African Union – European Union Summit



Time: 29-30 November
Location: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

The fifth African Union – European Union (AU-EU) summit will take place on 29-30 November 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Priorities of the EU-Africa partnership to be discussed during the summit include:
• peace and security
• governance including democracy, human rights, migration and mobility
• investment and trade
• skills development
• job creation

Side events

As youth is the central theme of the summit, young people will be actively involved in the run-up to leaders’ gathering in Abidjan.

The 4th Africa-Europe youth summit brought together 120 youth leaders in Abidjan on 9-11 October. They agreed on a declaration with recommendations for the November summit.

EU and Africa in numbers

The EU and its member states are the number one contributor to promote  development, stability and peace in Africa:
• €21 billion development aid was provided to Africa in 2016 by the EU and its member states, the largest aid donors on the continent
• €32 billion were invested in Africa by EU companies in 2015, accounting for around one third of the overall  foreign direct investment in Africa
• €3.35 billion are allocated to the European fund for sustainable development, which should trigger up to €44 billion of investments
• 7 civilian and military missions are deployed across Africa
• €1.4 billion are committed to educational programmes in Africa from 2014 to 2020