The Africa-Europe Foundation Launches ‘Partners Initiative’ to empower Youth-Led Initiatives

Deadline: 7-Jul-23

If you are a youth led organization, think-tank, civil society platform or NGO inspiring, empowering, and connecting local youth actors through dialogue to help shape a strong, mutually beneficial partnership between Africa and Europe, to tackle contemporary challenges linked to climate change, healthcare, and ocean governance, AEF wants to hear from you!

The New Partners Initiative of the Africa-Europe Foundation (AEF) will provide support and expertise to develop youth-led grassroot initiatives aimed at engaging new audiences in Africa-Europe cooperation. The first cycle focuses on Blue Economy and Ocean.

The first cycle of the Partners Initiative in 2023 is on the theme of “Blue Economy and Ocean Governance”, more specifically:

Youth-led entrepreneurship and innovation in the domain of ocean/blue economy
Partnership initiatives focused on ocean biodiversity, food systems and climate mitigation.

Funding Information
They combine micro-awards of up to 5000 Euros with access to mentorship and expertise from AEF’s global network. Supported initiatives can take the form of grass root projects, workshops, townhalls and convenings to scaling the visibility and impact of projects on priority areas of Africa-Europe cooperation.

Award winners will enter a network of experts and leaders working across Africa and Europe and internationally and will have the opportunity to collaborate with AEF in helping to shape policy at the cross-continental and multilateral level.


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