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Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (Com(2011) 743 final)

Europaid - Wed, 11/20/2013 - 17:36

The Global Approach should, therefore, reflect the strategic objectives of the Union better and translate them into concrete proposals for dialogue and cooperation with strategic partners In order to reap the benefits that well-managed migration can bring and to respond to the challenges of changing migration trends, the EU will need to adapt its policy framework. This Communication puts forward a renewed Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (GAMM) designed to meet that objective.

Friday, 18 November, 2011
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The Stockholm Programme – An open and secure Europe serving and protecting citizens [Official Journal C 115 of 4.5.2010].

Europaid - Wed, 11/20/2013 - 14:17

The Stockholm Programme sets out the European Union’s (EU) priorities for the area of justice, freedom and security for the period 2010-14. Building on the achievements of its predecessors the Tampere and Hague programmes, it aims to meet future challenges and further strengthen the area of justice, freedom and security with actions focusing on the interests and needs of citizens.

Tuesday, 4 May, 2010
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Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Migration and Development: Some concrete orientations (COM(2005) 390 final)

Europaid - Wed, 11/20/2013 - 11:49

This Communication focuses on a number of specific topics that are associated primarily with South-North migration, and in particular on possible actions that could be carried out at EU level, in partnership with developing countries of origin. A number of concrete steps were already taken by the Commission, notably in the framework of EC assistance to third countries, to improve the impact of migration on development. Some of these are detailed in Annex 1

Thursday, 1 September, 2005
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Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Increasing the impact of EU Development Policy: an Agenda for Change. COM(2011) 637 final

Europaid - Fri, 11/15/2013 - 11:56

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Increasing the impact of EU Development Policy: an Agenda for Change

Thursday, 13 October, 2011
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Asia - The Trans-Eurasia Information Network (TEIN)

Europaid - Wed, 11/06/2013 - 17:53


The Trans-Eurasia Information Network (TEIN) uses the ICT technologies to increase regional cooperation with Asian countries and to bridge the digital divide of less developed regions. It connects universities and research institutions with high capacity Internet network to increase the exchanges of knowledge among them and make big international research projects real.


What is TEIN4 ?

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Europaid - Thu, 10/31/2013 - 13:26

Afghanistan is progressively recovering from more than three decades of conflict. 2014 is a year of complex transition process in Afghanistan with presidential elections and significant drawdown of international security forces that will precede the ‘Decade of Transformation’ (2015 to 2024). Today's Afghanistan is in a much better position on its human development than after the fall of the Islamic Emirate (2001).

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OCT - Dialogue with EU

Europaid - Fri, 10/18/2013 - 08:43

With the aim of enabling the OCTs to take a full part in the implementation of the EU-OCT Association, a broad-based dialogue is organised by the Commission to enable the EU, all the OCTs and the Member States to which they are linked to consult each other on the principles, detailed procedures and results of the association.

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Europaid - Wed, 10/16/2013 - 13:14

Final Assessment Event of Outreach Activities in Dual-use and Arms Export Controls

Brussels, 3 December 2014. The Final Assessment event of the outreach activities organised in the framework of the EU Outreach Programme in the field of dual-use export controls and under Council Decision 2012/711/CFSP for arms export controls, took take place 3-5 December in Brussels, Belgium.

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The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)

Europaid - Wed, 10/16/2013 - 13:12

The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP) is the EU's main instrument supporting security initiatives and peace-building activities in partner countries. It came into force in 2014, replacing the Instrument for Stability (IfS) and several earlier instruments that focused on drugs, landmines, uprooted people, crisis management, rehabilitation and reconstruction.

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Latin America - FLEGT - Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade

Europaid - Tue, 10/08/2013 - 16:38

The EU FLEGT Action Plan in South America aims to catalyse initiatives to control the origin of timber and improve forest management.

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Latin America - Erasmus Mundus II - Partnership in higher education

Europaid - Tue, 10/08/2013 - 16:34

The Erasmus Mundus programme's objective is to promote European higher education, to help improve and enhance the career prospects of students and to promote intercultural understanding through cooperation with third countries, in accordance with EU external policy objectives.

The Erasmus Mundus II (2008-2013) combines the EU education, cooperation and external policies to further deepen and enhance the higher education cooperation links between the EU and the rest of the world.

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Latin America - LAIF - Promoting invesment through the investment Facility

Europaid - Tue, 10/08/2013 - 16:29

Considering the challenges faced by Latin America to finance key infrastructures, the need to develop cutting-edge technologies, to be more competitive and to perform more effectively in global markets in order to boost potential to grow and reduce poverty, the EU has decided to launch an investment facility for Latin America.

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Latin America - EU-CELAC migration project

Europaid - Tue, 10/08/2013 - 16:29

The cooperation programme Strengthening the dialogue and cooperation between the EU and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to establish management models on migration and development policies aims to promote the process of cooperation between the EU and the LAC region and to contribute to the strengthening of regional and national capacities in the LAC countries to support the permanent exchange of information and good practices between these countries, as well as between the EU and the LAC region. The programme duration is 36 months, starting from January 2011.

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Relations with partners

Europaid - Tue, 10/08/2013 - 13:00

The Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development draws on the expertise of a wide range of partners when delivering EU aid in order to ensure that it reaches its desired target and does so in the most effective manner.

Civil society organisations, both in Europe and in developing countries, are among EuropeAid’s most valued partners. Not only do NGOs and other non-state actors help boost the efficiency and effectiveness of aid delivery, but they also help boost citizen participation and good governance.

DG DEVCO also seeks to engage private sector actors to create jobs, provide incomes, goods and services, advance innovation, and help generate public revenues essential for economic, social and environmental welfare.

