The AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub follows the 4th Africa-Europe Youth Summit and the AU-EU Youth Plug-In Initiative, which involved African & European Youth in suggesting new ideas on six essential topics to the AU-EU Partnership, compiled in the Abidjan Youth Declaration and the AU-EU Youth Agenda.
The Youth Fellows involved in developing the AU-EU Youth Agenda were tasked to think differently, to work together in outlining possible solutions to generate positive social impact.
The next phase, with the AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub, is about prototyping and testing approaches and ideas in reality; piloting them on a small scale but with maximum impact, visibility and result-evidence. 42 young people from both continents, aged between 20 and 35 years, were selected from over 1700 applications (following an open application process).
Projects worth €10 million will be piloted across 6 thematic areas, through civil society organisations.
They represent 28 nationalities from Africa, the European Union and the Diaspora.
The Hub will:
Involve youth in reviewing the ideas that were suggested in the Youth Agenda
Further define the scope of these selected pilot projects
Enable these pilots through a €10 million Call for Proposals for Civil Society Organisations
Involve youth in monitoring the implementation of the pilot projects