Information about the Delegation of the European Union to African Union.

The role of the EU Delegation

The Delegation of the European Union (EU) to the African Union (AU) was created in 2008. Its overall purpose is to contribute to enhancing the unique Partnership that exists between the two Unions. The EU Delegation operates in an environment that includes 55 AU Member States, regional and pan-African organizations and institutions, such as the AU Commission, and international partners. The Delegation deals with a wide range of topics. This includes both dialogue on political issues of mutual concern as they arise, as well as longer-term cooperation and institution building. 

The Joint Africa-EU Strategy 

The Joint Africa-EU Strategy, adopted at the Lisbon Summit in 2007, constitutes the overarching long-term framework for Africa-EU relations. EU-Africa Summits in Tripoli (2010) and Brussels (2014) refined the Partnership's Strategy, taking into consideration changes and emerging priorities on both continents. The 5th and most recent AU-EU Summit took place in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, in November 2017. 

The 5th AU-EU Summit 

The 5th African Union - European Union Summit brought together EU and AU leaders to define the future direction for cooperation between the two continents. The theme of the Summit was "Investing in Youth for a Sustainable Future". 

African and European Heads of State and Government adopted a Joint Declaration setting out their commitment to invest in youth for accelerated inclusive growth and sustainable development. 

The Summit agreed on four common strategic priorities for the period leading up to the next Summit: 

  • Investing in people – education, science, technology and skills development.
  • Strengthening Resilience, Peace, Security and Governance.
  • Migration and mobility. 
  • Mobilising Investments for African structural and sustainable transformation. 

Young leaders contributed to the Summit both through the 4th Africa-Europe Youth Summit and the Youth Plug-In Initiative, which allowed 36 youth fellows to elaborate concrete and innovative proposals in six thematic areas. The resulting Youth Agenda was embraced by Heads of State and Government at the Summit. 

For more information on the main areas of cooperation between the EU and AU, see the page "Relations with the EU". 

The Delegation to the African Union

H.E. Ms. Birgitte MARKUSSEN

Birgitte.MARKUSSEN@eeas.europa.eu  

Ambassador / Head of the European Union Delegation to the African Union

 

Riccardo MOSCA 

riccardo.mosca@eeas.europa.eu

Deputy Head of Delegation

 

Bruno BERNARDES

Bruno.BERNARDES@eeas.europa.eu

Regional Security Officer

 

Elina HELJOMAA

elina.heljomaa@eeas.europa.eu

Personal Assistant to the Head of Delegation 

 

Political, Press and Information Section 

Patrick DUPONT                                    

Patrick.DUPONT@eeas.europa.eu

Head of Section

 

Ian DUPONT

Ian.DUPONT@eeas.europa.eu

 Political Officer

 

Aivis KLAVINSKIS 

Aivis.KLAVINSKIS@eeas.europa.eu

Political Officer

 

Cedric DENIER

Cedric.DENIER@eeas.europa.eu

Peace and Security Advisor

 

Filipa BARREIROS

Filipa.BARREIROS@eeas.europa.eu

Political Officer

 

Isabelle MIGNUCCI

Isabelle.MIGNUCCI@eeas.europa.eu

Political Officer

 

Petr MILLER

Petr.miller@eeas.europa.eu

Counter Terrorism Expert

 

Biruk FELEKE

Biruk.FELEKE@eeas.europa.eu

Press and Information Officer

 

Leelna GETACHEW FETANU

Leelna-Getachew.FETANU@eeas.europa.eu

Section Assistant 

 

The Policy & Cooperation Section

Thomas HUYGHEBAERT

Thomas.HUYGHEBAERT@eeas.europa.eu

Head of Cooperation

 

Piero VENTURI

Piero.VENTURI@eeas.europa.eu

Advisor to the HOC on Research, Science and Innovation

 

Blen ADEM BEDRU

Blen-Bedru.ADEM@eeas.europa.eu

Assistant to the Adviser on Research, Science and Innovation

 

Lana ZUTELIJA

Lana.ZUTELIJA@eeas.europa.eu

Adviser to the HOC on sectoral policy matters

 

