4. Africa/European Union (EU) Relations in the Era of COVID-19

The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC) held a half-day policy dialogue titled “Africa/European Union (EU) Relations in the Era of Covid-19” on Friday 13 November 2020 at the UJ School of Hospitality & Tourism at its Bunting Road Campus. The event was attended by 24 African and European migration experts, policymakers, researchers, and civil society actors.

Panel 1: The Historical Context of Africa/EU Relations

Chair: Professor Pragna Rugunanan, Head of Department, Department of Sociology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Speakers: Mr Raul de Luzenberger, Deputy Head of EU Delegation to South Africa, Tshwane, South Africa.

Mr. Mxolisi Nkosi, Former South African Ambassador to the EU; and Deputy Director-General of Global Governance and Continental Agenda, South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), Tshwane, South Africa.

Panel 2: Africa/EU Migration in the Era of COVID-19

Chair: Dr Rüdiger Lotz, Deputy German Ambassador to South Africa, Tshwane, South Africa.

Speakers: Mr Charles Kwenin, Regional Director for Southern Africa, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Tshwane, South Africa.

Dr Ayodele Odusola, Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) office in South Africa, Tshwane, South Africa.


Friday 13 November 2020



Session 1

Session 2