Euromed Migration study : Mapping ENI South Partner Countries migrants in the Euro-Mediterranean region: An inventory of statistical sources

Euromed Migration study - Mapping ENI South Partner Countries migrants in the Euro-Mediterranean region: An inventory of statistical sources

27 March 2020
Commissioned under the EU-funded EUROMED Migration IV programme, this study intends to comprehensively map and classify existing statistical sources on migration in the Euro-Med region. Addressing a crucial gap in policy-making, it aims to instruct practitioners and government stakeholders in the…
The Coronavirus pandemic and the new world it is creating

The Coronavirus pandemic and the new world it is creating

27 March 2020
" COVID-19 will reshape our world. We don’t yet know when the crisis will end. But we can be sure that by the time it does, our world will look very different. How different will depend on the choices we make today ", writes the High Representative for Security and Foreign Policy Josep Borrell in a…
European Commission approves additional support via Horizon 2020 to strengthen priorities, including coronavirus research

European Commission approves additional support via Horizon 2020 to strengthen priorities, including coronavirus research

26 March 2020
The Commission has adopted an update of the 2020 Work Programme of Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme to allocate increased funding to its priorities, including urgently needed research and innovation projects into the coronavirus. The update includes €47.5 million in funding…
How EU-funded PPRD South 3 is facing the virus

How EU-funded PPRD South 3 is facing the virus

25 March 2020
The EU-funded PPRD South 3 has issued the following statement on its Facebook page: “(..) Because disasters know no borders, civil protections cooperation is crucial to sharing knowledge and joining efforts towards a coordinated response. Being prepared to face together this kind of situation is…
Human rights and democracy: a new Action Plan for new challenges

Human rights and democracy: a new Action Plan for new challenges

25 March 2020
Today, the European Commission and the High Representative set out the priorities and way ahead on Human rights and Democracy, adopting a Joint Communication and the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy for 2020-2024. Further, they put forward a joint proposal to the Council to act by…
European Endowment for Democracy launches 2019 Annual Report

European Endowment for Democracy launches 2019 Annual Report

25 March 2020
This year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) is launching its 2019 Annual Report online. This year’s report provides an overview of EED’s work during the past year, supporting activists, independent media and human rights defenders in the European…
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange: online collaborative learning without borders

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange: online collaborative learning without borders

25 March 2020
Twenty thousand young people, educators and youth workers have benefited from Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange since its launch in 2018. Participants have built relationships with their peers from countries like Libya, Germany, Syria, Italy, Morocco, Turkey, or Finland without having to cross borders or…
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Union for the Mediterranean statement: Solidarity, resilience and hope the key to seeing us through this pandemic

24 March 2020
The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean has issued the following statement: Through this statement, the Union for the Mediterranean wishes to express that, first and foremost, our thoughts are with of the citizens of the Euro-Mediterranean region, as the rise and escalation of this…
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Extension of Erasmus+, European Solidarity Corps and Horizon 2020 deadlines for submission of applications

23 March 2020
As a result of difficulties experienced by applicants due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission has extended the deadlines for submission of applications under the Erasmus+ Programme, European Solidarity Corps and Horizon 2020. For more information about the extensions, please…
COVID-19: Council takes steps to ensure institutional continuity

COVID-19: Council takes steps to ensure institutional continuity

23 March 2020
The Council is taking measures to ensure the continuity of its work in the current exceptional circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. On 23 March, it agreed on a temporary derogation to its Rules of Procedure to make it easier to take decisions by written procedure. This derogation allows…