- PDF HZ-06-22-034-EN-N, ISBN 978-92-95225-26-8, DOI 10.2926/709293
- Publication date
- 21 January 2022
- European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency
This study analyses the feasibility of and modalities for establishing an EU-Africa “blue” Task Force. Specifically, it examines the thematic and geographical scope, possible work streams of common interest, profiles for membership, working modalities (including a roadmap to the end of 2022) and a communications strategy. In order to gather a sound evidence base, it followed a mixed methodological approach: a detailed desk review as well as consultations of stakeholders in the EU and in Africa. The study recommends the setting up of an EU-Africa “blue” Task Force following a two-step approach: first, a strategic alignment between the EU and Africa on key priorities and objectives in ocean governance; second, the development of shared action plans with the objective of achieving tangible progress on the ground.