Designing a youth inclusive future for Africans and Europeans


22/23 October 2022
Aula Magna, Campus Luigi Einaudi, Lungo Dora Siena, 100 A (Saturday)
Cecchi Point, via Cecchi 17 (Sunday)
Torino TO, Italy

This Conference will have as its main core youth participation, focusing especially on how the African Union and the European Union promote engagement through their policies and strategies. At the end a programmatic document entitled the ‘Torino Joint Communique' will be issued.


09:30 - 10:00 - Solemn opening

SE Emanuela Claudia del Re*, EU Special Representative for the Sahel
SE Hana Hubačkova, Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Italy, representing the EU Council
Brando Benifei*, MEP, Member of the Delegation for Relations with Mashreq countries (video message)
Ivano Martinetti, Councilor Secretary of the Piedmont Regional Council with delegation to the Regional Youth Forum

10:00- 10:45 - Introduction by the Youth Core Group
With contributions and in presence of, inter alia, the following African Core Group members:

Dossou Téo Blaise Noutai*
Faouziatou Ibrahima
Eniola Oladipo*
Nibret Gizaw Geda
Sylvester Gomez*
Marie Jeanne Moudon*
Mohammed Shadad 
Ysaac Chavely Mbile Nguema*
Félix Kouakou*

Isaac Damilola Fasoranti*
and Kiiza Hussein


10:45 -12:30
HE Giuseppe Mistretta, Director for Africa in the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Chiara Adamo, European Commission, Acting Director of Directorate G: “Human Development, Migration, Governance and Peace”, DG INTPA
HE Renzo Mario Rosso, President of the African Studies Center
Bitania Lulu*, former Youth Advisor of Commissioner Urpilainen
Marco Sicbaldi, European Youth Year Ambassador, journalist and member of the national board of PA Social

Questions to speakers, group discussion

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 World Cafe’ in view of the “Africa Youth Day”

Debate with the African Union Youth Division and MEP Herzberger Fofana in view of the Panafrican Youth Forum on the topic of Breaking the barriers to youth participation and inclusion in advocacy.

PANEL 2: Euro-African Peace and Security

15:15 - 17:15
Pierrette Herzberger Fofana, Member of the European Parliament, Vice - Chair of Committee on Development, DACP and DPAP
Domenico Moro, Coordinator for security and defense, Centro Studi sul Federalismo
Kiiza Hussein, Global Goodwill Ambassador and Chairperson of Peace and Interfaith Harmony Youth Alliance
Asad Beg*, Team Leader, Africa 1 Division, European External Action Service
Vasu Gounden*, Accord (African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes)
Patrick Kumi*, “Similar Grounds” Association
Juuso Jarviniemi*, Vice President of Young European Federalists, Europe
Anass Hanafi, Curator, Global Shapers Turin Hub

Questions to speakers, group discussion

PANEL 3: Migration and Mobility

17:30 - 19:15
Silvia Sinibaldi, International Cooperation and Humanitarian Director, Caritas Europa
Roberta Ricucci, Associate Professor at University of Turin, Sociology of Islam, Sociology of Interethnic Relations and Sociology of migration
Abdoulaye Fall, Founder Maingate for migrants (and job opportunities)
Andrea Costa*, President of Baobab Experience
Lorenzo Mauloni, PhD student, volunteer of Baobab Experience
Fula*, Activist and rapper
Silvia Nocentini, NoOx, Afro Urban Italy, CEO, artist and label manager
Bassirou Sow*, Author of Il Dottor vu cumpra’, il viaggio delle illusioni
Dioma Cleophas Adrien*, President of the association “Le Réseau”
Abdullahi Ahmed, Author of Lo Sguardo Avanti and winner of the European Commission's Altiero Spinelli Prize 2020

Questions to speakers, group discussion

City Guided Tour

19:30 - Open End


PANEL 4: Industrial development and access to sustainable energy

10:00 - 12:00
Youlin Zhao*, PHD Researcher, on China-Africa Cooperation on Blue Economy and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road
Allan David Emolot*, Independent Continental Youth Advisory Council of AfCFTA (ICOYACA), Chairperson
Moses Kanyesigye*, Regional Programme Associate, Youth in Business, Trade and Enterprise (ICOYACA)
Denis Odhiambo*, AU - EU Youth Cooperation Hub
Alberto Majocchi*, Professor Emeritus of Public Finance, Pavia University
Andrea Longo, PHD student on application of human rights at sea in the fisheries sector
Olimpia Fontana*, Mario Albertini Fellow, Centro Studi sul Federalismo
Emmanuel Buadi Mensah, Utrecht University

Questions to speakers, group discussion

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

PANEL 5: Civil Society and Inclusion, Human Rights, Youth Participation, Culture

13:30 - 15:30
Thomas Huyghebaert*, Head of Cooperation and Policy Section at the EU Delegation to the African Union, European External Action Service
Faouziatou Ibrahima, Paralympic athlete, women and persons with disabilities rights
Musamba Mubanga, Senior Advocacy Officer, Caritas Internationalis representing Caritas Africa
Jantine Jacobi*, UN Aids Director for the European Union
Simona Riccio, Linkedin Top Voice Italia and Social Media Marketing Strategist - Comitato promotore PA Social Piemonte
André Karl Joress Ebouaney, Specialized educator and Project manager at the Istituto dei Sordi di Torino
Riccardo Roba*, CONCORD
Sara Vaggi, Youth Engagement Specialist, UNICEF Italia
Ettore Bertelli, Emergency
Fatou Diako, President of Hamef onlus and Articolo21 Campania
Adriano Bertone, European Youth Year Ambassador
David Wateu*, Co-Founder of Radio Kamite

Questions to speakers, group discussion

PANEL 6: Climate Change

15:45 - 17:30

Benazir Hilali*, CEO, Axle International, African Risk Compass
Nathaniel Jowitt*, COO, Axle International, African Risk Compass
Gabriele Casano, PhD student Unige & CIMA Foundation - C.E.S.I.
Mahalmoudou Hamadoun*, Director General of AGRHYMET Regional Climate Center
Gina Bonne*, Indian Ocean Commission (IOC)
Nogaye Mbengue*, Expert on waste management
Isha Vajpeyi*, PhD student and expert on climate issues

Questions to speakers, group discussion and writing recommendations

18:00 - 20:00
Writing and Adoption of the Torino Joint Communiqué

Languages: Italian, English and French
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