On 14 April 2018, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) in cooperation with the Foundation Max van der Stoel (FMS) organised the yearly Afrikadag. The Afrikadag is the biggest event in the Netherlands on Africa and international cooperation. The overarching theme of this year was "Change we can believe in! The power of activism and citizens’ initiatives in Africa". Citizens everywhere organise themselves to stand up for their interests. Where politics are often still traditional and closed, ordinary citizens succeed to penetrate to power and force change, in many areas, such as women’s rights, children’s rights, the environment, peace initiatives, economic rights, anti-corruption, etc., helped by social media and the enormous growth of youth.