Skip to main content


We are pleased to announce the 8th edition of the international conference Africa Day that will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 15 and 16 May 2019. The high-level event will take place under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, within the framework of the Bled Strategic Forum and in partnership with the European Commission and Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs based in the United Kingdom.

Africa Day is an international conference that has been organised annually by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia since 2012, in cooperation with the African Diaspora in Slovenia.

The conference aims to enhance bilateral ties between Slovenia and African countries, with particular emphasis on strengthening economic cooperation. The event will be attended by the highest representatives of the governments, private sector, civil society, think-tanks and academia from African countries, Slovenia and the European Union.

African countries are rapidly adopting new approaches and innovative technologies, transforming their economies, upgrading infrastructure, enhancing environmentally sustainable industrial production and striving for better digital connectivity. These emerging trends open up significant opportunities for cooperation, which will be discussed and further explored during the event.

The conference will begin with an opening ceremony followed by panel discussions inspired by the topics of the 5th AU-EU Summit outcomes, with a direct reference to the African Union's Theme of the Year 2019 – Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons. The afternoon session will be dedicated to exploring business opportunities and strengthening economic cooperation between Slovenia and African countries. On the second day, the delegations will have the opportunity to visit selected Slovenian enterprises. Special emphasis will be on beekeeping and the hive produce, including the visit to the newly established Beekeeping Academy of Slovenia. 

The event will be complemented by a cultural and academic programme promoting the rich heritage and contemporary African culture, and highlighting Slovenian links with the African continent.




Documents / Documents

Side programme/Programme


Side programme on May 12 and 16 


Infos courtes


Panels/Tables rondes


Panel I / Table ronde I


Panel II / Table ronde II


Panel III / Table ronde III

Press releases