Between June the 17th and the 19th, the Political Counselors of the Embassies of European Union Member States together with the EU delegation traveled to Chiuhuahua City and Ciudad Juarez on an official visit.
Counselors met with the Governor, Lic. César Duarte Jaquez, as well as various government officials, academics, representatives of civil society and NGOs to exchange views on issues concerning justice, human rights and on the general political, economic and social situation of the State.
A panel discussion on the EU and its relationship with Mexico, entitled "Mexico and the European Union Reflections on a strategic relationship" was held on May 15th in the House of Europe in Mexico. Stephan Vavrik, Deputy Head of Delegation of the European Union, Claude Gobenceaux, CEO of SAFRAN Group and Chairman of Aeroclúster Queretaro, Dr. Finn Laursen, from the University of Southern Denmark and Luis Huacuja Acevedo, Director of PESUE-UNAM conformed the panel.
As a part of the "Friendship Week EU-Mexico", several ambassadors from EU member states, as well as various academics and members of different Mexican institutions met today at the Colloquium "Mexico and the European Union"
26/03/15 - EU Ambassadors meet with the Governor of Aguascalientes Carlos Lozano de la Torre, in the context of a working visit.
During a 2 day working visit the eu Head of Delegation and the EU member state's Ambassadors, met with the Governor of Aguascalientes, Mr. Carlos Lozano de la Torre. Furthermore, they met with Dr. Eduardo Sojo, President of the National Institute for Statistics and geography (INEGI), as well as with the industry in the state.
17/02/15 - Eurojazz Festival 2015
The Trade and Economic Councillors of the European Union Member states and of the European Union Delegation in Mexico undertook a working visit to the state of Jalisco on the 29th-30th January in order to acquire first-hand knowledge of the current situation of the state, specifically related to business opportunities.
17/10/14 - The European Union and México collaborate in a new stage for Information and Communications technology (ICT).
Authorities from both parties attended the presentation of the advances of the node FI-WARE-Lab México. The Internet of the Future National Lab derives from the collaboration between the European Union and México and is managed by INFOTEC and CONACYT.
14/10/14 - Exploring opportunities in the new European Union framework programme Horizon 2020 for research and innovation in social sciences.
The European Union Delegation in Mexico, UNAM and CONACYT inaugurated the information session which aimed to explain the functioning of the new framework programme of the European Union –Horizon 2020 which specializes in research and innovation in the Social Sciences.
Mr. Stephan Vavrik, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the EU to Mexico, took part in a workshop dealing with sustainable agriculture and climate change organised by EUROCLIMA regional programme. During the event, the discussion focused on sustainable agriculture, droughts, and desertification, and its connection to climate change.
08/08/14 - Erasmus Mundus Pre-departure gathering
Ambassador Andrew Standley welcomed students from the Erasmus Mundus higher education programme to the Delegation of the European Union. Both alumni and scholars who will study in different EU destinations in the next academic term participated during the event. After the welcome message and award ceremony for scholars, the alumni and the new Erasmus Mundus students shared experiences and talked with the Ambassador, their professors and acquaintances. We wish great success to all scholars that will start this new experience, which will let them live the reality of European integration through education and cultural exchange.
01/08/14 - European Union and the government of the state of Oaxaca Foster Human Rights, Gender Equality and Access to Information
On July 30th the Local Advising Committee of the Social Cohesion Laboratory I was established in the city of Oaxaca. The state governor Gabino Cué, the Head of Cooperation Section at the EU Delegation to Mexico Juan Garay Amores, as well as authorities from the Mexican Agency for Cooperation and Development (AMEXCID) and the technical assistance were present for the launching of the project.
28/07/14 - The European Union and the French Development Agency reassert their commitment with rural sustainable development in Mexico
The Latin American Investment Facility, a European Union regional programme, awarded a 5 million euro grant (approx. 6.7 million dollars) which will complement an ambitious loan programme financed by the French Development Agency with 36.1 million euro whose objective is to reduce the vulnerability of the farming, rural and fisheries sectors and to fight against climate change.
15/07/14 - Pending Challenges of the European Economy
On July 15, 2014, Moreno Bertoldi, Head of Unit "Countries of the G20 – IMF and G-Groups" at the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission, met with members of the Mexican Council on International Affairs (COMEXI).
08/07/14 - The EU works on Intellectual Property Rights
The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) and the Delegation of the EU to Mexico held a meeting with key actors on intellectual property, with the objective of promoting the activities of the European Observatory on Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights.
European Union Political Councillors' visited Chiapas with the objective of deepening their knowledge on the political, social, regional and economic reality of the state.
EU Ambassador to Mexico Andrew Standley took part in the International Seminar on Designations of Origin and Sustainable Development organized by the Tequila Regulator Council in the framework of its 20th anniversary. Ambassador Standley moderated the panel "la Economía de las Indicaciones Geográficas" (The Economics of the Geographical Indications), in which panellists representing European and Latin American geographical indications elaborated on the topic.
Ambassador Andrew Standley was invited as guest speaker at the Franco Mexican Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting.
During his official visit to Monterrey on June 1-2, Ambassador Andrew Standley held meetings with a number of state authorities, among which his reunions with Governor of the state of Nuevo León Rodrigo Medina De La Cruz and with the state's Attorney-General Adrián Garza are worth highlighting.
