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European Training Foundation: Skills dimensions of migration to promote decent employment for all

04 September 2019
In 2017 an estimated 258 million people were living in a country other than their country of birth, up from 173 million in 2000 and often they do not enjoy decent work conditions. Moreover, the simultaneous inflows and outflows of migration are experienced today by more countries. In this context…
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2020 EU budget: Council supports continued focus on growth, innovation, security and migration

03 September 2019
The Council wants the EU's budget to continue to focus on strengthening the European economy and boosting its competitiveness. Other priorities include ensuring sufficient funding for migration and the protection of the EU's external borders, strengthening civil protection, tackling climate change…
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EU neighbours taking centre stage at WorldSkills supported by The European Training Foundation

30 August 2019
Seven countries neighbouring the European Union (Armenia, Belarus, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Palestine, Russia) took active part in WorldSkills, an international competition where young people (17-24 years old) demonstrate their vocational skills – from joinery to floristry; hairdressing to…
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European Training foundation growing support to EU East and South Neighbourhood

23 July 2019
Each year, the ETF supports the European Commission services and EU Delegations in the field of human capital development at bilateral and regional level in the Enlargement, Neighbourhood (East and South) and the Central Asian regions. ETF’s support to EU external assistance is targeted to the…
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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…
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The EU launched its EU Aid for Trade Progress Report 2019

10 July 2019
On the occasion of the 7th Global Aid for Trade Review at the WTO in Geneva, from 3 to 5 July 2019, the EU is pleased to launch its EU Aid for Trade Progress Report 2019 as a contribution to the Aid for Trade initiative and as an illustration of EU support to partner countries’ trade and productive…
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Horizon 2020: The EU Commission invests €11 billion in new ways to address societal challenges and boost jobs and growth

03 July 2019
The European Commission announced how it will spend the last and biggest annual share of €11 billion of the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020. In this final year the Commission will focus on fewer and crucial topics such as climate change, clean energy, plastics,…
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The European Investment Bank: EUR 3.4 billion for new investment in business, innovation, agriculture and tourism

16 May 2019
The Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) approved a total of EUR 3.4 billion of new financing that will strengthen research and innovation and enable companies to expand and improve access to water, transport, and education. This will support new projects in 17 countries.…
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Europe remains the world's biggest development donor – €74.4 billion in 2018

11 April 2019
The European Union and its Member States continued to be the world's leading provider of official development assistance in 2018 and stepped up their efforts directed at developing countries. This was confirmed by the OECD's Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) in their latest report on…
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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,…