Youth and civil society commit to strengthening practical cooperation and development in the Mediterranean

Youth and civil society commit to strengthening practical cooperation and development in the Mediterranean

24 May 2019
The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) hosted the Regional Conference “Shared Views on key issues in the Mediterranean” on 22-23 May in Barcelona. More than 100 representatives of the civil society and youth organisations were brought together to discuss how to best address environmental,…
#EUMed4Business

‘EU MED means business': entrepreneurs from Southern Neighbourhood set out priorities for action to boost growth and jobs

22 May 2019
The European Commission organised a first edition of ‘EU Med means business' – Shaping the future of entrepreneurship in the South' on 21-22 May in Brussels with parallel events in Tunis (Tunisia), Cairo (Egypt), Irdib (Jordan) and Rabat (Morocco). Some 150 young entrepreneurs, economic leaders…
Civil society and youth’s views for an inclusive and sustainable future in the Mediterranean

Civil society and youth’s views for an inclusive and sustainable future in the Mediterranean

21 May 2019
100 representatives of civil society, youth organisations and non-state actors from the Euro-Mediterranean will meet to discuss regional challenges during the UfM Regional Dialogue on “Shared views on key issues in the Mediterranean”, which will take place on 22-23 May 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.…
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Union for the Mediterranean promotes the Mediterranean Diet as a tool to support sustainable development in the region

20 May 2019
The second World Conference on the Revitalization of the Mediterranean Diet, organised by CIHEAM Bari and the Forum on Mediterranean Food Cultures and under the auspices of the UfM, has promoted the Mediterranean diet as a lever for bridging consumption and production, in a sustainable and healthy…
Reporting On Migration Course

Discover the EU-funded Open Media Hub "Reporting On Migration" online Course

17 May 2019
The EU-funded Open Media Hub Reporting On Migration online Course is still running. The aim of this course is to ensure journalists have a basic firm understanding of the complex issues of migration, refugees, and human trafficking and their impact on the politics, economics, demographics,…
#RaiseYourPencil Campaign

Education in Emergencies: EU announces record humanitarian funding for 2019 and launches #RaiseYourPencil Campaign

16 May 2019
The European Commission has announced an unprecedented €164 million for Education in Emergencies projects in 2019. Together with international and Belgian celebrities as well as around 400 students, the Commission has launched a social media campaign to raise awareness and solidarity among young…
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Declaration by the HR Mogherini, on behalf of the EU, on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

16 May 2019
On the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the European Union reiterates its unswerving commitment to promoting and protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons. The EU continues its fight against impunity for…
EU Libya

Libya: Foreign Affairs Council statement

14 May 2019
The Council discussed the situation in Libya and adopted the following statement: (...) The EU calls on all parties to immediately implement a ceasefire and to engage with the United Nations to ensure a full and comprehensive cessation of hostilities. It also calls on them to dissociate…
EU Human rights and democracy

Human rights and democracy in the world: The 2018 EU annual report is adopted

14 May 2019
On 13 May 2019, the Council adopted the EU annual report on human rights and democracy in the world for 2018. The report noted that in 2018 the EU remained at the forefront of the protection and promotion of human rights in a rapidly changing geopolitical landscape. The EU engaged in activities…
#OPENMediaHub

The EU-funded OPEN Media Hub produces a video on a Libyan journalist persecuted for her work

10 May 2019
Watch the story of Laila Al Mughraby, a Libyan journalist, photographer, and media and human rights defender persecuted for her work but never giving up on challenging stereotypes and prejudice against women. The complete story by Taha Krewi, with English transcript and a download link is available…