The high-level event is held under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Slovenia and in the framework of the Bled Strategic Forum.
Africa Day is an international conference that has been organised annually by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia since 2012 in partnership with the London-based Chatham House and the European Commission.
The conference aims to enhance bilateral ties between Slovenia and African countries, with particular emphasis on strengthening political, economic and cultural cooperation. It is attended by high representatives of governments, international and regional organisations, private sector, civil society, think tanks and academia from Africa, Europe and Slovenia, in particular.
The 2022 conference will be officially opened by His Excellency Mr Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia. Participants will also be addressed by His Excellency Mr Anže Logar, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia.
The Conference will focus on the opportunities and challenges of cooperation between Europe and Africa in the area of digital transition and new technologies viewed from the political, economic and cultural angles in the three expert sessions.
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Past editions of the Africa Day conference
10th Africa Day International Conference – 26 May 2021
The 10th edition of the conference focused on the partnership between Africa and Europe aimed at providing clean water for all, which includes cooperation on water infrastructure, good governance and sustainable water management. The event was complemented by a pre-filmed cultural programme of African Diaspora artists in Slovenia.
10th Africa Day International Conference
9th Africa Day International Conference – 10 November 2020
Expert discussions at this conference examined the role of collaborative links between Africa and Europe in accelerating progress on green transition and climate policy initiatives, and in seizing opportunities for long-term economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Agenda of the 9th Africa Day International Conference can be viewed here.
9th Africa Day conference - Africa and the EU: Cooperation for a Sustainable Future
8th Africa Day International Conference
The Conference deepened the discourse about the role of the Europe-Africa partnership in the economic transformation, inclusiveness, and jobs.
7th Africa Day International Conference
The Conference was dedicated to the key aspects of good governance, including joint efforts towards establishing global standards.
6th Africa Day International Conference
The Conference’s sixth edition focused on the topical issues of the 5th African Union-European Union Summit, such as youth and job creation, economic and cultural cooperation, including the common challenges and shared vision of the EU and the AU.
5th Africa Day International Conference
The Conference addressed the current challenges – from demographic trends and regional integration to development of African cities and countryside.
4th Africa Day International Conference
The Conference focused on cooperation between the two continents in the light of the post-2015 Development Agenda and intercultural and interreligious dialogue.
3rd Africa Day International Conference
The Conference was dedicated to human capital development, circular migration, sustainable development and the development of the economy and information society in Africa.
2nd Africa Day International Conference
The Conference highlighted the dynamic opportunities that Africa has to offer in economic cooperation with a scientific focus.
1st Africa Day International Conference
The Conference marked the 10th anniversary of the African Union and was the first event to put cooperation between Slovenia and African countries in the spotlight.