With the next Summit of African and European Heads of States planned for 28-29 October – as well as the accompanying Youth Summit - it is paramount for Youth from both continents to be able to debate, interact, and weigh in. In this context, the European Union and the African Union (AU) are organizing from 8-11 July, along with youth organisations and several partners, the Africa-Europe Youth Meet-Up.
This online event – which will be streamlined on Facebook: African & European Youth will be thinking of their post-COVID-19 future together and bring recommendations to the 5th Africa-Europe Youth Summit.
Over 3 days, 7 Afro-European panels (Environment, Education, Job creation, Digitalisation, Peace & Security, Governance, Culture & Arts) will take place. Prior, a Speak Up online consultation, on the 7 topics, was concluded and yielded close to 6000 answers in just one week.
An opening session (Wednesday 8 July, 12.30pm CET) will feature Commissioner J. Urpilainen, a short presentation of the various panels and then focus on climate with Dr Jane Goodall & Vanessa Nakate. The closing session (Friday 10 July, 3pm CET) will see (from EU side), Commissioner Lenarcic & MEP Zacharopoulou.
Follow @AUEUYouthHub on Twitter -#AUEUMeetUp #AUEU - and more information on https://www.aueuyouthhub.org/meet-up/