EDD13 will take place in Brussels (Tour & Taxi) on 26 – 27 November. Live web-streaming of all sessions in the three main auditoriums will be available online in French, English and in the speakers’ native language.
Healthy and educated children and young people are an opportunity for increasing their country's economic growth. That is why children's rights, such as health, education and social protection, as well as combating discrimination, child labour and human trafficking, are at the heart of EU's Development Policy. Over the last decade, thanks to EU funding, almost 14 million pupils could go to primary school, 18.3 million children under one year were immunised against measles, and over 7.5 million births were attended by skilled health workers, saving the lives of mothers and babies.
Around €1 billion will be made available to support the development efforts of Central Asian countries between 2014-2020, has today announced EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs.
This video is a compilation of 5 different projects supported by the EU in Myanmar, being published at the occasion of the EU-Task Force which takes place on 13-15 November. Commissioner Piebalgs is already on the spot, together with High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, Vice President Tajani (responsible for Enterprise) and Commissioner Cioloş (responsible for Agriculture and Rural development).
EU Development Commissioner Piebalgs has announced €10 million of additional EU aid for the rehabilitation of Typhoon Haiyan-affected areas. The new funds come as a proof that the EU is looking at the fastest and most effective link between relief and rehabilitation to benefit the people on the ground within the shortest possible delay.
European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, announced new EU funds of eight million euros to contribute to the economic and social recovery of conflict-affected areas in Mindanao (The Philippines). The announced 8 million euros contribution for Mindanao will be channelled through the Mindanao Trust Fund and will support activities to promote confidence-building, peace and demand-driven governance.
M. Andris Piebalgs, Commissaire européen chargé du développement, annoncera aujourd'hui l'attribution, pour la période 2014-2020, d'une aide bilatérale au Burkina Faso pouvant aller jusqu'à 623 millions d'euros. Ensuite, le Commissaire visitera le Tchad, où il annoncera un appui de 442 millions d'euros pour les mêmes années.
La sécurité alimentaire, les secteurs sociaux, les infrastructures routières ainsi que la sécurité et la stabilité intérieure seront les secteurs sur lesquels l'aide au développement de l'Union Européen au Niger se concentrera durant la période 2014-2020. La somme des fonds octroyés au pays pour ces années sera de 542 millions d'euros, sous réserve de l'approbation définitive par le Conseil et le Parlement européen.
Le Commissaire européen au Développement, Andris Piebalgs a annoncé aujourd'hui un nouveau soutien au Mali de 615 millions d'euros (sujet à l'approbation du Parlement européen et du Conseil) entre 2014 et 2020. Le nouveau soutien se focalisera sur la réforme de l'Etat, la sécurité alimentaire, l'éducation et la construction de la route reliant Gao, Kidal à la frontière algérienne.
Significant new EU funding of €5 billion is expected to be unveiled today for the Sahel region (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Chad) for the period 2014 and 2020. The announcement will be made as EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, travels to the region with UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, World Bank President, Dr Jim Yong Kim, and other high level development partners (the visit starts tonight).
A new report published today lays out the progress by the EU and its Member States in ensuring that their action in areas such as trade, agriculture, security or migration is in line with the goal of overcoming poverty in developing countries (which is known as Policy Coherence for Development (PCD)).