4th EU-Africa Summit (2014)

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4th EU-Africa Summit (2014)

The 4th EU-Africa Summit took place in Brussels on 2-3 April 2014. It brought together more than 60 EU and African leaders, and a total of 90 delegations, to discuss the future of EU-Africa relations and reinforce links between the two continents.

Lunchtime Seminars on the future of the Africa-EU Partnership

Between November 2013 and March 2014 the European Commission organized a series of informal seminars aimed at enabling interested actors and stakeholders to engage each other on the future of the Africa-EU partnership. These seminars specifically focused on changes happening in Africa and Europe, and the consequences for the continental partnership. Prominent African and European speakers shared their vision on a series of key issues. The seminars facilitated interaction and participation among active participants. The main objective was to establish a platform for dialogue based on a spirit of common goals and mutual interests. The informal character of the seminars under the Chatham-House-Rule facilitated fresh exchanges and ‘out-of-the-box thinking’ among the participants.

For further information on each of the lunchtime seminars please click on the links below:

Dedicated Fridays of the AU Commission on Africa-EU Dialogue

In the run up to the EU-Africa Summit in Brussels in April 2014, the African Union Commission (AUC) jointly with the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) organised one-day meetings in Addis Ababa which were aimed at providing an informal platform for policy makers to exchange on some of the strategic questions around the future of the Africa-EU partnership in order to feed reflections in the run up to the EU-Africa Summit and beyond.