Seventh College-to-College meeting between the European Commission and the African Union Commission

Seventh College-to-College meeting between the European Commission and the African Union Commission

Thursday, 23 April, 2015

The seventh College-to-College meeting between the European Commission and the African Union Commission took place on 22 April 2015.

The meeting provided political and operational impetus to Africa-EU relations within the context of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy. The current Road Map covers five areas discussed during the meeting:

  • Peace and Security;
  • Democracy, good governance and human rights;
  • Human development;
  • Sustainable and inclusive development, and growth and continental integration;
  • Global and emerging issues.

The Colleges considered these topics during a plenary session, co-chaired by President Juncker and Chairperson Dlamini-Zuma, and four parallel sessions. During the closing session, a Joint Declaration was adopted within the respective competences of the two Commissions. The meeting was held in a good atmosphere and the discussions were constructive, open and frank - against the backdrop of the events earlier this week in the Mediterranean and overall EU-Africa cooperation on how best to address the joint challenges in this regard.

 

Outcome documents:

7th College-to-College meeting - joint declaration (English version)

Communiqué for the 6th Space Troika

Statement for the College to College - Reference Group on Infrastructure

Report of the Contact Group on Agriculture, Food security and Food safety