In 2007, EU and African Heads of State adopted the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES) as the overarching political framework defining cooperation between the two continents based on a shared vision and common principles.
Since the adoption of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy in Lisbon in 2007, both continents have undergone profound economic and political changes.
The joint Africa-EU strategy
was adopted at the EU-Africa Lisbon summit, in December 2007.
The projects announced today meet priorities identified in the Joint Africa-EU Strategy
and have been designed to complement existing initiatives financed by the EU across Africa.
4 billion euro for the period 2007-2013 in support of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy
Global governance, climate change, trade, other development issues, the Joint Africa-EU strategy
, the EU-SA strategic partnership and peace and security in Africa will also be on the agenda for European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and South African President Jacob Zuma.
Building on the existing Joint Africa-EU Strategy
launched in 2007, the
It will be an opportunity to enhance institutional cooperation between the two organisations and to give fresh impetus to the implementation of the joint Africa-EU strategy
and its 2008-2010 action plan.
This South Africa-EU Summit will provide an opportunity to strengthen the strategic relation between the EU and South Africa and to discuss a number of key issues, in particular the South Africa-EU strategic partnership, key peace and security topics in Africa and beyond, but also global governance, climate change, trade, development issues, and the relations between Africa and Europe as a whole, as set down in the joint Africa-EU strategy
climate change, trade, development, the Joint Africa-EU strategy
, the SA-EU
In 2007, heads of state and government from Africa and Europe launched the Joint Africa-EU Strategy
(JAES) formulated in response to geopolitical changes, globalisation and the processes of integration in Africa and Europe.