The EU promotes and protects human rights, democracy and the rule of law worldwide. Human rights and democracy are inextricably connected. Only in a democracy can individuals fully claim and realise their civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights.
Sustainable development and peace and security go hand-in-hand. One is not possible without the other, which is why we fully support our partner countries in their efforts to establish long-term stability.
We implement programmes around the world wherever assistance is needed. We tailor our support to fit the region or country being helped. Programmes with a global reach allow the EU to provide similar support to countries facing similar problems.
Stories that matter: applications for the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize now open until 28 April
The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize, the EU's flagship journalism award, opens for applications today. Journalists can apply by submitting eligible stories until midnight of 28 April.
Global Gateway: Commissioner Urpilainen travels to Nepal to reaffirm strong partnership in support of its green recovery
Commissioner for International Parnterships Jutta Urpilainen will travel on 8 February to Nepal for an official one-day visit to meet Nepali leaders and launch several EU actions in the country.
Civil society: European Commission announces new funding opportunities
The European Commission has opened three global calls for proposals to strengthen civil society organisations in partner countries, to further enable them to effectively contribute to good governance, democratic processes, peace, stability, sustainable development and inclusive growth.