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03 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 32126)  

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Title Youth Leaders Meeting on Youth Policies in the context of the Europe-Africa Youth Cooperation 
Description The “Youth Leaders Meeting on Youth Policies in the Context of the Africa-Europe Youth Cooperation” will take place in Addis Ababa on 10-13 April 2011. It will give space to youth leaders to build a common action plan on the development of the Africa-Europe youth dialogue and cooperation framework, and on the implementation of the recommendations resulting from the Africa-Europe Youth Summits. This will be an opportunity to contribute to setting out priorities and producing action-oriented outcomes, in the context of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy and the EU, Council of Europe and African Union regional and national youth policies.
The event will be organised by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe (NSC), together with the European Youth Forum (YFJ), the Pan-African Youth Union (PYU), the African Diaspora Youth Network in Europe (ADYNE), under the partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth. The meeting also seeks to involve the African coordination’s of ICMYO member organisations strongly involved in Africa Europe Cooperation.
The meeting will be held immediately after the African Youth Forum, to be held also in Addis Ababa, from the 1 to 9 April, this is the Pre-Summit side event to the Summit heads of State of the AU to be held in July 2011 devoted to the theme: “Accelerate Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development''. The proximity of these meetings and of the actors involved will constitute also an outstanding opportunity to generate synergies with this important process of the African Union and the African Youth.

In December 2007, preceding the II EU-Africa Summit was held in Lisbon the I Africa-Europe Youth Summit, jointly organised by the European Youth Forum, the Pan African Youth Union, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe and the Portuguese National Youth Council, in partnership with other international youth organisations and institutions. Attended by two hundred and fifty representatives from youth organisations in Europe and Africa, including representatives from the African Diaspora living in Europe, the Youth Summit aimed to increase the participation of young people in the Euro–African cooperation, to reinforce the youth work in both regions and to influence the youth policy in the Africa-Europe cooperation. The I Africa-Europe Youth Summit concluded with a Declaration submitted to the EU-Africa Heads of State Summit .

A partnership formed by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe, with governmental and non-governmental actors in Africa and Europe, has been set up to implement a programme aimed at providing an effective framework for the Africa-Europe Dialogue. The youth cooperation is a key element of the programme, carried out in the frame of a Joint Management Agreement signed between the North-South Centre and the European Commission EuropeAid Co-operation Office, and a Partnership Agreement on Youth between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth.

In this framework was held in Libya, on 25-28 November 2010, the 2nd Africa-Europe Youth Summit, preceding the III EU-Africa Heads of State and Government Summit. The Youth Summit was designed to offer to young people and youth organisations from Africa and Europe the opportunity to strengthen their dialogue and cooperation on regional and global issues and to promote their meaningful participation in the Euro-African cooperation, contributing to the further development of the Africa-EU strategic partnership. The Summit resulted in the adoption of the Tripoli Declaration, which was submitted to the Heads of State and Government Summit. 
Status Completed 
Date 10/04/2011 - 13/04/2011 
Location Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, Others
Countries Organisations: Council of Europe / European Commission
Others: Algeria / Burkina Faso / Cape Verde / Egypt / Mauritania / Morocco / Others / Senegal / South Africa / Tunisia
Groups: All Council of Europe member states
  Joint Programme Activity - YouthFrame III
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP YouthFrame III - Youth Partnership Framework Programme 2010-2013    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2010/DG4/JP/2320   Youth Partnership Framework Programme 2010-2013
Expected Result 1.2 - Respect, understanding and awareness of cultural diversity and (global) solidarity fostered with special emphasis on preventing all forms of racism and discrimination.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Democracy
Line of Action ⇒ III.3 – Promoting Democratic Governance and Stability
Programme ☆ III.3.5  North-South Centre

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Conference 
Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (North South Centre - Lisbon)
CoE Contact ,   email
Partners ADYNE - International NGO
European Youth Forum - International NGO
Pan African Youth Union - International NGO
Web Pages
Documents & links
1 http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/nscentre/Youth_en.asp  
Last Modified 07/10/2011 

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