Category Archives: EUNews

145 projects to further social integration set to start in November 2016

145 grant contracts were signed in Ankara yesterday (20 October 2016) with Turkish NGOs, municipalities, universities and other stakeholders, for projects aiming at improving social integration and employability of disadvantaged persons in Turkey. The contract signature ceremony was attended by the … Continue reading

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European Council conclusions on migration, 20 October 2016

20/10/2016 | PRESS RELEASE I. MIGRATION 1. The European Council took stock of the latest developments concerning the EU’s comprehensive migration policy, highlighting the importance of implementation. The debate focused in particular on the external dimension. Protecting the external borders 2. … Continue reading

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Award-winning posters of an EU funded project!

Posters, developed and used within the framework of "Let’s Stop Women Killings" project have received the Crystal Apple Award under the "Media-Civil Society Organizations" category in international "Crystal Apple Festival". Crystal Apple Festival is a meeting point for creative disciplines … Continue reading

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Turkey joined the European Alliance for Apprenticeships

Turkey, together with other EU candidate countries Albania, Montenegro and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, have joined the European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA), with Serbia set to follow. Managed by the European Commission, in close cooperation with EU social partners, the European … Continue reading

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Restoring a political process and humanitarian aid delivery in Syria

Bruxelles, 12/10/2016 – 22:10 – UNIQUE ID: 161012_7 Press releases High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini holds a number of phone-calls on Syria, to restore a political process and humanitarian aid delivery In view of the continued escalation of the conflict in … Continue reading

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World and Europe Day against the Death Penalty

The European Union and its Member States hold a strong and principled position against the death penalty, in all circumstances and for all cases. This position stems from the universal and fundamental right to life. It is also embedded in “human dignity” … Continue reading

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Joint Declaration by Federica Mogherini and Thorbjørn Jagland, on the European and World Day against the Death Penalty, 10 October 2016

10/10/2016 Joint Declaration by the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the EU, and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, on the European and World Day against … Continue reading

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Statement by the Spokesperson on the bomb attack in Hakkari-Semdinli, Turkey

Bruxelles, – – UNIQUE ID: 161009_8  At least 18 people, both soldiers as well as civilians, were killed and dozens more were injured today in a car bomb attack on a security post in Hakkari-Semdinli in the south east Turkey. … Continue reading

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Facility for Refugees in Turkey: Commission Reports on Progress in Fourth Steering Committee

European Commission – Press release Brussels, 4 October 2016 Today, the Steering Committee of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey met in Brussels for the fourth time. The European Commission reported on the solid progress made to date, including the … Continue reading

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Implementing the EU-Turkey Statement – Questions and Answers

Brussels, 28 September 2016 On 18 March 2016, EU Heads of State or Government and Turkey agreed to end the irregular migration from Turkey to the EU and replace it instead with legal channels of resettlement of refugees to the … Continue reading

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Managing the Refugee Crisis EU-Turkey statement: Progress Report September 2016

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Foreign Minister Mevlût Cavusoglu, will head the Turkish delegation to the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan.

Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, 04-05/10/2016 Foreign Minister Mevlût Cavusoglu, will head the Turkish delegation to the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan. 70 countries and 20 international organisations to meet in Brussels on 4 and 5 October 2016 for the Brussels Conference … Continue reading

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Facility for Refugees in Turkey: EU signs grants worth €600 million to help refugees on education and health

European Commission – Press release Brussels, 28 September 2016 Today, the European Commission signed two direct grants worth €600 million to support Syrian refugees and host communities in Turkey in the areas of education and health. Since March this year, … Continue reading

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Delivering on migration and border management: Commission reports on progress made under the European Agenda on Migration

European Commission – Press release Brussels, 28 September 2016 The Commission is today reporting on the progress made on the EU’s relocation and resettlement schemes and the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement. At the same time, it is outlining the … Continue reading

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Facility for Refugees in Turkey: EU signs grants worth €600 million to help refugees on education and health

European Commission – Press releaseBrussels, 28 September 2016 Today, the European Commission signed two direct grants worth €600 million to support Syrian refugees and host communities in Turkey in the areas of education and health. Since March this year, the … Continue reading

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Second Roma Integration Award for the Western Balkans and Turkey

Are you an NGO from the Western Balkans or Turkey and are you running there a successful project to help Roma children, youth and/or young adults? Do you want to win a study trip to Brussels and 10,000 or 5,000 … Continue reading

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Commissioner Stylianides in Turkey to launch largest ever EU humanitarian aid programme

Ankara/Brussels, 26 September 2016 EU launches largest ever humanitarian programme for refugees in Turkey   Commissioner Stylianides travels to Turkey to launch the EU’s largest ever humanitarian programme for refugees   Today Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides is … Continue reading

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Address by President Donald Tusk at the 71st United Nations General Assembly

21/09/2016 Statements & remarks Last year I stood here to assure you that isolationism will never be Europe’s policy. And I haven’t changed my mind even though the last twelve months have been difficult, not least for the European Union. … Continue reading

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11 days left to Apply for EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is Europe’s highest honour in the heritage field. It recognises the best restoration projects; the most impressive research; the most dedicated heritage professionals and volunteers; and the finest awareness … Continue reading

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The EU’s External Investment Plan

Joint op-ed by Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission; Vice-President of the European Commission Kristalina Georgieva and Vice-President of the European Commission Jyrki Katainen (published on 19 September 2016 in Hürriyet daily) Challenging … Continue reading

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