan to Action: the Joint
Africa EU Strategy’

Niels Lachmann (Europolitics coordinator, University of Southern Denmark): ‘The
African Union–the odd one out among the EU’s multilateral partnerships?’

12.00-­‐13.00: Lunch in the university restaurant

13.00-­‐14.45: Keynote speaker Mr Pekka Haavisto, Member of the Finnish Parliament
and former EU Special Representative to Sudan and Darfur

14.45-­‐15.00: Break

15.00-­‐15.45: “North and South perspectives on EU-­‐AU relations”
Gorm Rye Olsen (Roskilde University), ‘The European Union’s Africa Policy: the result
of ‘Nordicization’ or Europeanization?’

Fredrik Rosen (Danish Institute for International Studies): ‘Reflections on capacity
building and South-­‐South cooperation’

15.45-­‐16.00: Coffee break

16.00-­‐17.00: Roundtable discussion: “The Nordic perspective on EU-­‐AU relations:
a future research agenda?” Facilitated by Bugge Thorbjørn Daniel, University of
Southern Denmark

17.00-­‐17.15: Conclusion and close by Bugge Daniel, University of Southern

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