EU adopts conclusions on democracy

Democracy: EU adopts conclusions

14 October 2019
On Monday, 14 October, the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on democracy. The Council notes that in today's world, democracy is being challenged and called into question. While democracy remains strong in many countries, in others there is a growing trend towards authoritarianism.…
2019 European Week of Action for Girls

Last day of 2019 European Week of Action for Girls

11 October 2019
Organised by a coalition of civil society organisations, and supported by the European Institutions and UN Agencies, the 2019 European Week of Action for Girls (EWAG) took place from 7 to 11 October. Based around the International Day of the Girl Child, celebrated every 11 October, this week-long…
EU investment to stop HIV, tuberculosis and malaria

More than half a billion of EU investment to stop HIV, tuberculosis and malaria

11 October 2019
Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, announced yesterday a contribution of €550 million for the period 2020-2022 to support the work of the Global Fund to end the epidemics of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria worldwide. Commissioner Mimica made the announcement in…
Erasmus Days 2019

#ERASMUSDAYS 2019: millions of people, thousands of events!

11 October 2019
Over 10 million people have benefited from the Erasmus Programme, enriching their life experiences, and helping build a more inclusive international community.  From 10-12 October 2019, more than 3000 events (conferences and exhibitions, educational games, concerts and sports gatherings) will…
Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators President raises awareness of gender inequality in energy sector

Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators President raises awareness of gender inequality in energy sector

10 October 2019
MEDREG’s President Ms. Gülefsan Demirbas moderated a panel discussion titled “Women Leaders Guiding Energy!” as part of the 10th Turkey Energy Summit which took place in Antalya, Turkey, on 6-8 October. The session addressed gender inequality in the energy sector and sought possible solutions to…
EU HR/VP Federica Mogherini

Military operation in north-east Syria: declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU

10 October 2019
In light of the Turkish military operation in north-east Syria, the EU reaffirms that a sustainable solution to the Syrian conflict cannot be achieved militarily. The EU calls upon Turkey to cease the unilateral military action. Renewed armed hostilities in the north-east will further undermine the…
Anna Lindh MedForum 2020 : call for participation for self-financed applicants launched

Anna Lindh MedForum 2020 : call for participation for self-financed applicants launched

09 October 2019
The Anna Lindh Foundation launches the call for participation for self-financed applicants to the Anna Lindh MedForum 2020, which will take place in Šibenik, Croatia, from 2 to 5 April 2020. The deadline for the submission of applications is 1 December 2019. Building on the success of the first…
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange open online course to start on 14 October

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange open online course to start on 14 October

09 October 2019
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange is launching an open online course on “Cultural encounters: Perspectives on Populism” on 14 October. Throughout its 10-week duration, participants learn with, and from their peers in online sessions, as well as from expert academics and practitioners through an original…
Youth Employment in the Mediterranean

Youth Employment in the Mediterranean

2018-2020 Budget: €2.1 million ( EU Investment: €2 million )

The Youth Employment in the Mediterranean (YEM) project is a three-year regional initiative implemented by UNESCO, which aims at improving skills anticipation systems and promoting technical and vocational education and training (TVET).…

Mogherini meeting Jordanian Foreign Minister

HR/VP Mogherini assures Jordan of EU continued aid

08 October 2019
On a visit to Jordan's capital Amman, European Union High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini made her remarks in a joint press conference with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, on 7 October 2019. “My main message is a very simple one: you can count on the European Union as the…