Euromesco Policy Brief 104: When Austerity Meets Activism: A Common Tale on the Opposite Shores of the Mediterranean

Euromesco Policy Brief 104: When Austerity Meets Activism: A Common Tale on the Opposite Shores of the Mediterranean

12 December 2019
European states overcame the wave of protests, which reached their peak in Greece in the 2010-2015 period, related to the adoption of harsh austerity measures. Meanwhile, similar anti-government protests have erupted and continue across the Middle East and have recently hit Jordan, a key partner of…
EU-funded Cybersouth Judicial Network holds first meeting

EU-funded Cybersouth Judicial Network holds first meeting

11 December 2019
The Council of Europe, within the framework of the EU-funded CyberSouth project and with the support of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Portugal, organised the first meeting of Cyber South Judicial Network that took place on 3-4 December 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. Benefiting from the experience…
Council of Europe seminar to enhance support to local youth engagement in peace processes in the Euro-Med region

Council of Europe seminar to enhance support to local youth engagement in peace processes in the Euro-Med region

11 December 2019
On 5-6 December 2019 in Sweimeh, Jordan, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe organised, with the support of the EU-funded South Programme III, a follow-up seminar to the Lisbon Forum 2018 which called upon international agencies, national governments and local authorities to urgently…

Global Refugee Forum

10 December 2019
EU-funded project takes part in Arab partnership meeting for disaster risk reduction

EU-funded project takes part in Arab partnership meeting for disaster risk reduction

10 December 2019
EU-funded PPRD South 3 is attending the 4th Arab Partnership Meeting for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) that is taking place on 9-10 December 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. Organised by the UNDRR regional office for Arab States, this bi-annual Arab Partnership for DRR meetings aim to create a forum for…
The EU stands up for human rights

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on Human Rights Day

10 December 2019
We celebrate this year the 10th anniversary of the Charter of the Fundamental Rights and the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Yet these rights continue to be challenged around the world. In particular, children and youth continue to be the main victims of human…
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Making migrant return and reintegration a success: International Organization for Migration launches global tool with EU support

09 December 2019
With support from the EU, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched the Return and Reintegration Platform, a global tool that aims at disseminating knowledge and good practices in the field of migrant return and reintegration. The platform is intended to share knowledge,…
Winners of 2019 Migration Media Award proclaimed in Malta

Winners of 2019 Migration Media Award proclaimed in Malta

05 December 2019
The third edition of the Migration Media Award rewarded 26 journalists from 12 countries for their constructive journalism, reflected through human interest and analytical stories, contributing to balance the narrative on migration, making it more evidence based, nuanced and less polarising. The…
EU in Jordan supports Karama Human Rights Film Festival

EU in Jordan supports Karama Human Rights Film Festival

03 December 2019
This year again, the European Union in Jordan fully supports Karama Human Rights Film Festival (KHRFF), the reference event in the Human Rights calendar in Jordan, which is taking place on 5-12 December in Amman, Jordan. KHRFF seeks to create a cross-cultural platform for artists, film-makers and…
HR/VP Josep Borrell

HR/VP Josep Borrell: A stronger European Union within a better, greener and safer world

02 December 2019
On 1 December, Josep Borrell assumed the post of EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission. " I am privileged and honoured to take up the role of the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and…