Health, education and a decent standard of living are the key elements to ensure human development. The EU works with partners countries to support health systems and infrastructures, education policies, social protection and to reduce inequalities.
The BRiCE Programme was set up by the EU to help 75 million children living in crisis-affected countries who are in need educational support.
The DEAR Programme supports projects that engage Europeans in global issues related to social, economic and environmental development.
Transcultura Programme seeks to harness diversity, build bridges between people and cultures of different linguistic areas, and foster the role of culture, heritage and creativity.
Ghana will be the first country in Africa and second worldwide to provide the EU with export licences that verify the legality of their timber products. Meeting in Brussels, the implementation body of the Ghana-EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade.
According to the latest Eurobarometer survey on international partnerships, EU citizens identify “peace and security” as the most pressing challenge facing partner countries. When asked to pick up to three options from a list, 40% chose “peace and security”.
The European Union and the Organisation of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States welcome today’s signature of the BBNJ agreement (biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction), also known as “Treaty of the High Seas”.