Healing, Resilience and Nonviolent Empowerment for violence-affected children in Tripoli

Removing Stress and Breaking Cycles of Violence: 100 new Youth Peace Ambassadors spreading unique peace approach in Lebanon

04 December 2019
“I was alive before just because I had to, but now I live because I have a goal: I want to leave my print on the society and spread peace.” (Youth Peace Ambassador) The International Association for Human Values (IAHV), working in 20+ conflict zones around the world and renowned for brokering…
MAJALAT Civil Society Forum opened today in Brussels

MAJALAT Civil Society Forum opened today in Brussels

02 December 2019
More than 160 representatives from around 130 civil society organizations, the majority of which coming from the South of the Mediterranean region gathered this morning, with European representatives, for the second Majalat Brussels Civil Forum. This forum, co-funded by the European Commission, is…
MAJALAT Brussels Civil Society Forum : unique regional initiative to strengthen dialogue between EU and Southern Mediterranean civil society organisations

MAJALAT Brussels Civil Society Forum: unique regional initiative to strengthen dialogue between EU and Southern Mediterranean civil society organisations

30 November 2019
The second edition of the MAJALAT Brussels Civil Society Forum, which is taking place on 2-3 December 2019, aims to contribute to the creation of a forum for exchange between civil society organizations and EU representatives on issues that are essential for South-South civil society and for the EU…
President-elect von der Leyen

Speech by President-elect von der Leyen in the European Parliament Plenary on the occasion of the presentation of her College of Commissioners and their programme

28 November 2019
Mr President, Honourable Members,  Exactly thirty years ago, today - the 27th of November, the clock strikes twelve.Church bells ring. Sirens blare. Workers down tools. Factories, mines and shops empty as the streets fill up with dance and hope. The historic two-hour general strike in the middle…
EU-funded Majalat video competition : 19 young talents reached the final

EU-funded Majalat video competition: 19 young talents reached the final

28 November 2019
Some 35 participants from 8 countries in the southern Mediterranean region registered for the Majalat video contest "Zooming in on Civil Society." Nineteen young talents reached the final competition. Selected by a professional jury from the region, the first 3 winners will be announced during the…
European Parliament elects the von der Leyen Commission

European Parliament elects the von der Leyen Commission

28 November 2019
In a roll call vote that took place at noon on Wednesday, MEPs approved the new College of Commissioners with 461 votes in favour, 157 against and 89 abstentions. During her opening statement, European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen reiterated many of the commitments she made in…
Second EU-South Mediterranean Civil Society Forum to take place next week in Brussels

Second EU-South Mediterranean Civil Society Forum to take place next week in Brussels

22 November 2019
More than 160 representatives from around 130 civil society organizations, the majority of which coming from the South of the Mediterranean region, will gather, with European representatives, for the second MAJALAT Civil Society Forum (Brussels, December 2-3). Supported by the European Union (DG…
Universal Children's Day celebration

Statement by HR/VP Mogherini on the occasion of Universal Children's Day

19 November 2019
On the occasion of Universal Children's Day on 20 November, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy stated the following : "This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - the most widely…
10th anniversary of EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

EU Charter of Fundamental Rights marks its 10th anniversary

11 November 2019
On 1 December 2019, the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights will celebrate its 10th anniversary since it became legally binding, with the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty on 1 December 2009. To mark this anniversary, the European Commission, together with the Finnish Presidency of the Council of…
Ljubljana Creative Forum 2019 to link the Southern Mediterranean and the Western Balkans through creativity

Ljubljana Creative Forum 2019 to link the Southern Mediterranean and the Western Balkans through creativity

05 November 2019
The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is co-organizing the second edition of Creative Forum Ljubljana together with the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH commissioned by BMZ. This Forum is the only platform that links…