March 04, 2020: The 3rd edition of the EurAfrican Forum to be held from July 2-3 in Cascais, Portugal will be gathering over 700 European and African key actors from more than 60 countries. The 2020 edition will look for new opportunities for both continents as it unveils its theme ‘In Search for a Common Ground’. The programme will focus on key topics as Africa and Europe relations, free trade agreements, climate change, African arts and culture, infrastructure, connectivity, and off-grid solutions.

The annual meeting will gather change-makers such as entrepreneurs, artists, activists, public and private decision leaders.

“It is now time to establish structured cooperation between Africa and Europe, engaging not only public decision-makers but creating a denser network, embarking in the discussions entrepreneurs, young people, women, artists, scientists,” stated José Manuel Durão Barroso, chairman of the EurAfrican Forum.

“2020 is a pivotal year for Europe and Africa as this new decade marks the unavoidable collaboration between our continents at a time when climate change, demographic challenges, and the technologic revolution are central pieces of Africa and Europe’s sustainable development puzzle”, said Filipe de Botton, chairman of the board of the Portuguese Diaspora Council.

As Europe and Africa face common challenges, the EurAfrican Forum exists as a platform to work on future partnerships for sustainable solutions.

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