African-European Youth Forum: harnessing the potential of youth to act as a driving force for sustainable economic development
September 21, 2020
The African-European Youth Forum, due to take place on 28-29 September, will gather the young generation from both continents to look for new and innovative approaches to realise the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Forum will precede the established platform for dialogue among youth representatives from Africa and Europe at the 5th AU-EU Youth Summit, which will be held within the framework of the 6th AU-EU Heads of States and Governments Summit later this year. The results of the African-European Youth Forum will feed into the Youth Summit and its recommendations to the Heads of State and Government. In addition, the Youth Forum will promote the integration of a joint AU-EU youth agenda in the work of the Council of the EU through Germany’s Presidency.
On 28 September 100 youth representatives (50 from Europe and 50 from Africa) will be given the opportunity to actively contribute to and discuss the thematic clusters in working groups. On the next day, appointed rapporteurs from the working groups will present their results to high-level representatives of the AU and EU, and there will be a virtual hand-over of the joint African-European Youth “Roadmap of Solutions”.