International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples

09 August 2019
This year, as we mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we also honour the International Year of Indigenous Languages by celebrating the contributions of indigenous peoples to the world’s linguistic diversity. Language is the most direct expression of culture and what gives…
European Houses of Culture

European Houses of Culture : Call for ideas open until 23 June

13 May 2019
EUNIC Global has launched the Call for Ideas within the European ‘Houses’ of Culture, inviting its network to submit their innovative ideas for a cultural relations project to be implemented in 2020. The deadline for submission is 23 June. The project ideas should be innovative in approach,…

Open Media Hub launches its latest free online course

23 July 2018
Open Media Hub, a project funded by the European Union, has launched its latest of the series of free online courses.  ''Our Camerawork and Editing course has been developed to provide you with all the information you need to produce dynamic and engaging stories for your audience. This FREE ONLINE…
TAIEX numbers in 2017

The 2017 TAIEX and Twinning Activity Report has just been published

01 June 2018
Supporting public administrations in their daily efforts to create better living conditions for their citizens is one of the most effective ways to help our neighbours face today’s challenges. Ownership of the results of the provided support is key in the long run to tackle the root causes of…
Bruxelles, 21/05/2018

Joint Statement by HR/VP Mogherini and Commissioner Tibor Navracsics on the International Day of Cultural Diversity

22 May 2018
Today, we celebrate cultural diversity across the European Union and beyond. Cultural diversity is vital for peace and prosperity. It helps us prevent intolerance, xenophobia and violent radicalisation, foster economic growth, strengthen diplomatic relations and mutual understanding. (...) This is…
Happy Europe Day!

Happy Europe Day!

09 May 2018
Sixty-eight years ago today, French foreign minister Robert Schuman proposed a joint authority to oversee French and German production of coal and steel, launching an ambitious and remarkable project which has shaped the course of European history and redefined Europe's place in the world. In her…

EU launches Faces2Hearts worldwide blogging competition

06 October 2017
The EU has launched a worldwide blogging competition – Faces2Hearts – that will take four young people on a five-month journey across three continents. The winners will discover projects funded by the European Union (EU) that change people’s lives for the better. They will also need to reveal the…
European Commission

EU to commit 8% of humanitarian budget to education in emergencies in 2018

21 September 2017
The European Commission announced today it would further increase the part of humanitarian funding dedicated to getting children into education in crisis zones around the world. In 2018, 8% of the EU's humanitarian budget will go to education in emergencies, which is far above the global average of…
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EU ministers stress importance of engaging with civil society in external relations

19 June 2017
EU Foreign Ministers meeting in Brussels on 19 June have stressed the importance of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) as promoters of democracy, and as defenders of the rule of law, social justice and human rights. In Conclusions on the EU’s engagement with civil society in external relations…
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European Parliament offers fellowship training programme to human rights defenders from non-EU countries

09 March 2017
The European Parliament has launched a call for application to its Sakharov Fellowship training programme, offering up to 14 human rights defenders selected from non-EU countries the opportunity to follow a two week intensive training in Brussels and the European Inter-University Centre for Human…