The Sahel Crisis: Where do European and African Perspectives Meet?

27 Feb 2013 00:00

The crisis in Mali has brought the Sahel to the centre of international attention. This fragile region not only suffers from longstanding development challenges but also from an acute security vacuum that triggered military interventions. Co-organised by the Institute for European Studies, the Egmont Institute and the Observatoire de l'Afrique this one-day conference encouraged interaction between European and African perspectives on the Sahel crisis. It shed light on the European decision-making process as well as the local political dynamics in the region and asked the following questions: can the different players involved agree on what are the most pertinent needs and challenges to be addressed? Are they ready for the essential long-term engagement? Can regional organizations effectively collaborate and are they able to successfully integrate different agendas?

To read the conference booklet please click here.

To read the Policy Brief based on the event please click here.