4th EU-Africa Summit (2014)

The 4th EU-Africa Summit took place in Brussels on 2-3 April 2014. It brought together more than 60 EU and African leaders, and a total of 90 delegations, to discuss the future of EU-Africa relations and reinforce links between the two continents. Discussions at the summit focused on the theme "Investing in People, Prosperity and Peace". Topics included education and training, women and youth, legal and illegal migrant flows between both continents, ways to stimulate growth and create jobs, investing in peace and ways to enhance EU support for African capacities to manage security on the continent.


Previous summits took place in Cairo (2000), Lisbon (2007) and Tripoli (2010).

For more information, we invite you to visit the official website of the Summit.

The 4th EU-Africa Summit declaration is available here.

Events Associated to the Summit

The 4th EU-Africa Summit will be accompanied by a number of related events on which you can find further information below.

Lunchtime Seminars on the future of the Africa-EU Partnership

Between November 2013 and March 2014 the European Commission organized a series of informal seminars aimed at enabling interested actors and stakeholders to engage each other on the future of the Africa-EU partnership. These seminars specifically focused on changes happening in Africa and Europe, and the consequences for the continental partnership. Prominent African and European speakers shared their vision on a series of key issues. The seminars facilitated interaction and participation among active participants. The main objective was to establish a platform for dialogue based on a spirit of common goals and mutual interests. The informal character of the seminars under the Chatham-House-Rule facilitated fresh exchanges and ‘out-of-the-box thinking’ among the participants.

For further information on each of the lunchtime seminars please click on the links below:

Dedicated Fridays of the AU Commission on Africa-EU Dialogue

In the run up to the EU-Africa Summit in Brussels in April 2014, the African Union Commission (AUC) jointly with the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) organised one-day meetings in Addis Ababa which were aimed at providing an informal platform for policy makers to exchange on some of the strategic questions around the future of the Africa-EU partnership in order to feed reflections in the run up to the EU-Africa Summit and beyond.