DG DEVCO works with a range of international organisations each of which has its own complementary global network and areas of expertise which can be of great benefit when delivering, managing and monitoring EU development assistance. DG DEVCO works with the United Nations, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the World Bank, among others.

DG DEVCO also closely coordinates its activities with the national parliaments of the European Union because they play an important role in shaping and overseeing EU development policy and funding. This ensures that activities at the EU DG DEVCO works closely with other EU institutions concerned with development or international trade, as well as the Council of Ministers. It also keeps an eye on policy areas which affect or are affected by development aid.

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The EU approach to aid effectiveness

Europaid - Tue, 10/08/2013 - 11:34
The European Commission has proposed a number of policy documents and actions to improve aid and development effectiveness at the European level which have been agreed by the 27 member states of the European Union (EU). The European Commission federates and promotes a coordinated European approach to aid effectiveness. This coordination role is led by the Directorate General for Development and Cooperation-EuropeAid.   Coordinating and promoting aid effectiveness
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Mission statement

Europaid - Tue, 10/08/2013 - 11:14

EuropeAid’s work is carried out with the ultimate aim of: 

  • reducing poverty in the world;
  • ensuring sustainable development;
  • promoting democracy, peace and security. 

As well as designing policies to achieve these objectives, EuropeAid is responsible for implementing the EU’s external aid instruments. EuropeAid coordinates the actions of the EU institutions, the EU Member States and other EU actors around the Union’s core values, objectives and common priorities.

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Commissioner Neven Mimica

Europaid - Tue, 10/08/2013 - 11:01

Neven Mimica is the Commissioner in charge of International cooperation and Development. He is responsible for

  • Ensuring the EU delivers on its commitments to the Millennium Development Goals to reduce poverty.
  • Setting out the Commission and EU positions for the negotiations on the United Nations Millennium Development Goal agenda after 2015.
  • Working with national governments to make the EU's development aid more effective.
  • Launching negotiations on a revised Cotonou agreement with the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States.

Commissioner Neven Mimica's portfolio is managed by the Directorate General for Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid.

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Organisational structure of DG Development Cooperation - EuropeAid

Europaid - Mon, 10/07/2013 - 20:10
The European Commission's Directorate-General for International cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) consists of eight Directorates. Its Director General, Fernando Frutuoso de Melo, is responsible for the overall success of DG DEVCO’s mission. He is assisted by two Deputy Directors General.   DG DEVCO operates under the guidance of the Commissioner responsible for International cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica.     DG DEVCO's organisation chart and mission statement show the structure and purpose of the organisation.   The first three Directorates, Directorates A–C, cover general policy, quality and impact, and sectoral policies linked to sustainable growth and human and social development. These are followed by five geographical Directorates, D–H. The ninth Directorate, Directorate R, covers the organisation of resources both in Brussels and in the EU Delegations. Non-geographical directorates

Directorate A – EU Development Policy

Provides analysis and policy formulation within EuropeAid on development issues, including:
  • policy coherence for development;
  • aid effectiveness;
  • financing for development;
  • international dialogue.
The Directorate seeks to engage with think tanks and researchers to inform its policy proposals. Moreover, it ensures representation in international fora on development issues, coordinates relations with Member States and non EU States and is the interface with the EEAS on crisis management issues.   Thematic directorates

Directorate B – Human and Society Development

Includes more traditional development aspects such as governance, democracy, human rights, civil society, employment and education. And for all these sectors, it develops policies, provides guidance on quality, and implements thematic budget lines in greater detail.  

Directorate C – Sustainable Growth and Development

It covers all policy related to growth and development, and is at the forefront of future work on sustainable growth and job creation. It also develops policies, provides guidance on quality, and implements thematic budget lines in greater detail, for the following sectors: rural development, food security, climate change, environment and financial instruments.   Geographical directorates The four geographical Directorates are in charge of overseeing the implementation of assistance by EU Delegations. They also manage certain programmes directly. The first two directorates cover Africa and the ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States).  

Directorate D - East and Southern Africa and ACP coordination

Directorate E - West and Central Africa

Directorate G - Latin America and Caribbean

Directorate H - Asia, Central Asia, Middle East/Gulf and Pacific

  Organisation of resources

Directorate R – Resources
Directorate R manages DG DEVCO’s human, financial and technical resources – planning, budget, audit, legal affairs, and human resource management. It is also responsible for the human resource management of around 3 000 personnel in over 100 EU Delegations world-wide.

  Coordination with other stakeholders DG DEVCO's staff is specially trained to cope with rapidly changing circumstances and can act as a liaison with other bilateral and multilateral donors such as the United Nations. EuropeAid works in close partnership with development agencies in the Member States as well as with international financial institutions such as the World Bank. In addition, it is involved in ongoing dialogue with NGOs and other non-state actors both within the EU and the beneficiary countries.
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Latin America - EUROCLIMA - Climate change regional cooperation programme

Europaid - Wed, 10/02/2013 - 08:49

EUROCLIMA is a European Commission programme which aims to encourage cooperation between Latin America and the EU on climate change issues.

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Latin America - EUROsociAL - Regional Programme for social cohesion

Europaid - Tue, 10/01/2013 - 19:41

EUROsociAL intends to consolidate a regional space for EU-Latin Amercia policy dialogue around social cohesion. It is an horizontal and institutional co-operation programme, which mobilises public European and Latin American expertise, in a peer learning exercise, with a regional approach of collaborative work, in order to face common challenges in policy design, implementation, management and evaluation, with positive impact on social cohesion.


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