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…
Ministerial Regional Forum of the UfM

Union for the Mediterranean Regional Forum: focus on regional cooperation and environmental changes

11 October 2019
Co-chaired by EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Jordan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, the 4th edition of the Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) took place on 10 October 2019, in Barcelona, Spain.  “ We cannot be multilateral alone.…
MedECC - Risks associated to climate and environmental changes in the mediterranean region

UfM scientific assessment report : Risks associated to climate and environmental changes in the mediterranean region

11 October 2019
Recent accelerated climate change has exacerbated existing environmental problems in the Mediterranean Basin that are caused by the combination of changes in land use, increasing pollution and declining biodiversity. In most impact domains (such as water, ecosystems, food, health and security),…
EUPOL COPPS

Palestine: EU Police and Rule of Law Mission supports capacity building trainings for Correction and Rehabilitation Centres Officers

11 October 2019
Palestinian Civil Police (PCP) Special Police Force (SPF) is currently running a joint project with the Correction and Rehabilitation Centres Department (CRCD) in order to enhance their capabilities in several fields such as self-defence, crowd control, first aid and human rights. This project is…
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…
FEMISE Research Paper FEM43-17 – The economic contribution of immigration on Europe: Fresh evidence from a “hybrid” quantile regression model

FEMISE Research Paper FEM43-17 – The economic contribution of immigration on Europe: Fresh evidence from a “hybrid” quantile regression model

10 October 2019
Both forced and voluntary migration have become one of the core concerns in the public debate in many important receiving countries as Europe over the past few years. The contemporary refugee crisis and the noticeable changes in migration trends and policies led the authors to reconsider the…
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…
European Union

European Union and Council of Europe together against death penalty

09 October 2019
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe have published a joint declaration to mark the European and World Day against the Death Penalty on 10 October. Joint statement firmly reiterate both organisations’ opposition to the…