Social protection for inclusive development – a new perspective in EU co-operation with Africa

1 februari, 2011 - kl. 10:15 till 12:15

Welcome to seminar on the European Report on Development 2010

”Social protection for inclusive development – a new perspective in EU co-operation with Africa”

The European Report on Development 2010 concludes that the time is ripe for a new Africa-EU social protection agenda. There is a growing consensus on the benefits of social protection, and the post-crises environment, as well as the likely risks linked to climate change calls for a renewed and enhanced partnership. According to the Report social protection programmes can under the right circumstances have a positive impact on inclusive growth and poverty reduction, reaching large parts of the population, and eliciting broad political support.

The European Report on Development (ERD) 2010 is the second ERD Report. The purpose with the annual ERD Reports is to help the European Union refine its vision of development and enrich its policies on the basis of research, knowledge, innovation, and the building of common ground between the European research community, policymakers, and a broad public. The initiative is financed by the European Commission together with seven EU Member States, including Sweden. The Reports are written by independent research teams and the views expressed in the Reports are the views of the authors.

Presentation of the 2010 ERD report:
Giorgia Giovannetti, Professor of Economics and ERD Research Team Leader
Stephan Klasen, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Göttingen

Panel discussants:
Göran Holmqvist, Senior Policy Analyst, NAI.
Gunnel Axelsson
Nycander, Policy Advisor, Church of Sweden
Annika Sundén, Phd, Deputy Director General, Swedish Pensions Agency

The seminar will be moderated by Torgny Holmgren, Ambassador at the Department for Development Policy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Most welcome to Rosenbad conference center, Drottninggatan 1, February 1st 10.15- 12.15
In order to attend the seminar, a mail must be sent to antonia.josefsson@foreign.ministry.se before January 28th.

Coffee will be served from 10.00

The seminar is organised in collaboration between:
The Swedish Development Forum (FUF), the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) and
Ministry for Foreign Affairs

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