A word from the Chair

Dear visitor, dear friend,

Welcome to the website of the European Parliament Delegation for relations with the Pan-African Parliament (DPAP).

The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) is the legislative body of the African Union. Composed of 235 Members of Parliament, 5 from each of the 47 participating African countries, it has advisory and consultative powers.

Strengthening relations with the Pan-African Parliament is a European Parliament priority. Our Delegation is responsible for fostering these relations in the framework of the Africa-EU Partnership as outlined in the Joint Communication 'Towards a Comprehensive Strategy with Africa' and in the ACP-EU Cotonou Partnership Agreement. The delegation has been working along the four joint political priorities agreed at the last AU-EU Summit:

1. Boosting and mobilising investments for African structural sustainable transformation,
2. Investing in people through education, science, technology and skills development,
3. Strengthening resilience, peace, security and governance,
4. Addressing the current challenges in migration and mobility.

The next European Union - African Union summit should take place in Brussels on 17-18 February 2022. Ahead of the Summit, the European Parliament will host an EP-PAP parliamentary pre-summit that will highlight the EP-PAP priorities for the Summit.

María Soraya Rodríguez

Next meeting:

17-01-2022 - 14:01
The next meeting of Delegation to the EP-PAP Parliamentary Pre-Summit (Brussels, 10-11 February) to the African Union - EU Summit (Brussels 17-18 February) will be held on 3 February 2022 from 15:00 to 16:30. Members will have a further exchange of views on the preparation of the Pre-Summit.