Africa-Europe Foundation Partners Initiative 2023

Deadline: 7th of July, 2023

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.

We 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.

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


Applicants must complete the enclosed application form, which includes a detailed proposal work plan and budget.

The deadline for submissions is 17.00 CEST (Brussels time) on Friday 7th July 2023 and must be sent to

Click here to apply

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