European Training Foundation: Skills dimensions of migration to promote decent employment for all

04 September 2019
In 2017 an estimated 258 million people were living in a country other than their country of birth, up from 173 million in 2000 and often they do not enjoy decent work conditions. Moreover, the simultaneous inflows and outflows of migration are experienced today by more countries. In this context…

The European Training Foundation: Vocational education and training as a tool to address global challenges

20 June 2019
The European Training Foundation is back at the annual IIAS-Lien conference. This year’s theme is ‘Effective, Accountable and Inclusive Governance’ and the meeting is taking place at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. This major event is organised by the International Institute of…
Federica Mogherini © European Union, 2017, Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photo: Georges Boulougouris

Declaration by the High Representative, Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2018

03 May 2018
On the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, Federica Mogherini issued a declaration on behalf of the EU recalling that Press freedom plays a crucial role in promoting good governance, transparency and accountability. "On this day we celebrate the World Press Freedom Day in a difficult context…
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European Commission President: catching the wind in our sails

13 September 2017
Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission President delivered today his 2017 State of the Union Address, before the Members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, presenting his priorities for the year ahead and outlining his vision for how the European Union could evolve by 2025. Among the…
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Human Rights Day: EU reaffirms commitment for human rights worldwide

09 December 2016
  On the eve of Human Rights Day (10 December), EU High Representative Federica Mogherini stressed on the need to redouble efforts to defend the rights of all people, reaffirming that the EU stands up for human rights worldwide, and will commit its full support to every individual who does the…
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Human rights and democracy: EU annual report 2015 adopted

21 September 2016
  The European Union Council adopted the "country and regional issues" part of the EU annual report on human rights and democracy in the world in 2015 which complements the thematic part of the report published on 20 June 2016.    The 2015 annual report sets out the efforts of the EU, through…

Mogherini calls for Global Compact to meet migration challenge

20 September 2016
  The world needs a new Global Compact to guarantee safe, regular and orderly migration flows, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini told the UN Migration Summit in New York today, stressing that "the European Union is finally turning words into action".   The EU High Representative’s…
Fight against terrorism: EU strengthens its legal arsenal against ISIL/Da'esh and Al-Qaida

Fight against terrorism: EU strengthens its legal arsenal against ISIL/Da'esh and Al-Qaida

20 September 2016
  The EU adopted today a legal framework which, for the first time, will allow the EU to apply sanctions autonomously to ISIL/Da'esh and Al-Qaida and persons and entities associated or supporting them. Until now sanctions could only be applied to persons and entities listed by the United Nations…
EU boosts economic development and invests in youth in the Southern Neighbourhood with over EUR 41 million

EU boosts economic development and invests in youth in the Southern Neighbourhood with over EUR 41 million

19 September 2016
  The EU has approved 4 regional cooperation programmes worth over EUR 41 million to support job creation, economic development, social inclusiveness and youth empowerment in the Southern Neighbourhood region.   This regional assistance package consists of the following four programmes…
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New proposals to improve EU's support for security and development in partner countries

06 July 2016
  The European Commission and the High Representative Federica Mogherini yesterday proposed measures to enhance the EU's effectiveness in supporting stability, security and development in third countries. The measures, outlined in a Joint Communication on security sector reform in partner…