Lisbon Speed Talk | Africa and Europe: between aid and strategy

Geert Laporte talked with Ricardo Alexandre about the relations between Africa and Europe, focusing on the dynamics of aid and strategy.

Geert Laporte is Deputy Director of the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), a "think and do tank" based in Maastricht (Netherlands) and Brussels (Belgium), specialising in the European Union's external relations, with a particular focus on Africa. He is also Director of the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG), a network of leading European think tanks with 350 policy researchers working on EU international cooperation for global sustainable development. Laporte is responsible for relations with the Presidencies of the European Union and its Member States, the African Union, the institutions of the ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) group and a vast network of partners in different parts of the world. His areas of expertise include the 2030 Universal Sustainable Development Agenda, the European Union's external action and development policy, and the EU-Africa and EU-ACP Partnerships. 

You can rewatch the debate on Facebook and YouTube (direct links).

The Lisbon Speed Talks are digital conversations about global change that affects our lives and societies, carried out by the Club of Lisbon in partnership with the Lisbon City Hall and Instituto Marquês de Valle Flor - IMVF. 

In partnership with NGOD IMVF ( and FEC (, under the project #CoerênciaNaPresidência, financed by Camões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua.