ETF

European Training foundation growing support to EU East and South Neighbourhood

23 July 2019
Each year, the ETF supports the European Commission services and EU Delegations in the field of human capital development at bilateral and regional level in the Enlargement, Neighbourhood (East and South) and the Central Asian regions. ETF’s support to EU external assistance is targeted to the…
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Commission steps up EU action to protect and restore the world's forests

23 July 2019
Today the European Commission adopted a comprehensive Communication setting out a new framework of actions to protect and restore the world's forests, which host 80% of biodiversity on land, support the livelihoods of around a quarter of the world's population, and are vital to our efforts to fight…
Supporting Media for Democracy (2013-2019)

Supporting Media for Democracy (2013-2019)

22 July 2019
This publication presents the work of the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) in the area of independent media, and reflects on lessons learned in six years of media and democracy support. It offers an analysis of the worrying trends and challenges faced by media today and calls for an urgent re…
Union for the Mediterranean Regional Dialogue on Women’s Empowerment develops indicators to assess progress on gender equality

Union for the Mediterranean Regional Dialogue on Women’s Empowerment develops indicators to assess progress on gender equality

22 July 2019
UfM Ministries in charge of gender equality and women issues, national statistic institutions, regional and international organisations, business women associations, cooperation agencies, donors and civil society regional networks gathered in Barcelona for the UfM Regional Dialogue on Women’s…
EU-funded Erasmus Mundus catalogue is expanding

EU-funded Erasmus Mundus catalogue is expanding

22 July 2019
Erasmus+ has selected 44 new Erasmus Mundus joint master degree programmes that will offer scholarships to students from across the world, starting in 2020. These newly-selected programmes will be added to the list, or ‘catalogue’ of Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees later during the summer 2019…
UN SDGs

European Union presents its progress towards sustainable development

19 July 2019
Yesterday, at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development in New York, the EU reaffirmed its strong commitment to deliver on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – a shared global roadmap for a peaceful and prosperous world, with human well-being…
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Announcement about the fourth edition of the European Vocational Skills Week

19 July 2019
The fourth edition of the European Vocational Skills Week, as announced by the Commissioner Ms. Marianne Thyssen, will take place from 14-18 October 2019 in Helsinki (Finland). Everyone with an interest in vocational education and training, both from the European Union and its neighbouring…
European Training Foundation promotes positive role of technical and vocational education and training in World Youth Skills Day 2019

European Training Foundation promotes positive role of technical and vocational education and training in World Youth Skills Day 2019

17 July 2019
The 15th of July is UNESCO and UNEVOC Network's World Youth Skills Day: a major opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of youth skills development. According to the UN, today, there are 1.2 billion young people aged 15 to 24 years, accounting for 16 per cent of the global population.…
European Parliament elects Ursula von der Leyen as first female Commission President

European Parliament elects Ursula von der Leyen as first female Commission President

17 July 2019
With 383 votes in favour, the European Parliament elected Ursula von der Leyen President of the next European Commission in a secret ballot on 16 July. She is set to take office on 1 November 2019 for a five-year term. EP President David Sassoli said: "On behalf of Parliament, I congratulate you…
Union for the Mediterranean to hold regional dialogue on women empowerment

Union for the Mediterranean to hold regional dialogue on women empowerment

16 July 2019
Ministries in charge of gender equality and women issues, national statistic institutions, regional and international concerned organizations and civil society regional networks will gather in Barcelona for the Union for the Mediterranean Regional Dialogue on Women Empowerment on 18 July 2019. The…