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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.
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Summit for Democracy: EU launches milestone programmes to empower youth as key actors of democracy
At the Summit for Democracy, Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen launched two main components of the Women and Youth in Democracy Initiative (WYDE) and welcomed the Youth Participation Handbook produced by the Youth Political and Civic Engagement Cohort.
Promoting inclusive democracy in the digital age: EU and Denmark launch the Digital Democracy Initiative
Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen and Dan Jørgensen, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy, launched the Digital Democracy Initiative, an innovative platform that supports civil society to protect and promote democracy and human rights.
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.