2016 June 01
2016 June 04


Vienna International Center –VIC, C_Building, Room BR-D, 4th floor Wagramerstrasse 5 - 1400 Vienna


African Diaspora Youth Network in Europe (ADYNE) and the Association of African Students in Austria

4th African Diaspora Youth Forum in Europe

This year's 4th African Diaspora Youth Forum in Europe (ADYFE) focuses on “equipping every youth with knowledge and skills to get jobs that create more jobs”. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his remarks to the ‘Entrepreneurship for Development’, General Assembly Thematic Debate on the 26th June 2013 said that an estimated 425 million young women and men would join the labour force between 2016 and 2030. He also underlined that in 2013 about 73 million young people would be underemployed, which means that “the world will need about half a billion jobs by then”.

In order to create a better future for all members of the society, it is very crucial to approach these issues and try to find possibilities to overcome the obstacles. Special focus should be put on vulnerable and (socially) disadvantaged groups, such as youngsters within the African Diaspora in Europe.

The ADYFE is the largest Diaspora Entrepreneurship Forum in Europe toward Africa. ADYFE puts great effort into the mobilization of youngsters within the African Diaspora in Europe in order to increase the access to qualitatively good jobs, enhance entrepreneurship and an inclusive sustainable industrial development for everyone.

The 4th ADFYE aims at strengthening the capacity building of youth by facilitating the access to training programs and information through two training sessions, at empowering young entrepreneurs by providing a space for business development solutions and networking for youth through B2G meetings (start-ups and youth in the African diaspora meeting the government and representatives), B2B meetings, and the implementation of a mentoring program and enhancing funding.

Supporting organizations of this event include: UNIDO, Erasmus+, the Austrian government and DreikönigsAktion.

Click for the agenda of the event.