Call for experts: implementation of the EU’s Anti-torture Regulation

Call for experts: implementation of the EU’s Anti-torture Regulation

The European Commission’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments launches a call for experts to provide technical expertise in support of the implementation of the

25 years of Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM), 25 centuries of exchanges between Europeans and Asians

25 years of Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM), 25 centuries of exchanges between Europeans and Asians

From the way we dress, communicate and share ideas, from the goods we buy and trade and the bonds we forge, we, Europeans and Asians, all interrelate. For centuries, we have inspired each other and developed strong commercial and political networks across our continents.

Solar streetlights to make residents of Janaale, Somalia, safe at night

Solar streetlights to make residents of Janaale, Somalia, safe at night

On 8 February 2021, new streetlights were installed in the town of Janaale, situated in the Lower Shabelle Region of Somalia, offering its residents the possibility to feel safe and secure at night. The 50 new solar-powered streetlights were installed along two kilometres of roads in Janaale.

Addressing the COVID-19 infodemic: launch of new resource-hub for fact-checkers in Latin America and the Caribbean

Addressing the COVID-19 infodemic: launch of new resource-hub for fact-checkers in Latin America and the Caribbean

False or misleading information on the Coronavirus can drive societies apart and is a threat to public health. Access to reliable information remains key in responding to the pandemic and needs to be ensured at all levels of society – from governments, public health authorities, civil society to citizens.

Building trust in conflict-affected areas: launch of COVID-19 global platform for practitioners

Building trust in conflict-affected areas: launch of COVID-19 global platform for practitioners

Knowledge sharing, communication, and collaboration on best practices in response to Coronavirus in fragile and conflict-affected contexts is crucial for building trust and a sustainable response to the pandemic.

10 years of turning EU foreign policy into action

10 years of turning EU foreign policy into action

The European Commission’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) was established 10 years ago. A virtual event celebrating its 10th anniversary took place at the end of January 2021, bringing together FPI staff from around the world and high-level guests including High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Ilze Juhansone, Secretary-General of the European Commission.

Urgent support to the earthquake-affected Health Centre Bihać in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Urgent support to the earthquake-affected Health Centre Bihać in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The European Union provided urgent support to a health centre in Bosnia and Herzegovina, severely affected during the recent earthquake with an epicentre near Zagreb at the end of December 2020. This is part of a wider EU support to the region.

Connecting cultural organisations and artists from the EU and around the world: new website launched

Connecting cultural organisations and artists from the EU and around the world: new website launched

When cultural practitioners and artists connect, they share ideas, creativity and practices. Cultural exchanges can be a vehicle to learn from each other and to contribute to a more tolerant global society.

Annual EU Anti-torture Regulation Reports adopted

Annual EU Anti-torture Regulation Reports adopted

The European Commission adopted earlier this week two reports in the framework of the EU ‘Anti-Torture’ Regulation: one on export authorizations and another one on the activities and consultations of the Anti-Torture Coordination Group.

 

Strong contribution to EU’s human rights actions worldwide

Strong contribution to EU’s human rights actions worldwide

On the occasion of the Human Rights Day celebrated every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in 1948, the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments contributes to EU’s strong commitment to promoting and protecting human rights in

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