Mission and Aims

The African – European Parliamentarians Initiative (AEPI) mission is to enhance human dignity and justice in Africa through a system of values and standards where all people have a voice in the decisions that affect them. Giving the citizens a say in how decisions are made is fundamental to their welfare in a just environment.

Our overarching goal is to eradicate poverty and support the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals by realising human rights, democracy, and development in Africa. We do this by strengthening their representative institutions by offering technical support, capacity-building and training services. We offer this to regional, national and sub-national parliamentary institutions and the elected councils that govern and oversee development efforts at district and municipal levels of local government structures.

AEPIs uniqueness resides in its approach of peer-to-peer exchanges between parliamentarians and its network of specialists in parliamentary capacity building.

We promote:

  • Parliamentary competence and transparency;
  • Good governance based on separation of powers;
  • Increased participation of women in decision-making;
  • Participation of civil society in the political process.