Communication for a renewed impetus of the Africa-EU partnership
2017 is a defining year for the partnership between Europe and Africa. In a rapidly changing global landscape, Africa is experiencing profound economic, political and societal changes, and its importance to the internal and external dimensions of Europe's security and prosperity is becoming ever more obvious. Europe and Africa have much to gain from increased political and economic ties, but also a lot to lose if they fail to act.
The 5th Africa-EU Summit due to take place in November 2017 provides a critical opportunity for African and European Leaders to respond to this evolving context and reshape and deepen the Africa-EU partnership.
Key Achievements of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy
Since its official creation in 2007, the Joint Africa-EU Strategy has steadily gained momentum. This publication reviews progress in its eight fields of cooperation by detailing specific achievements in each case.
8th College-to-College Meeting Joint Communiqué
Today, the African Union (AU) Commission and the European Commission held the 8th College-to-College meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It was hosted by the African Union Commission, under the co-chairmanship of its Chairperson, Dr Nkosazana C. Dlamini Zuma and the Vice-President of the European Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini.
On its part, the AU has developed a Fifty (50)-year Agenda known as 'Agenda 2063' and its First Ten (10)-Year Implementation Plan adopted at the Johannesburg Summit in June 2015 as a framework to accelerate the integration of the continent. Over the last twelve years, the European Union (EU) has grown from fifteen (15) to twenty-eight (28) Member States and has also taken steps towards greater integration through the creation of the Euro currency and the adoption of the Lisbon Treaty.
Joint Africa-EU Strategy: Roadmap 2014-2017
The Roadmap 2014-2017 was adopted by African and European Heads of State and Government at the 4th EU-Africa Summit in Brussels. It refocuses the implementation of the Joint Strategy on 5 priority areas: peace and security; democracy, good governance and human rights; human development; sustainable and inclusive development and growth and continental integration; as well as global and emerging issues.
Declaration 4th EU-Africa Summit
The main theme of the summit was "Investing in People, Prosperity and Peace", with the objective of addressing common challenges and bringing concrete benefits to our citizens in accordance with the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES).
Declaration 4th EU-Africa Summit - migration and mobility
The Heads of State and Government of the European Union (EU) and Africa, President of the European Council, the President of the European Commission, the President of the African Union and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission commit to undertaking concrete actions to respond to challenges of migration and mobility at the appropriate level in a spirit of partnership, shared responsibility and cooperation.
African Peace Facility - Annual Report 2014
Since 2003, the African Peace Facility (APF) has been a key instrument underpinning Africa-EU cooperation on Peace and Security, with EUR 1.3 billion paid out through the instrument by the end of 2014. The APF Annual Report 2014 presents the activities and performance of the APF throughout the year.
The overall objective of the Report is to inform key stakeholders about the APF and new developments in order to facilitate communication and information exchange as well as to enhance transparency and accountability.
The Report provides a general overview of the APF instrument, along with an update on the activities in the three main areas of action for the period of January-December. The Report annex contains updated facts and figures that give an overview of supported initiatives, in addition to budget information.
Joint Africa EU Strategy: 2nd Action Plan 2011-2013
This document reviews progress on the eight areas of cooperation identified in the first JAES Action Plan and defines priorities for the next phase. It also examines existing working methods, financing and coordination, and reiterates the commitment to deliver results.