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Eritrea: Von der Befreiung zur Unterdruckung

Eritrea: Von der Befreiung zur Unterdrückung
Editors: Katja Buck, Mirjam van Reisen
Publisher: EMW - Evangelisches Missionswerk in Deutschland

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Decentralised Rural Energy to Meet Energy Needs of Rural Communities and Farmers: Simple, Accessible, Affordable and Sustainable
Editor: Mirjam van Reisen
Publisher: Hivos

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Women's Leadership in Peace Building
Conflict, Community and Care
Editor: Mirjam van Reisen
Publisher: Africa World Press

The Human Trafficking Cycle: Sinai and Beyond
Authors: Mirjam van Reisen, Meron Estefanos & Conny Rijken
Publisher: Wolf legal publishers
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Europe External Policy Advisors and Europe External Programme with Africa are two legally separate and independent entities that collaborate closely in the pursuit of a common goal. They share the same acronym, EEPA, and both strive to ensure justice, equality and accountability are always key cornerstones in the pursuit of international relations. Emphasis is given to Europe’s role towards the rest of the world recognising the core principles enstrined in the EU’s Treaties to promote democractic governance and accountability, adhere to the rule of law including human rights obligations, and enable societies and their people to live in dignity free from discrimination of any kind.

1. Europe External Policy Advisors

Founded in 2003, Europe External Policy Advisors (EEPA) is a Brussels-based centre of expertise on the EU's external policies. EEPA works on a wide variety of subjects relating to the EU's external policies, including legal frameworks, the annual budget and programming.

It also works on specific policy areas such as children¹s rights, gender equality and HIV/AIDS. EEPA conducts lobbying and advocacy, does research and analysis, organises conferences and works on information dissemination, curriculum development and web design and content management.

2. Europe External Programme with Africa 

Europe External Programme with Africa was founded in 2016. It is a membership foundation, which is supported by the work of Europe External Policy Advisors (EEPA). 

Mirjam van Reisen

Mirjam-van-ReisenProf. Mirjam van Reisen, Ph.D., is the founding director of Europe External Policy Advisors and the Secretary General of Europe External Programme with Africa. She has 20 years experience working both in and alongside European Commission institutions. Mirjam van Reisen is Professor Computing for Society at Leiden Centre for Data Science, at the University of Leiden and Professor International Relations, Innovation and Care at Tilburg University.

Mirjam van Reisen is a member of the Dutch Advisory Council on International Affairs and Chair of the Development Assistance Committee.

She is a member of the Board of Philips Foundation, the Dutch Development Organisations and Transnational Institute.

She received the Golden Image Award in 2012 by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Mirjam van Reisen has authored several books: Window of Opportunity, EU development cooperation after the end of the Cold War (Africa World Press, 2009) and EU Global Player (International Books, 1999), De Verbeelding van Marga Klompe: Perspecttieven op de Toekomst (Klement, 2012),  Human Trafficking in the Sinai: Refugees between Life and Death (Wolf Legal Publishers, 2012), The Human Trafficking Cycle: Sinai and Beyond (Wolf Legal Publishers, 2014) and Women's Leadership in Peace Building: Conflcit, Community and Care (Africa World Press, 2014).

Click here for the full CV of Prof. Mirjam van Reisen.

Click here for the website of Prof Mirjam van Reisen on Tilburg University

Click here for the website of Prof Mirjam van Reisen on Leiden University

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