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.