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…
#DiscoverYourTalent #EUVocationalSkills

Announcement about the fourth edition of the European Vocational Skills Week

19 July 2019
The fourth edition of the European Vocational Skills Week, as announced by the Commissioner Ms. Marianne Thyssen, will take place from 14-18 October 2019 in Helsinki (Finland). Everyone with an interest in vocational education and training, both from the European Union and its neighbouring…
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…
Migration Media Award

32 EuroMed journalists selected for Migration Media Award

15 July 2019
The third edition of the Migration Media Award has selected 32 journalists from 12 countries to receive financial and mentoring support to produce stories contributing to a more balanced narrative on migration in the Euro-Mediterranean region. The four partners of the Migration Media Award…
#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…
David Sassoli,  the new president of the European Parliament

David Sassoli has been elected the new president of the European Parliament

04 July 2019
Italian SD member David Sassoli was elected as European Parliament president on 3 July following two rounds of voting. Sassoli, 63, received 345 votes out of 667 votes cast in the second ballot. He is a former TV journalist and has been an MEP since 2009. In his statement before the start of the…
Innovators and partners gathered in Cairo for a great round of events

EU-funded programme gathers Innovators and Partners in Cairo for a great round of events

02 July 2019
On June 19 to 20, 2019, Cairo hosted two major events initiated by ANIMA Investment Network in the framework of THE NEXT SOCIETY to support and spread the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Egypt and in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Organised by EU-funded ANIMA, the Technology…
EU Palestine

EU mobilises €21 million to support Palestine refugees via the UN Relief and Works Agency

27 June 2019
The European Commission will mobilise additional €21 million for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) on top of €82 million already paid into the programme budget this year to support vulnerable Palestine Refugees in the Middle East. The announcement was made at the UNRWA annual…
Landmark Summit of the Two Shores backs Anna Lindh Foundation call for investment in a Mediterranean generation

Landmark Summit of the Two Shores backs Anna Lindh Foundation call for investment in a Mediterranean generation

26 June 2019
The Anna Lindh Foundation took part on 23-24 June 2019 in the landmark “Summit of the Two Shores: Forum for the Mediterranean”. Hosted in Marseille, the Summit brought together heads of international organisations, civil society leaders and Ministers of Foreign Affairs of North Africa and European…