3rd Africa-EU Summit: Side Events

EU The EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF)

This event will bring together African and European CEOs and representatives from the private sector. It will focus on the private sector’s role notably referring to linking markets, facilitating business activity, the green economy and the role of the private sector in meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). A Round Table for Africa bringing together African and European CEOs will more specifically discuss the Africa-EU Strategy and will deliver political messages to the summit. Date & Venue: 26-27-28 November. Tripoli, Libya.

The parliamentary pre-summit

This joint meeting between the Pan-African Parliament and the European Parliament will be an opportunity for parliamentarians to launch a political debate on certain crucial issues (including peace and security, MDGs, food security, human rights and good governance) and shape the upcoming discussions of Heads of State and Government by proposing recommendations for the summit. Date & Venue: 27 November. Tripoli, Libya.

Africa-EU Youth Event

The Youth Event is designed for African and European young people and youth organisations to strengthen their dialogue and co-operation on regional and global issues and to fully participate in the Euro-African strategic partnership. Youth representatives from Europe and Africa are expected to discuss various thematic areas of concern. Date & Venue: 26-27-28 November. Tripoli, Libya.

Urban Exhibition of Contemporary African Artistic Practices – Artists’ residencies – Workshops : Visionary Africa

An urban itinerant multidisciplinary project will travel to different African capitals in 2010 and 2011 marking the 50th anniversary of independence of 22 African countries. This exhibition – jointly organised by the European Commission and BOZAR, the Brussels centre of fine arts with the support of the African Union – includes an itinerant urban exhibition of contemporary African artistic practices, artists’ residencies and workshops. It also aims at raising public awareness regarding the Joint Africa EU Strategy. Date & Venue: 29 November 2010 in Tripoli, Libya. 10-31 January 2011 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 19 February-13 March 2011 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Three other African capitals to be designated.

Conference on higher education

This conference will identify and put forward policy, regulatory and capacity building recommendations for the support of higher education and academic mobility in Africa. On this occasion, the contribution of the EU to the Nyerere programme will be announced. This programme aims to support intra-African mobility. Date & Venue: 23-24 November. Cape Town, South Africa.

High Level Conference on Better Training for Safer Food (BTSF)

The BTSF Conference will report and build on the successes of activities that have aimed at improving the Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary frameworks in Africa, focusing on improving veterinary services, laboratory capacities, food hygiene inspections and authorisation of food establishments. Date & Venue: 18-19 November. Brussels, Belgium.

Post Summit Event

2010 Euro-Africa Week on ICT Research & e-Infrastructures

This event will start with the 3rd Euro-Africa Forum on Information Communication Technology Research and continue with the 1st Euro-Africa Conference on e-Infrastructures. Science and information play an essential role for economic transformation in Africa and enhanced dialogue must be consolidated. Date & Venue: 7-10 December. Helsinki, Finland.

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