Coronavirus: EU global response to fight the pandemic

Coronavirus: EU global response to fight the pandemic

08 April 2020
On Wednesday 8 April, the European Commission and the High Representative set out plans for a robust and targeted EU response to support partner countries' efforts in tackling the coronavirus pandemic. The EU's collective action will focus on addressing the immediate health crisis and resulting…
“ Ecological Challenges in the Eyes of Mediterranean Youth”: an overview of the ecological challenges in the Mediterranean region

“ Ecological Challenges in the Eyes of Mediterranean Youth”: an overview of the ecological challenges in the Mediterranean region

30 March 2020
The EU-funded Technical Assistance regional Programme Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality published a video titled “ Ecological Challenges in the Eyes of Mediterranean Youth” which provides an overview of the ecological challenges that the Mediterranean region is facing today and what role the…
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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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…
Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2020: Four days to go

Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2020: Four days to go

19 March 2020
Applications for the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2020 are open until 22 March. The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize recognises and celebrates excellence in reporting on sustainable development issues. The prize also gives a voice to those whose vital message is often overlooked or ignored. It was created…
5+5 Dialogue Ministers of Foreign Affairs link migration and development

5+5 Dialogue Ministers of Foreign Affairs link migration and development

19 March 2020
Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Secretaries of State from the member countries of the 5+5 Dialogue gathered in Marrakech in early March to discuss the migration and development issue in the Western Mediterranean, with representatives from the European Union (EU), the African Union (AU), the Union…
COVID-19: Temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU

COVID-19: Temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU

19 March 2020
EU Leaders agreed to temporary restriction of non-essential travel from third countries into the EU area for 30 days. Any possible prolongation of this period should be assessed depending on further developments. The temporary travel restriction foresees exemptions for nationals of all EU Member…
COVID-19: European Union supports repatriation of EU citizens from Morocco

COVID-19: European Union supports repatriation of EU citizens from Morocco

18 March 2020
The European Union is working on all fronts to assist European citizens across the world who are affected by travel issues due to the COVID-19 outbreak. High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell spoke to Morocco Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita on Sunday, 15 March, to address the situation…
Commission statement on the European Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism

Commission statement on the European Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism

11 March 2020
On the occasion of the 16th European Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism, the Commission has issued the following statement: “ Today, we remember and honour all victims of terrorist atrocities, and we stand by those who grieve and those who endure the physical and psychological wounds of…