Conference of African and European Youth (AEYC)

Designing a youth inclusive future for Africans and Europeans

Over 200 young people from Europe and Africa, national and international guests, experts and organisations will meet in Turin on 22 and 23 October to mediate with institutions, promote new dialogue and propose effective common policies in African-European relations.

Last February, the Heads of States and delegations from the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU) met in Brussels for the Sixth European Union-African Union Summit.

The fact that Africa has always been an important player on the international stage obliges European institutions to view the continent as an indispensable partner and a valuable ally in multilateral fora.

Therefore, the think tank Y-IDEA (Youth Intra-Dialogue on Europe and Africa), composed of 10 subgroups that want to make the voice of young Africans and Europeans heard at the international level and also wish for the youth to be included more in the follow-up mechanisms of the implementation of the EU-AU Summit, has chosen to host the ‘African and European Youth Conference (AEYC): Designing an Inclusive Youth Future for Africans and Europeans’ at the Luigi Einaudi Campus and at Cecchi Point in Turin.

The event will be opened with solemn greetings of the EU Special Representative for the Sahel, Emanuela Claudia del Re, which will be followed by speeches of national and international guests, Giuseppe Mistretta, Director for Africa at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chiara Adamo from the European Commission, Pierrette Herzberger Fofana, Member of the European Parliament and many other guests from the world of research, the Third Sector, civil society and institutions between Africa and Europe will take part in the two-day event.

The AGENDA includes various panels that range from “Climate Change”, “Migration and Mobility”, “Peace and Security in Europe and Africa” and cover the partnership between the two continents and other challenges affecting the future of Africa and Europe.

As a concrete outcome, at the end of the Conference, a policy document entitled ‘Torino Joint Communique’ will be drafted to propose effective common solutions and policies for the upcoming decision-making processes at the international level.

For more information on the Conference and partnerships, please contact: torino.conference(at) or twg.euroafrica(at)


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