Euromed Police project and closing conference lay the foundation of future Euro-Mediterranean police community

Euromed Police project and closing conference lay the foundation of future Euro-Mediterranean police community

27 January 2020
On 16 January, Euromed Police held its closing conference at the Academy Palace in Brussels. The event convened around eighty representatives and experts from partner countries on both sides of the Mediterranean. Following the opening speeches, the Euromed Police team summarized the main…
Civicus Protest Resilience toolkit

Civicus Protest Resilience toolkit

23 January 2020
This toolkit by Civicus World Alliance for Citizen Participation has been produced with the assistance of the European Union, and has everything you need on protest tactics and strategies. The information contained in this toolkit has been sourced from a combination of published reports, existing…
Euromed Migration IV project takes part in Global Forum on Migration and Development

Euromed Migration IV project takes part in Global Forum on Migration and Development

23 January 2020
The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is participating in the 12th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Summit in the framework of numerous projects. The Forum, which is held in Quito, Ecuador, during the week of 20 - 24 January 2020, welcomes about 1000…
EU-funded project organises workshop for Southern neighbourhood countries on collaboration with European civil protection mechanism

EU-funded project organises workshop for Southern neighbourhood countries on collaboration with European civil protection mechanism

22 January 2020
PPRD South 3 is holding its second high level workshop on how to work with the European civil protection mechanism (UCPM) for preventing, preparing and managing major emergencies. Countries outside the EU can ask the Mechanism to intervene during a disaster. Participants from Algeria, Israel,…
King Abdullah II of Jordan and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen

King Abdullah II’s visit to Brussels consolidates long-standing EU-Jordan relations

20 January 2020
European Council President Charles Michel, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli met his Majesty King Abdullah II during his visit to Brussels and Strasbourg last week. President Ursula von der Leyen and His Majesty exchanged…
European Economic and Social Committee president Luca Jahier

European Economic and Social Committee president Luca Jahier: Now more than ever, it's time for the EU to speak with one voice

16 January 2020
Here is an excerpt of the statement that the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) president Luca Jahier published on 14 January: On behalf of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), representing the organised civil society at EU level, I am deeply concerned about the increased…
EU-funded scholarships empower Syrian refugees

EU-funded scholarships empower Syrian refugees

15 January 2020
EU-funded scholarship programmes are helping young Syrian refugees pursue an education, learn hands-on job skills and become self-reliant in tough circumstances. But thanks to projects financed by the €1.9 billion EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, these young people with…
EU-Jordan flags

Jordan’s King Abdullah II to address Members of the European Parliament on 15 January

14 January 2020
The King of Jordan, His Majesty Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein, will address MEPs during a formal sitting in Strasbourg on Wednesday at 12.00. Jordan is an important partner for the EU at global, regional and bilateral level, in particular due to the country’s key role in promoting stability and inter…
Irregular migration into EU at lowest level since 2013

Irregular migration into EU at lowest level since 2013

09 January 2020
The number of irregular border crossings detected on the European Union’s external borders last year fell to the lowest level since 2013 due to a drop in the number of people reaching European shores via the Central and Western Mediterranean routes. Preliminary 2019 data collected by Frontex, the…
Statement by President von der Leyen

Statement by President von der Leyen after the special College meeting on 8 January 2020

08 January 2020
President von der Leyer issued the following statement on 8 January 2020 after the special College meeting: This morning the College met to discuss the situation stemming from the tensions in Iraq, Iran, the wider Middle East as well as Libya. And while we are standing here, we are still following…