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For a torture-free world: Council reinforces EU policy towards third countries on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment

17 September 2019
The Council adopted the following conclusions on the revised Guidelines on EU policy towards third countries on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment: "1. The Council welcomes the Guidelines on EU Policy Towards Third Countries on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or…
HR/VP Federica Mogherini

Statement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy

13 September 2019
On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy, the European Union reaffirms its commitment towards democracy as a fundamental right of every human being. Every woman and every man has to be free to participate to the political, economic and social life of her or his country. No one should…
EU WHO

Vaccination: European Commission and World Health Organization join forces to promote the benefits of vaccines

13 September 2019
The European Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO) co-hosted the world's first Global Vaccination Summit in Brussels. The aim is to accelerate global action to stop the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases, and advocate against the spread of vaccine misinformation worldwide. Opening…
The EuroMed Women for Dialogue Forum

EuroMed Women for Dialogue Forum: giving more visibility to women who fight cultural and gender stereotypes

13 September 2019
The EuroMed Women for Dialogue Forum was held on 11-12 September in Amman, Jordan, to promote renewed images of women as agents of intercultural dialogue in the region, and to counter prevailing stereotypes that still hamper women's full participation and potential in their societies. Organized by…
Ursula von der Leyen

The von der Leyen Commission: for a Union that strives for more

11 September 2019
Yesterday, President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her team and the new structure of the next European Commission. The new College of Commissioners will have eight Vice-Presidents. Three Executive Vice-Presidents (Frans Timmermans, Netherlands; Margrethe Vestager, Denmark; Valdis…
#EU4Egypt

The EU in Egypt with International Organization for Migration launched the regional "Joint Initiative For Migrant Protection And Reintegration in North Africa"

10 September 2019
The European Union in Egypt together with International Organization for Migration launched the regional "Joint Initiative For Migrant Protection And Reintegration in North Africa". The initiative assists migrants who decide to willingly return to their countries of origin to do so in a safe and…
#EUinEgypt

EU in Egypt 12th photography competition celebrates Egyptian women champions

10 September 2019
The European Union (EU) Delegation to Egypt launches its photography competition for the 12th year in a row. The competition is considered as part of the EU support to the Egyptian cultural scene and in promoting talents, as well as highlighting the various activities under the bilateral…
#BackToSchool #EU4YOUth

The EU launches the "Back To School" EU4YOUth challenge

09 September 2019
Join the #BackToSchool #EU4YOUth challenge and post your childhood photo. Tell us about an achievement, which you haven't even dreamed of back then, but which became possible later on - with a little help from the EU! Don’t forget to use the #BackToSchool and #EU4YOUth hashtags. Read more…
ETF

European Training Foundation: Skills dimensions of migration to promote decent employment for all

04 September 2019
In 2017 an estimated 258 million people were living in a country other than their country of birth, up from 173 million in 2000 and often they do not enjoy decent work conditions. Moreover, the simultaneous inflows and outflows of migration are experienced today by more countries. In this context…
WorldSkills

EU neighbours taking centre stage at WorldSkills supported by The European Training Foundation

30 August 2019
Seven countries neighbouring the European Union (Armenia, Belarus, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Palestine, Russia) took active part in WorldSkills, an international competition where young people (17-24 years old) demonstrate their vocational skills – from joinery to floristry; hairdressing to…