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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Water experts from Mediterranean countries gathered under an EU-funded programme

19 July 2019
On 9-10 July 2019, water experts from Mediterranean countries gathered in Marseille to review the progress on the H2020/NAP water cluster indicators at the national and regional level and to further engage in the development of the water thematic assessment as part of the regional H2020 indicator-…
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…
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR)

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) in Israel to intensify contacts

16 July 2019
Leading members of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) met the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel on 2 July during a brief visit to Tel Aviv intended to strengthen cooperation. The meeting in Tel Aviv offered an opportunity for both delegations to identify issues on which both sides…
EU-funded Cross-Border Cooperation Programme call for strategic projects: 198 proposals submitted

EU-funded Cross-Border Cooperation Programme call for strategic projects: 198 proposals submitted

15 July 2019
Notwithstanding the reduced number of thematic priorities (7), the results of the call show once again the interest of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership for the ENI CBC Med Programme. 198 proposals were submitted under the call for strategic projects, closed on the 3rd of July. The financial value…
Union for the Mediterranean Energy and Climate Business Forum to support local authorities in their efforts towards energy transition

Union for the Mediterranean Energy and Climate Business Forum to support local authorities in their efforts towards energy transition

12 July 2019
The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean will organize the 2nd UfM Energy and Climate Business Forum: Supporting local authorities in their efforts towards the energy transition in Lisbon on 18 July 2019. The Forum is in line with the fulfillment of the UfM Roadmap aiming to “foster…
EU Aid for Trade - Progress Report 2019

The EU launched its EU Aid for Trade Progress Report 2019

10 July 2019
On the occasion of the 7th Global Aid for Trade Review at the WTO in Geneva, from 3 to 5 July 2019, the EU is pleased to launch its EU Aid for Trade Progress Report 2019 as a contribution to the Aid for Trade initiative and as an illustration of EU support to partner countries’ trade and productive…
#YoungMedvoices2030

EU-supported Young Mediterranean Voices programme launched a region-wide campaign to empower Mediterranean youth

09 July 2019
The government of Spain is partnering in the launch of #YoungMedvoices2030, a region-wide campaign to empower Mediterranean youth in accelerating the implementation of the global Agenda for Sustainable Development. The campaign is affiliated to “Young Mediterranean Voices”, the region’s leading…
The European Council

The European Council adopts conclusions: Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals across the world

08 July 2019
The EU Council adopted conclusions welcoming the publication of the first joint synthesis report of the EU and its member states on ''Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals across the world'' as an important contribution to EU reporting at the High Level Political Forum in 2019. The Council…
SWIM and Horizon 2020

About the Closing Conference of the EU funded SWIM and Horizon 2020 Support Mechanism

08 July 2019
The Closing Conference of the EU funded SWIM and Horizon 2020 Support Mechanism (SWIM-H2020 SM) was held on the 8th of April 2019, in Brussels, Belgium. During the meeting the SWIM-H2020 SM results, achievements and lessons learned were presented and discussed. The Project’s contribution to reduced…