A 5 million euros EU-funded programme implemented by UNICRI to fight the rise of violent extremism in the Maghreb and Sahel region

No one is left behind in the fight of the EU against violent extremism

18 September 2019
31st January 2019, at the European parliament in Brussels, several officials, experts, researchers and journalists concerned with finding solutions to the rise of violent extremism in the Maghreb and Sahel region gathered to share insights on a 5 million euros EU-funded programme implemented by…
EU

For a torture-free world: Council reinforces EU policy towards third countries on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment

17 September 2019
The Council adopted the following conclusions on the revised Guidelines on EU policy towards third countries on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment: "1. The Council welcomes the Guidelines on EU Policy Towards Third Countries on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or…
EU Naval Force fully involved in training Libyan Coastguard and Navy Officers

EU Naval Force fully involved in training Libyan Coastguard and Navy Officers

16 September 2019
In the framework of Libyan Coastguard and Navy training carried out by SOPHIA operation, the Italian Navy Training Centres in La Maddalena and Taranto host training courses to 78 Libyan Officers. The training modules on “Deck Officer Course”, “Mechanical Engineer Officer Course” and “Electrical…
HR/VP Federica Mogherini

Statement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy

13 September 2019
On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy, the European Union reaffirms its commitment towards democracy as a fundamental right of every human being. Every woman and every man has to be free to participate to the political, economic and social life of her or his country. No one should…
EU WHO

Vaccination: European Commission and World Health Organization join forces to promote the benefits of vaccines

13 September 2019
The European Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO) co-hosted the world's first Global Vaccination Summit in Brussels. The aim is to accelerate global action to stop the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases, and advocate against the spread of vaccine misinformation worldwide. Opening…
UfM

EU/Southern neighbourhood: Union for the Mediterranean focus group to discuss the development of its youth strategy

13 September 2019
Taking advantage of the unique space for exchange, peer-learning, cooperation and networking that the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe’s University on Youth and Development offers, the UfM Secretariat aims at convening a focus group during the 20th edition of the event that is taking…
The EuroMed Women for Dialogue Forum

EuroMed Women for Dialogue Forum: giving more visibility to women who fight cultural and gender stereotypes

13 September 2019
The EuroMed Women for Dialogue Forum was held on 11-12 September in Amman, Jordan, to promote renewed images of women as agents of intercultural dialogue in the region, and to counter prevailing stereotypes that still hamper women's full participation and potential in their societies. Organized by…
Ursula von der Leyen

The von der Leyen Commission: for a Union that strives for more

11 September 2019
Yesterday, President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her team and the new structure of the next European Commission. The new College of Commissioners will have eight Vice-Presidents. Three Executive Vice-Presidents (Frans Timmermans, Netherlands; Margrethe Vestager, Denmark; Valdis…
Libya: EU and UNDP join efforts to provide basic services to local communities

Libya: EU and UNDP join efforts to provide basic services to local communities

09 September 2019
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) started the rehabilitation of the Albirkht Medical Center in Ghat, as part of the “Strenthening Local Capacities for Recovery and Resilience” project funded by the European Union (EU). With the US$1.2 million allocated to Ghat, the EU-UNDP Resilience…