Iride BOFFARDI

Iride.BOFFARDI@eeas.europa.eu

Team Leader – Communication and AUC Horizontal Team

 

Goncalo GUEDES

Goncalo.GUEDES@eeas.europa.eu

Program and policy office

 

Eulade MBONEYE      

Eulade.MBONEYE@eeas.europa.eu

Program and policy officer

 

Vincent DURRUTY

Vincent.DURRUTY@eeas.europa.eu

Team Leader – Pan-African Sectoral Cooperation Team

 

Eric HOA

Eric.hoa@eeas.europa.eu

Program and policy officer

 

Anna Maria BADINI

Anna-Maria.BADINI@eeas.europa.eu

Program and policy officer

 

Damir KURTAGIC

Damir.kurtagic@eeas.europa.eu

Program and policy officer

 

Aklilu DESTA

Aklilu.DESTA@eeas.europa.eu

Program and policy officer

 

Maria Luisa TRONCOSO

Maria-Luisa.TRONCOSO@eeas.europa.eu

Team Leader – Peace, Security, Governance & Migration Team

 

Irene VALLENTINUZZI

Irene.VALLENTINUZZI@eeas.europa.eu

Program and policy officer

 

Pablo ISLA VILLAR

Pablo.ISLA-VILLAR@eeas.europa.eu

Program and policy officer

 

Ana Maria PENA SEGURA

Ana-Maria.PENA-SEGURA@eeas.europa.eu

Program and policy officer

 

Alban BIAUSSAT

Alban.BIAUSSAT@eeas.europa.eu

Program and policy officer

 

Amandine DUHOUX

Amandine.DUHOUX@eeas.europa.eu

Policy Officer   (JPD)

 

Sosena ARAYA

Sosena.ARAYA@eeas.europa.eu

Section Assistant

 

Meheret GEZAHEGNE

Meheret.GEZAHEGNE@eeas.europa.eu

Section Assistant

 

 

Finance, Contracts and Audit Section

 

Susanne OSTERLUND

Susanne.OSTERLUND@eeas.europa.eu

Head of Section

 

Fabrizio DELL'OLIO      

Fabrizio.DELL'OLIO@eeas.europa.eu

Finance, Contracts & Audit Officer

 

Roman BABJAK

Roman.BABJAK@eeas.europa.eu

Finance, Contracts & Audit Officer

 

Seblewongel BELAY

Seblewongel.BELAY@eeas.europa.eu

Finance, Contracts & Audit Officer

 

Beminet MATHEWOS

Beminet.MATHEWOS@eeas.europa.eu

Finance, Contracts & Audit Officer

 

 

Wossen MISALIE

Wossen.MISALIE@eeas.europa.eu

Finance, Contracts & Audit Officer

 

Zinash ZEREFA

Zinash.ZEREFA@eeas.europa.eu

Section Assistant

 

Administration Section

Gabriela HARTIG

Gabriela.HARTIG@eeas.europa.eu

Head of Administration

 

Meskerem GIRMA

Meskerem.GIRMA@eeas.europa.eu

Infrastructure

 

Seble WORKU

Seble-Worku.HAILE@eeas.europa.eu

Accounting

 

Sisay SHIFERAW

Sisay.SHIFERAW@eeas.europa.eu

IT

 

Wubeshet TAMERAT

Wubeshet.TAMERAT@eeas.europa.eu

Protocol

 

Yenework KIROS HABITE

Yenework-kiros.HABITE@eeas.europa.eu

Section Assistant

 

Matebie ALEM

Matebie-Alem.TIRUNEH@eeas.europa.eu

Office Support Agent

 

Mesfin ABERA

Mesfin.ABERA@eeas.europa.eu

Driver

 

Ayele ALEM

Ayele.ALEM@eeas.europa.eu

Driver

 

Assefa EJETA

assefa.ejeta@eeas.europa.eu

Driver

 

Mathios TEGEGN

Mathios.TEGEGN@eeas.europa.eu

Driver