This year will be a milestone in EU-AU relations. African and European Heads of States will meet at the end of November to discuss the framework guiding the relationship between the two continents, namely the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES) and its associated Action Plan. This small meeting, organised by the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) discussed the JAES and its current challenges within the context of Africa’s international relations and emerging actors on the continent. The purpose was to share perspectives within the two continents on the subject, both within Africa and Europe. Download the summary report of the meeting.