#WorldWaterDay

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU to commemorate the World Water Day

22 March 2019
On World Water Day, we remember how much access to sufficient, safe, drinkable, physically accessible and affordable water is precondition for a decent life. The fundamental human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation apply to every human being and are fully recognised and backed by the EU…
EU Ambassador Surkoš

Egypt: The EU's conference on "Enhancing Bilateral and Regional Cooperation on Labour Mobility in the Mediterranean Region"

21 March 2019
The European Union and the Egyptian Foreign Ministry launched a two-day conference on "Strengthening bilateral and regional cooperation on labour mobility in the Mediterranean region" in Cairo. EU Ambassador Surkoš stressed the importance of cooperation and dialogue among the various parties…
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

EU Declaration on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21 March 2019
This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the entry into force of the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). The Convention has proven to be an effective tool, by holding Governments accountable to their citizens and on the international…
EU Israel

EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety in an official visit in Israel

18 March 2019
Last week, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis arrived for an official visit in Israel. He visited Yad Vashem: World Holocaust Center, Jerusalem, and had meetings with Deputy Minister for Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to discuss EU-Israel…
Migration Media Award 2019: Call for applications launched

Migration Media Award 2019: Call for applications launched

14 March 2019
The Call for submissions for the Migration Media Award, aimed at showcasing and awarding journalistic excellence in the Euro-Mediterranean region, has been launched. It is for the third time that journalists reporting on migration have the chance to receive the EU-funded award. The 2019 edition…
EU-funded FEMISE

EU-funded FEMISE concludes strategic partnership for women in the Mediterranean with Altafemina and “Institut de la Méditerranée”

11 March 2019
FEMISE, Altafemina and “Institut de la Méditerranée” are committed actors in their efforts to contribute to inclusive development models, to advocate values of diversity and solidarity and are aware of the need to pool resources to act for strengthening women’s engagement in the Mediterranean. This…
European Parliament

EU external action: more funds for human rights, development and climate change for 2021-2027

08 March 2019
This week, the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs and Development committees adopted their joint position on the proposed Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI). The new financial instrument would, once agreed by both Parliament and EU ministers, channel the…
#EU4Israel #EU4Women #Womensday #InspiredByHer

The EU Ambassador to Israel hosted an event bringing EU and Israeli women leaders together

08 March 2019
The EU Ambassador to Israel Emanuele Giaufret, hosted an event in Jerusalem bringing women leaders from the ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) community with women EU Ambassadors serving in Israel. The event was attended by Ambassadors from France, Germany, Ireland, Cyprus, Malta, Denmark and Slovenia. Women…
ETF

European Training Foundation analysis on education trends in the European neighbourhood

08 March 2019
The study – which focuses on countries such as Algeria, Belarus, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Moldova, Palestine and Ukraine – highlights a striking trend: In all countries, women participate less than men in vocational education. Given the increase of employability that this type of education offers,…
Federica Mogherini

Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the inter-parliamentary committee meeting on "Women's Power in Politics"

08 March 2019
(…) If you only see sixty, seventy years old white men in ties and the society does not look that way, you might feel a certain distance that might translate into a lack of trust, or a lack of confidence or a lack of identification. I believe we are serving not only girls' dreams, not only…