Since UpF in this ever more digital era receives an increasing amount of offers to stream live debates, we’ve decided to give this form of events a try. Although it doesn’t open up for discussion and debate with the participants in the same way as a seminar, it offers us the possibility to take part of events from all over the world. Monday’s streaming of the seminar “Partnership or Hardship – EU-Africa trade relations”, organized by fuf (the Swedish Development Forum), was a cosy gathering of people dropping in and out of the lecture hall, with plenty of fika and coffee to go around. Interesting points were raised about EPA’s, tariffs and free trade between the EU and Africa’s nations, although somewhat technical at times. The transformation of Africa’s trade market is a subject well worth revisiting!
After a month of quiet, UpF’s schedule for December is booming! There are several lectures, social activities, and of course Musikhjälpen, organized by Umeå’s own Student Radio, so keep a close eye on the website the coming days!