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In Europe and the world today, young people are still facing challenges and barriers to accessing their rights.

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Press Release

4th Africa-Europe Youth Summit opens in Abidjan

09. 10. 2017
Young people from Africa and Europe, including representatives of the African Diaspora, are gathering in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on 9-11 October to take part in the 4th Africa-Europe Youth Summit. While at the Summit, the delegates will engage in lively debate, with a view to developing recommendations and solutions to put forward to Heads of State at the 5th AU-EU Summit, also to be held in Abidjan, on 29-30 November.