Council of Europe: Africa Europe Youth Cooperation


The Africa-Europe Youth Summit in December 2007 parallel to the Africa-EU Summit of heads of State was a crucial moment to strengthen the ties between young people in Africa and Europe and to increase their knowledge about the European Union and the African Union and their policies related to the living conditions of young people on the two continents. The process received strong political support from European and African authorities and the follow-up of the Youth Summit was assumed by the North-South Centre with the financial support of the European Commissions in the format of a pilot program for Africa-Europe youth co-operation which will be managed by the Centre. The activities organized, either in the context of the Joint Management Agreement signed with the European Commission in autumn 2008, or in the context of the new euro-african dimension of the partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe.

Niveau d’intervention géographique

  • International
  • Régional


  • Promouvoir une connaissance mutuelle de la diversité culturelle, ethnique, linguistique, religieuse
  • Construire un cadre de valeurs communes
  • Renforcer l'éducation de qualité et le développement de compétences interculturelles
  • Favoriser le dialogue au service du développement durable

Pays bénéficiaire (s) / Groupes cibles

  • African Diasporas living in Europe
  • Young women and young men from youth organisations in Africa and Europe
  • Youth groups from the African Minorities

Principaux partenaires

European Commission
European Youth Forum (YFJ)
Pan African Youth Union (PYU)

Nom de l’organisation / Entité responsable principale

North-South Centre of the Council of Europe

01/01/2009 - 31/12/2010