Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange upcoming online course explores youth, peace and security

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange upcoming online course explores youth, peace and security

31 March 2020
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange is organising an Interactive Open Online Course on “Youth, Peace and Security” from 13 April to 7 May 2020. The deadline to send application is 5 April. This 4-week course introduces participants to core concepts of violence, conflict and peace and provides a space to…
Preventing the spread of Covid-19 among Syrian refugees

Preventing the spread of Covid-19 among Syrian refugees

31 March 2020
The European Endowment for Democracy grantee Bousla for Training and Innovation trains Syrian refugees and displaced people in Turkey and north-west Syria. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, it has launched an awareness-raising campaign to combat the spread of the virus among these vulnerable…
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Syria: Statement by EU Spokesperson on calls for nationwide ceasefire

30 March 2020
The European Union adds its voice to the call by the UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen for an immediate and nationwide ceasefire across Syria, particularly in view of the coronavirus pandemic. The recently agreed ceasefire in Idlib remains fragile. It must be upheld and extended to the whole…
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…
The European Union provides €82 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

The European Union provides €82 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

26 March 2020
The European Union is a strategic and predictable partner of UNRWA and a major provider of assistance to Palestine refugees, whose needs are met by the Agency.  With the provision of funding worth €82 million for 2020, the European Union will allow UNRWA to continue providing access to education…
Second Online Euro-Med Debate Competition: register before 29 march

Second Online Euro-Med Debate Competition: register before 29 march

26 March 2020
In the framework of the European Commission’s project Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange, and building up on the successful first edition in 2019, the second Online Euro-Med Debate Competition will be held on 18, 19, 25 and 26 April. The event brings together debate teams from diverse backgrounds and…
Masterclass: How to enrich online teaching activities in higher education through Virtual Exchanges

Masterclass: How to enrich online teaching activities in higher education through Virtual Exchanges

26 March 2020
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange has organised this morning a Masterclass to explore how activities can be offered to students and how they can be integrated in university courses and will present the practical opportunities offered by the European Union’s Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange initiative to engage…
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European Commission provides selection of online learning resources for learners, teachers and educators

26 March 2020
The outbreak of COVID-19 in Europe and necessary national measures taken to tackle the spread of the virus may cause significant disruption to the provision of education, training and mobility opportunities for learners, teachers and educators across the European Union. To help ensure continuity…
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…