Visit of José Manuel Barroso to Colombia: visit to BENPOSTA for the handing ceremony of Peace Nobel Award to Colombia's children
After being awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize ® in 2012, the EU decided to dedicate the prize money for humanitarian projects to help children affected by conflict with education. During his visit to Colombia on 12 December 2013, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, officially delivered 500,000 euros under the EU Children of Peace initiative.
EU Children of Peace was created by the EU in 2012. Through the initiative, the EU has invested the Nobel Peace Prize ® money in projects providing 28,000 conflict-affected children with education, in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Promoting education is giving peace a chance to be a lasting peace and to turn "children of war" into "children of peace". SHOTLIST
Type: Report Reference: I-084799 Date: 12/12/2013 Duration: 03:18 DG:Directorate-General for CommunicationLocation:Bogotá Thesaurus: Child, Colombia, Education,European Commission - visits made Personalities:José Manuel Durão Barroso
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