Summit | 29—30 November 2017
Hotel Sofitel Ivoire, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Investing in the youth for a sustainable future
The fifth African Union – European Union (AU-EU) summit will take place on 29-30 November 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. 2017 is a defining year for EU-Africa relations, as it has been ten years since the adoption of the joint Africa-EU Strategy.
The AU-EU summit will be a key moment and opportunity to strengthen political and economic ties between the two continents. At the summit, African and EU leaders will discuss the future of EU-Africa relations, and focus on investing in youth. This is a key priority for Africa and the EU as 60% of the African population is under the age of 25.
Other priorities of the EU-Africa partnership will be discussed during the summit. These will include:
• peace and security
• governance including democracy, human rights, migration and mobility
• investment and trade
• skills development
• job creation
Leaders from the European Union and African Union come together on 29 November 2017 to listen to the calls of youth and give concrete answers.
For more on side-events and for more detailed information visit 5th African Union – European Union Summit website.