On 16 November 2005, two months before the launch of the Afghanistan Compact, the European Union and Afghanistan adopted the EU-Afghanistan Joint Declaration which established a new partnership. Based on increased cooperation bween the EU and Afghanistan, the Declaration focuses on a variety of areas such as political and economic governance, justice sector reform, development, human rights and education.
The Annual Review Conference, in continuation of the EU-Afghanistan Conference 2008, the EU-Afghanistan Conference 2009, and the EU-Afghanistan Conference 2010, conducted a further review of the Declaration, this time with a special focus on security, reconstruction, and education.
Participants were Diplomats from Afghanistan, who attended a Training Course at the Federal Foreign Office (Internationale Diplomatenausbildung) and students from FU Berlin and other universities.
After two days of successful debate, the EU-Afghanistan Conference adopted the EU-Afghanistan Joint Declaration 2011.