Welcome to The African Diaspora Youth Forum in Europe (ADYFE)

The African Diaspora Youth Forum in Europe (ADYFE) is a platform of nearly 110 youth organizations of the African Diaspora present in 31 countries of the Council of Europe. One of ADYFE’s main purpose is Peace and Development in all its forms. We aim to achieve this through the 3 pillars of action: Entrepreneurship, Employability, and Civic Engagement.


We connect all local and diaspora players of the African innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.Accelerated Africa Hub enable entrepreneurs; investors; policy makers to network; discover; connect and learn from each other.


Career Expo aims to be an inclusive and global event, offering training and booths where exhibitors / companies promote their vacancies, the job fair provide a platform for discussion, networking and exchange of information and opportunities.

Civic Engagement

Boost a more diverse political representation by allowing young Europeans, of foreign origin, to become more involved using non-formal education in the form of training or video capsule, developing regular interaction with local and european representative through citizens tables or web.tv

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ADYFE has been since 2014, one of the main interlocutors consulted on policies and high-level exchanges relating to the youth as a whole, and particularly, youth from the African Diaspora to the European Union and the African Union and their various institutions as well as many UN agencies.

Est. Since 2014

Present in 41 countries of the Council of Europe


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AcceleratedAfrica+ Conference & High-Level Forum Africa-Europe 2018

ADYFE’s annual Accelerated Africa Conference was Integrated into the High-level Forum Africa-Europe hosted by the Chancellor of Austria, Sebastian Kurz, and the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame. On the 17th of December 2018, together with ONUDI, ADYFE gathered 240 participants representing 43 countries from Europe and Africa.

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