EU approves close to €240 million to strengthen resilience in neighbouring countries hosting Syrian refugees in light of the coronavirus pandemic

EU approves close to €240 million to strengthen resilience in neighbouring countries hosting Syrian refugees in light of the coronavirus pandemic

01 April 2020
The European Union is strengthening its support for refugees from Syria and vulnerable persons in Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon through a new package of almost €240 million, raising the total assistance via the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis to more than €2 billion. The new…
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange upcoming online course explores youth, peace and security

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange upcoming online course explores youth, peace and security

31 March 2020
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange is organising an Interactive Open Online Course on “Youth, Peace and Security” from 13 April to 7 May 2020. The deadline to send application is 5 April. This 4-week course introduces participants to core concepts of violence, conflict and peace and provides a space to…
“ 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…
The Coronavirus pandemic and the new world it is creating

The Coronavirus pandemic and the new world it is creating

27 March 2020
" COVID-19 will reshape our world. We don’t yet know when the crisis will end. But we can be sure that by the time it does, our world will look very different. How different will depend on the choices we make today ", writes the High Representative for Security and Foreign Policy Josep Borrell in a…
The European Union provides €82 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

The European Union provides €82 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

26 March 2020
The European Union is a strategic and predictable partner of UNRWA and a major provider of assistance to Palestine refugees, whose needs are met by the Agency.  With the provision of funding worth €82 million for 2020, the European Union will allow UNRWA to continue providing access to education…
Second Online Euro-Med Debate Competition: register before 29 march

Second Online Euro-Med Debate Competition: register before 29 march

26 March 2020
In the framework of the European Commission’s project Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange, and building up on the successful first edition in 2019, the second Online Euro-Med Debate Competition will be held on 18, 19, 25 and 26 April. The event brings together debate teams from diverse backgrounds and…
Masterclass: How to enrich online teaching activities in higher education through Virtual Exchanges

Masterclass: How to enrich online teaching activities in higher education through Virtual Exchanges

26 March 2020
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange has organised this morning a Masterclass to explore how activities can be offered to students and how they can be integrated in university courses and will present the practical opportunities offered by the European Union’s Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange initiative to engage…
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European Commission provides selection of online learning resources for learners, teachers and educators

26 March 2020
The outbreak of COVID-19 in Europe and necessary national measures taken to tackle the spread of the virus may cause significant disruption to the provision of education, training and mobility opportunities for learners, teachers and educators across the European Union. To help ensure continuity…
How EU-funded PPRD South 3 is facing the virus

How EU-funded PPRD South 3 is facing the virus

25 March 2020
The EU-funded PPRD South 3 has issued the following statement on its Facebook page: “(..) Because disasters know no borders, civil protections cooperation is crucial to sharing knowledge and joining efforts towards a coordinated response. Being prepared to face together this kind of situation is…
Human rights and democracy: a new Action Plan for new challenges

Human rights and democracy: a new Action Plan for new challenges

25 March 2020
Today, the European Commission and the High Representative set out the priorities and way ahead on Human rights and Democracy, adopting a Joint Communication and the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy for 2020-2024. Further, they put forward a joint proposal to the Council to act by…