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24/02/2017

European Union supports civil society's voice across Africa

On 23 December 2016, the EU signed six grant contracts for a total amount of € 20 million for projects supporting Civil Society participation in Pan-African issues, which will be implemented in 2017. The main aim is to support the...
24/02/2017

Kick-off of the GMES & Africa Support Programme in Addis Ababa

The kick-off of the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) and Africa Support Programme has taken place in Addis Ababa on 13-15 February 2017. The Programme is piloted by the African Union Commission, Department of Human...
22/02/2017

Press release – PanAfGeo - Launch of a training programme on an unprecedented scale for...

“PanAfGeo” for “Pan-African Support to the EuroGeoSurveys-Organisation of African Geological Surveys (EGS-OAGS) Partnership” is a project which supports the training of geoscientific staff from African Geological Surveys through the...
22/02/2017

Joint Press Release - GMES & Africa Kick-starts Continent-wide Information Sessions...

Kigali, 18 February 2017 – The Global Monitoring for environment and Security (GMES) and Africa, has begun a series of information sessions in the five regions of Africa, to sensitize stakeholders about guidelines on applying for its Grant...
01/02/2017

Wanted: Young Leaders in Energy

The Energy Access work stream of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership has launched a call for proposals and invites all Young Leaders in Africa and Europe to apply for the Young Leaders in Energy Access Award. Up to five Young Leaders in the...
31/01/2017

Encouraging gender equality in research: AU and EU award African scientists

On 24 January 2017, the Kwame Nkrumah Regional Awards for women 2016 were presented during the Opening Ceremony of the Gender Pre-Summit, of the 28th AU heads of states and government assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  The prize ceremony...
16/01/2017

12th AU-EU Human Rights Dialogue

The 12th African Union (AU) - European Union (EU) Human Rights Dialogue took place on 10 January 2017 in Brussels. Representatives of the EU and AU discussed recent developments in Africa and Europe in the area of human rights, notably the...
11/01/2017

EU provides support to strengthen the African Human Rights System

On 11 January 2017, in the wake of the 12th AU-EU Human Rights Dialogue, the EU signed a 1.8 million EUR grant contract with the Pan-African Parliament (PAP). The initiative is part of a series of 5 projects the EU is funding under a 10...
Federica Mogherini
15/12/2016

EU Foreign Affairs Council discusses Africa-EU Partnership

On 12 December 2016, EU Foreign Affairs ministers met in Brussels to discuss EU-Africa relations. Ministers discussed priorities in the EU's relations with Africa and their evolution in light of emerging challenges. They emphasized that...
29/11/2016

EU provides support to the African Commission and the African Court on Human and Peoples...

On 23 November 2016, the European Commission signed a €2.5 million contract with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) and a €2 million contract with the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Arusha, Tanzania...