Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, North Africa Window

EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa: new actions of almost €150 million to tackle human smuggling, protect vulnerable people and stabilise communities in North Africa

12 December 2019
The European Union – via the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, North Africa Window - adopted four new migration-related actions totalling €147.7 million that will support Morocco in tackling human smuggling and irregular migration; improve the living conditions in Libyan communities and protect…
EU-funded Cybersouth Judicial Network holds first meeting

EU-funded Cybersouth Judicial Network holds first meeting

11 December 2019
The Council of Europe, within the framework of the EU-funded CyberSouth project and with the support of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Portugal, organised the first meeting of Cyber South Judicial Network that took place on 3-4 December 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. Benefiting from the experience…
Council of Europe seminar to enhance support to local youth engagement in peace processes in the Euro-Med region

Council of Europe seminar to enhance support to local youth engagement in peace processes in the Euro-Med region

11 December 2019
On 5-6 December 2019 in Sweimeh, Jordan, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe organised, with the support of the EU-funded South Programme III, a follow-up seminar to the Lisbon Forum 2018 which called upon international agencies, national governments and local authorities to urgently…
"Human Rights Wall of Contemplation" - Lebanon

Lebanon: The European Union and MACAM Unveil the "Human Rights Wall of Contemplation"

11 December 2019
On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, the European Union and the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (MACAM) unveiled the completed "Human Rights Wall of Contemplation" to the public. A 60m long "Human Rights Wall of Contemplation" shows street art and graffiti panels by 12 artists…
EU-funded project takes part in Arab partnership meeting for disaster risk reduction

EU-funded project takes part in Arab partnership meeting for disaster risk reduction

10 December 2019
EU-funded PPRD South 3 is attending the 4th Arab Partnership Meeting for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) that is taking place on 9-10 December 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. Organised by the UNDRR regional office for Arab States, this bi-annual Arab Partnership for DRR meetings aim to create a forum for…
The EU stands up for human rights

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on Human Rights Day

10 December 2019
We celebrate this year the 10th anniversary of the Charter of the Fundamental Rights and the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Yet these rights continue to be challenged around the world. In particular, children and youth continue to be the main victims of human…
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Making migrant return and reintegration a success: International Organization for Migration launches global tool with EU support

09 December 2019
With support from the EU, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched the Return and Reintegration Platform, a global tool that aims at disseminating knowledge and good practices in the field of migrant return and reintegration. The platform is intended to share knowledge,…
EU helps Libya combat organised crime

EU helps Libya combat organised crime

05 December 2019
After several months of intensive work with the Libyan law enforcement authorities represented in the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID), the General Administration for Anti-Narcotic (ANGA), the Libyan Interpol office, General Administration for Border Security (GABS), the approval was given…
HR/VP Josep Borrell

HR/VP Josep Borrell: A stronger European Union within a better, greener and safer world

02 December 2019
On 1 December, Josep Borrell assumed the post of EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission. " I am privileged and honoured to take up the role of the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and…
European Endowment for Democracy to shed light on civil society’s role in Tunisia

European Endowment for Democracy to shed light on civil society’s role in Tunisia

02 December 2019
The European Endowment for Democracy is organising a panel discussion on civil society’s role within the new Tunisian political reality. The event is to be held on 4 December in Brussels, Belgium. This year’s presidential and parliamentary elections have changed Tunisia’s political landscape with…