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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,…
Lebanese film director wins first prize in EU-funded MAJALAT video contest

Lebanese film director wins first prize in EU-funded MAJALAT video contest

09 December 2019
The winners of MAJALAT video contest were announced during the project’s Brussels Civil Society Forum last week. Rabee Karzoun, a young Lebanese film director, won the first prize (5,000 euros). His film Anahon gives voice to the people of Tripoli and the wider region, highlighting the country’s…
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…
MAJALAT Civil Society Forum opened today in Brussels

MAJALAT Civil Society Forum opened today in Brussels

02 December 2019
More than 160 representatives from around 130 civil society organizations, the majority of which coming from the South of the Mediterranean region gathered this morning, with European representatives, for the second Majalat Brussels Civil Forum. This forum, co-funded by the European Commission, is…
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…
European Endowment for Democracy to shed light on civil society’s role in Tunisia

European Endowment for Democracy to shed light on civil society’s role in Tunisia

02 December 2019
The European Endowment for Democracy is organising a panel discussion on civil society’s role within the new Tunisian political reality. The event is to be held on 4 December in Brussels, Belgium. This year’s presidential and parliamentary elections have changed Tunisia’s political landscape with…
EU-funded high level event on public communication on migration for a new balanced narrative in Athens

EU-funded high level event on public communication on migration for a new balanced narrative in Athens

02 December 2019
On 11-12 November 2019, the second Euro-Mediterranean Communicator’s Workshop and a high-level event on public communication and migration were held in Athens, Greece in the framework of the EUROMED Migration IV (EMM4) programme. The joint event was hosted by the Greek Ministry for Citizen…
MAJALAT Brussels Civil Society Forum : unique regional initiative to strengthen dialogue between EU and Southern Mediterranean civil society organisations

MAJALAT Brussels Civil Society Forum: unique regional initiative to strengthen dialogue between EU and Southern Mediterranean civil society organisations

30 November 2019
The second edition of the MAJALAT Brussels Civil Society Forum, which is taking place on 2-3 December 2019, aims to contribute to the creation of a forum for exchange between civil society organizations and EU representatives on issues that are essential for South-South civil society and for the EU…
President-elect von der Leyen

Speech by President-elect von der Leyen in the European Parliament Plenary on the occasion of the presentation of her College of Commissioners and their programme

28 November 2019
Mr President, Honourable Members,  Exactly thirty years ago, today - the 27th of November, the clock strikes twelve.Church bells ring. Sirens blare. Workers down tools. Factories, mines and shops empty as the streets fill up with dance and hope. The historic two-hour general strike in the middle…
EU-funded Majalat video competition : 19 young talents reached the final

EU-funded Majalat video competition: 19 young talents reached the final

28 November 2019
Some 35 participants from 8 countries in the southern Mediterranean region registered for the Majalat video contest "Zooming in on Civil Society." Nineteen young talents reached the final competition. Selected by a professional jury from the region, the first 3 winners will be announced during the…