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Thursday, 6 February 2020

2.30-3.10 p.m. Report on recent activities

  • 17th Regional Seminar of ACP-EU Economic and Social Interest Groups, 20-21 November 2019
  • 5th Meeting of the CARIFORUM-EU Consultative Committee, 26 November 2019        
  • EESC Plenary session, Debate : "From development to partnership", 12 December 2019
  • EESC President mission to Senegal, 13-17 January 2019

3.10-5 p.m. The priorities of the new European Commission (2019-2024)

  • Mr Domenico Rosa, Head of  Unit - Strategic Partnerships EU-ACP and EU-African Union, DG Devco, European Commission
  • Mr Jonas Jonsson, Head of Division - Pan-African affairs (AFRICA.5), European External Action Service
  • Ms Ewa Synowiec, Director of Directorate D: Sustainable Development; Economic Partnership Agreements – African, Caribbean and Pacific, Agri-Food Trade


Coffee break

5.30-6.30 p.m. The priorities of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly and its agenda for 2020 

  • MEP Carlos Zorrhino, Co-chair of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly


6.30 p.m. Dinner at the invitation of the EESC

Friday, 7 February 2020

9.30 a.m.-13 p.m. Programme of activities of the ACP-EU Follow-up Committee for 2020

  • Meeting of acp-eu economic and social interest groups
  • EU-Africa economic and social stakeholders' network
  • EESC and ACP-EU follow-up Committee's renewals

Coffee break


  • Any other business

1p.m.-1.30 p.m. Closing remarks by Mr Jaroslaw Mulewicz (in camera)

  • Lessons learned from the current mandate


Working languages :  EN-FR-PT - Interpreting requested from/into: EN-FR-PT