External action instruments 2014-2020
Type: Archives [short]
End production: 06/12/2011 First transmission: 07/12/2011
As part of the Multiannual Financial Framework for 2014-2020, the Commission will adopt legislative proposals for nine geographic and thematic external action instruments. They follow the architecture of instruments presented by the Commission in the Communication ‘A budget for Europe 2020’ issued on 29 June 2011.
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||Exterior of Usratana Vocational Centre for the Disabled, Dar Al Salam, Omdurman; Close up of surgery sign; Close up of plaster cast being moulded to limb of disabled child; Cutaway of children playing; Close up of physiotherapy sign; Disabled child attending a physiotherapy session with OVCI physiotherapist; Mid shot of children at centre; Women and children outside clinic; Close up of clinic sign; Doctor carrying out a child's medical check up; Exterior of bakery; Bread being made and baked; Sudan, 07/2011 (22 shots)
The EU has helped finance the Usratana Vocational Centre for disabled in the neighbourhood of Dar Al Salam in Omdurman. The project is a partnership between the EU, the Sudanese Usratana Association for disabled children and the Italian NGO OVCI. The centre is seen as an investment in the future of disabled people and aims to help empower them to contribute better to their own well being.
||People crossing Mpazi ravine; Houses near ravine; People crossing and washing in Mpazi ravine; Houses and people near the ravine; Sign showing ravine restoration work; Blacksmiths; Mid shot of road bridge over the Mpazi ravine; New road surface and people walking; People crossing Mpazi ravine; Wide shot of rice fields in Huye district; Sign by road; Exterior of the PEPAPS (Southern Province Drinking Water and Sanitation Project) office in Huye district This safe water and sanitation programme partly financed by the European Union helps to develop a sustainable local water supply in the Gisagara, Huye and Nyaruguru districts of the Southern Province of Rwanda. The expansion of a safe water supply infrastructure is achieved through the rehabilitation of existing pipe networks and the construction of new ones. Over 700 km of pipes using a gravitational system will provide at least 1 water tap every 500 metres. The project also develops sanitation infrastructure through the construction of school latrines.
Meeting between PEPAPS staff and members of the EC Delegation based in Kigali; Countryside in Huye district; Mid shot of people collecting water; Pan right to left showing banana plantation and water storage facility; Village scenes; Runyinya primary school where PEPAPS have installed latrines; Water storage facility and people near tap; Countryside in Huye district; Water catchment and treatment area which, via filtration, produces water with a ph value of 7; Wide shot of countryside in Huye district; Rwanda, 2010 (30 shots)
The Mpazi ravine restoration project is located between the area of Kigali called Nyarugenge and Mount Kigali. Unplanned settlements on both slopes of the ravine eliminated natural vegetation and increased the volume of surface water and led to erosion of the ravine bed. The EU financed the restoration project and pursued the double goal of the prevention of further degradation of the area and facilitating the socio-economic reintegration of demobilised combatants and other vulnerable individuals. In addition, a number of the paved roads in the area have been modernised.
||Wide shot of people working on 'bench terraces' in Rulindo district, Northern Rwanda; People working on bench terraces; Driving shot showing countryside in Rulindo district; Sign indicating bench terraces in Rulindo district; People planting maize on bench terraces; Wide shot 'bench terraces' in Rulindo district; Mid shot coffee plant flowering (2 shots) Coffee is a very important cash crop for Rwanda. The aim of EU support is to help re-launch cash crop agriculture after the 1994 genocide which reduced exports and decreased land use. An improvement in the quality of coffee will lead to a better share of profits between producers cooperatives and exporters; Sign for coffee processing facility Rulindo district, where the coffee is washed and the husks removed prior to drying; Sorting and weighing coffee beans prior to washing; Washing coffee beans, Rwanda, 2010 (20 shots)
Rwanda has to cope with rapid soil erosion due to overgrazing or unsuitable cultivation. Nationally 40% of land in Rwanda is at risk of erosion. Bench terraces are considered to be the best way to reduce soil erosion and increase agricultural production. Over the last 10 years, a number of bench terracing projects using labour intensive works have been implemented and funded by different donors including the EU.
||Disaster training exercise to counter the risk of flooding, near Kasache village, Haiti, 12/2009 (6 shots)
||Emergency evacuation exercise continues in school refuge, in La Ciénaga quarter, Santo Domingo. Ambulance arrives, "injured" are treated, and workers restrain a "distraught relative", Haiti, 12/2009 (4 shots)
As the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15) approaches, this report brings testimony and analysis from the frontline of climate change. From Africa, South-East Asia and the Caribbean come stories of how lives are being affected, and what the challenge means for humanitarian aid.
||Humanitarian aid sent by the German Red Cross and the Haitian Red Cross is unloaded from a plane, Haiti (5 shots)
||Telecoms sans Frontières 065237, Haiti, 12/2009 (6 shots)
||Exterior of building site of new hospital and sign; Building site; Building in progress; Saint-Lucia, 2010 (17 shots)
s:Victoria Hospital, Castrie a new national hospital is due to be completed at the end of 2011. The EU has funded the building through the EDF (European Development Fund) to the tune of 37 million euro. This is the biggest EU contract in the whole of the Caribbean. The new Victoria hospital in Castries will become a poly clinic. The new hospital should have around 120 beds and 2 operating theatres.