On Wednesday 30 June - Day 1 will explain what the joint Africa-EU
Strategy is, followed by a presentation of AU and EU policies in
particular in the area of employment, social protection and other decent
work related issues.
On Thursday 1 July - Day 2 the workshop will be divided in the four
below working groups:
1) Skills development and labour market needs/employment including for
2) Improving working conditions and extending social protection
coverage in the informal economy including migrant workers.
3) Affordability, fiscal space and long term sustainability of
country-defined and social protection systems in Africa in line with AU
Social Policy Framework for Africa and the UN Social Protection Floor
4) Presentation of employment-creation measures such as employment
intensive methods in particular within infrastructure.
On Friday 2 July - Day 3 the outcome documents from the four working groups
will be presented. This will be followed by a discussion on human
rights. The afternoon will be devoted on the way forward.
It is expected that the workshop
reaches the following results:
1) The participants will have a better understanding and knowledge of
various approaches used by EU member states and African states for their
consideration in national, regional and continental related strategies
2) Improved understanding and solutions for addressing employment
policies and strategies;
3) Identify areas of common interest for further cooperation between