HR/VP Federica Mogherini

Statement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy

13 September 2019
On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy, the European Union reaffirms its commitment towards democracy as a fundamental right of every human being. Every woman and every man has to be free to participate to the political, economic and social life of her or his country. No one should…
EU WHO

Vaccination: European Commission and World Health Organization join forces to promote the benefits of vaccines

13 September 2019
The European Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO) co-hosted the world's first Global Vaccination Summit in Brussels. The aim is to accelerate global action to stop the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases, and advocate against the spread of vaccine misinformation worldwide. Opening…
UfM

EU/Southern neighbourhood: Union for the Mediterranean focus group to discuss the development of its youth strategy

13 September 2019
Taking advantage of the unique space for exchange, peer-learning, cooperation and networking that the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe’s University on Youth and Development offers, the UfM Secretariat aims at convening a focus group during the 20th edition of the event that is taking…
Europol

The European Union’s law enforcement agency: Europol's Director visit Israel to discuss future cooperation

13 September 2019
On 10-11 September Wil van Gemert, Deputy Executive Director of Europol, visited the Israeli National Police in Jerusalem special operational units in Lod to discuss future cooperation. The Working Arrangement between Europol Israel was signed in July 2018 to expand cooperation to combat cross-…
The EuroMed Women for Dialogue Forum

EuroMed Women for Dialogue Forum: giving more visibility to women who fight cultural and gender stereotypes

13 September 2019
The EuroMed Women for Dialogue Forum was held on 11-12 September in Amman, Jordan, to promote renewed images of women as agents of intercultural dialogue in the region, and to counter prevailing stereotypes that still hamper women's full participation and potential in their societies. Organized by…
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Palestine : EU issues statement to recall its position regarding changes to pre-1967 borders

12 September 2019
The Office of the EU Representative in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has published the following statement on its Facebook page: “As reaffirmed in numerous Foreign Affairs Council conclusions, the EU will not recognise any changes to the pre-1967 borders including with regard to Jerusalem, other…
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Israel: EU takes part in World Summit on Counter-terrorism

12 September 2019
European Commissioner for the Security Union, Sir Julian King, addressed the World Summit on Counter-terrorism held by the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism at IDC Herzilya, Israel on 10 September remarking: “The EU can only address the terrorist threat by joining our efforts and…
Ursula von der Leyen

The von der Leyen Commission: for a Union that strives for more

11 September 2019
Yesterday, President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her team and the new structure of the next European Commission. The new College of Commissioners will have eight Vice-Presidents. Three Executive Vice-Presidents (Frans Timmermans, Netherlands; Margrethe Vestager, Denmark; Valdis…
ETF

The European Training Foundation: Skills and sustainable development goals in Arab countries

05 September 2019
The Middle East and North Africa Public Administration Research (MENAPAR) network is organising a conference in Ifrane, Morocco, from 28-31 of October, to discuss how Arab countries are delivering on the SGDs and what is the role of skills development and government support in this process, among…
ETF

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…