Call for Papers – Europe-Africa Relations

Thematic Issue of the journal Cadernos de Estudos Africanos (CEI-Iscte) dedicated to “Europe-Africa Relations”

Call for Papers

The next thematic issue of Cadernos de Estudos Africanos is centered on “Europe-Africa relations” and will be coordinated by Pedro Seabra (CEI-Iscte), Clara Carvalho (CEI-Iscte) and Inês Marques Ribeiro (CEI-iscte).

The year 2022 was marked by the high-level summit between the European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU) on 17-18 February, aimed at overcoming a latent donor-beneficiary dynamic between both parties and advancing toward a more concerted response to shared challenges of the 21st century. This political moment symbolized the beginning of a new formal partnership, with an agenda more aligned with the recent global trends in terms of democracy and human rights, development and economic growth, climate change, peace and security, and digitalization. However, the expressed will to deepen EU-AU relations also raised questions on how to address increasingly interlinked themes such as the ecological transition, digital transformation, sustainable economic growth, or the security-development nexus.

The next issue of Cadernos de Estudos Africanos aims to discuss the current state of Europe-Africa relations, assessing the main proposals put forward and exploring the potential and challenges inherent to the definition of a “partnership of equals” between the EU and the AU. We encourage the submission of original papers that analyze relevant operational dimensions of this relationship, such as new trends in development cooperation, the promotion of complementary inter-regional mechanisms, EU support for the consolidation of APSA, the prospects and implications of a post-Cotonou trade agreement, or the tensions arising from the management of the COVID-19 vaccination dossier, among others.

Contributions, in English or Portuguese, should be sent to, with the subject “Europe-Africa relations” by May 30th, 2020. Authors will be notified by June 30th, 2022. The publication guidelines are available at: