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Title 2nd Institutional meeting, Africa-Europe Youth Cooperation 
Description This meeting is organised by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe in the framework of
the Joint Management Agreement between the European Commission – EuropeAid Co-operation
Office and the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe.

This meeting will gather 20 to 25 key youth actors from Africa and Europe and representatives of
implementing agencies and institutions involved in the Africa-Europe Youth Cooperation and the
Africa-EU Strategic Partnership. The youth representatives will be identified among the main
regional youth partners in Europe and Africa: European Youth Forum and Pan African Youth Union;
the African Diaspora Youth Network and the Network of International Youth Organisations in Africa.
The meeting will be held in the city of Braga in Portugal, 26 of May 2012 in the framework of Braga
2012 European Youth Capital. On the 25 of May the participants of the Institutional meeting are
invited to take part in the Seminar on Africa Europe Youth Cooperation and the Celebrations of the
Africa Day in the European Youth Capital.

The aim of the Meeting is to bring together youth leaders and institutional representatives from
Africa and Europe and the African Youth Diaspora living in Europe in order to share and articulate
their actions on the development of the Africa-Europe youth dialogue and cooperation framework.
The meeting will look at the recommendations resulting from the Africa-Europe Youth Summits
and the conclusions and action Plan 2012-15 established by the Africa-Europe Youth Leaders
meeting, held in Addis Ababa in April 2011, particularly the implementation of the Africa-Europe
Youth Platform.

The main objectives of the Institutional Meeting are:
 To improve the common understanding and sharing of knowledge of the youth policies in
both regions;
 To enhance the dialogue and cooperation among civil society and institutional partners and
to strengthen the commitment and partnership to further develop the Africa-Europe youth
cooperation, based on dialogue and mutual understanding;
 To prepare the establishment of the Africa-Europe Youth Platform, addressing the need of
a sustainable and permanent cooperation between African and European youth
 To mobilize actors towards the implementation of the agreed plan of action 2012-15;
 To raise the commitment and alliance of governmental and non-governmental partners in
both regions, to move the Africa-Europe youth cooperation forward. 
Status Completed 
Date 25/05/2012 - 27/05/2012 
Location Braga, Portugal
Countries Groups: Multilateral
Contributors Portugal - Hosting
  Joint Programme Activity - NS Centre - GlobEduc
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP NS Centre - GlobEduc - Joint Management Agreement for global/development education and raising public awareness in Europe and beyond    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2009/DG II/JP/2404   Strengthening global education policies in the new EU member states
Expected Result 1.4 - Strengthened Europe-Africa youth collaboration, exchanges and capacity building of youth organisations.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
Chapter I – Democracy
Line of Action ⇒ III.2 – Sustainable Democratic Societies
Programme ☆ III.2.4  Culture and democracy: cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue - Cultural routes, North-South Centre, Eurimages and European Audiovisual Observatory

Working Method

Expert Meeting / Expertise 
Directorate Directorate General of Democracy 
CoE Contact ,   email
Partners Braga-European Youth Capital - Foundation
Last Modified 21/01/2013 

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