Debates Seminars and Round-table Conferences
Other Location
from 15:00 to 14:00
from Wednesday 1 February 2023 15:00 to Thursday 2 February 2023 14:00
This event is restricted

4x4 Directors Forum 2023 African-European Think Tank Dialogue

The Policy Center for the New South (PCNS) and the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri) are organizing the fifth edition of the 4x4 Directors Forum on February 1-2, 2023, in Rabat, Morocco.

This joint initiative has brought together the directors of four European and four African think tanks annually to discuss current challenges that both continents are facing since its first edition in 2019.


Closed seminar - by invitation only

The panels will be:

o The overlapping effects of the energy crisis
o The BRICS expansion in a changing global balance of power
o China’s economic outlook for 2030
o The future of international security: Ukraine & Ethiopia


Thinks tank members of the 4x4 Directors Forum:

German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri)

Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES)

Policy Center for the New South (PCNS)


The Brenthurst Foundation


Contact the organizers: 

For more information on this conference, please contact Katie Hamilton, Project Officer to Ifri's Director: (hamilton@ifri.org).

Bilateralism Multilateralism Africa Europe