The Ambassador Andrew Standley inaugurated the " European days" in the University of Veracruz with the participation of hundreds of students coming from various Universities of different Mexican States. During his visit, he held meetings with the Dean of the University of Veracruz, academics, as well as representatives of the business sector. Furthermore, he gave a speech on trade opportunities between the European Union and Mexico.
The Deputy Head of Delegation Stephan Vavrik presented in a press conference the cultural programme "Europa Joven", whose objective is to involve children to the diversity of Europe through the music, dance, theatre and cinema. EU Delegation cooperates with various Governmental cultural Authorities together with the Member States´ Embassies of Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain, France, Ireland, Poland, UK, Check Republic and Sweden.
EU Ambassador to Mexico, Andrew Standley inaugurated the Europe Day Concert celebrated in the framework of the Cultural Fair of Mexico City. With the cooperation of various Member States` Embassies, a very successful and varied concert was presented by gifted artists from Greece, Ireland, Spain, Belgium, Portugal and Germany. Thousands of people had the opportunity to enjoy a very rich cultural programme that demonstrates the cultural diversity of Europe.
The European Union celebrates the tenth anniversary of its fifth enlargement in the Matías Romero Institute. Ambassador Andrew Standley accompanied by heads of mission of Poland, Hungary, Cyprus, Slovakia and the Czech Republic spoke about the impact that the European Union has had on the lives of citizens.
09/05/14 - The Commissioner Hedegaard accompanied Ambassador Andrew Standley at the reception to celebrate the occasion of Europe's Day
The Commissioner Hedegaard accompanied Ambassador Andrew Standley at the reception to celebrate the occasion of Europe's Day. Mexican government officials, diplomats accredited in Mexico and EU friends celebrated this date that marks the beginning of the European integration project.
26/04/14 - VI European Union Rally
The VI European Union Rally took place on the 26th of April. On this occasion it focused on the" Tenth Anniversary of Eastern enlargement". The rally is organised by the European Study Centre which belongs to the Political Science Faculty at UNAM. The event seeks to foster knowledge on the EU among university students through several activities that have to be achieved in order to advance in the game.
European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs, participated in the first high level event of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, hosted by Mexico, 15-16th April 2014.
During the event, the Commissioner presented a new report on progress made by the EU and its Member States on development effectiveness since the Busan High Level Forum, two and a half years ago. Findings of this study show that the EU and its Member States are frontrunners in terms of improving transparency, and that they have also reduced fragmentation of aid delivery, through working on Joint Programming in over 40 partner countries.
26/03/14 - The Head of the Economic and Commercial Section, Mr. Domenico Fornari, participated in the event organized by ProMéxico known as "Global Proméxico"
The Head of Economy and Trade Section, Mr. Domenico Fornari, took part in PROMÉXICO's event "Proméxico Global", holding the workshopLet´s Talk about Business with the European Union" along with the First Secretary of the British Embassy in Mexico, Mr. John Pearson, and Proméxico's Counsellor in France, Mr. Guillermo Garza García.
On 18 March, the fourth bilateral High-Level Dialogue on Human Rights between the EU and Mexico took place in Brussels. The EU and Mexico reaffirmed their shared values and common vision based on a strong and mature relationship in the field of human rights. Both parties agree to strengthen cooperation in this area.
11/03/14 - European Union signs cooperation agreement in the field of social cohesion with the state of Chiapas
The European Union and the government of Chiapas signed an agreement in the Mexico-EU Integrated Social Cohesion Program's framework in order to boost productive projects and enforce the state of Chiapas' economy, all through a joint endeavour of more than 6 million financing.
01/03/14 - Eurojazz Festival .
The Ambassador of the European Union to Mexico and the Director General of Cenart Álvaro Rodríguez Tirado opened the seventeenth Eurojazz Festival, which began with German trio DasKapital
The Ambassador of the European Union to Mexico Andrew Standley gave a speech for postgraduate students of the University of Guadalajara on the economic crisis and the EU, as well as its relations with Mexico. The Ambassador met with the University Dean and academics and also gave a press conferences for the local media.
25/02/14 - Exploring Europe in UNAM's Prepa 4
In the framework of the project to foster relations between UNAM's high schools and the European Union Delegation in Mexico, Ambassador Andrew Standley, inaugurated "Exploring Europe Days," three days full of activities that have the objective of bringing 15- 18 year old students closer to the reality of countries in the European Union. Students participated in swimming, gymnastics and football contests, as well as literature, poetry, virtual knowledge rally, as well as they elaborated European food export projects. Pupils also participated in lectures given by the EU delegation staff.
24/02/14 - The Head of the Economic and Trade Section of the EU Delegation participated in a Seminar on Intellectual Property
February 24, Mexico City , Domenico Fornari, Head of the Economic and Trade Section of the EU Delegation to Mexico participated in a Seminar, focusing on borders protection measures in the field of Intellectual Property.
20/02/14 - The Ambassador of the EU to Mexico, Andrew Standley, together with Ambassadors of various Member States pay an official visit to the State of Sonora
The Ambassador of the EU to Mexico, Andrew Standley, together with Ambassadors of various Member States pay an official visit to the State of Sonora on the 21st and 22nd of February in order to strengthen the political and economic links between the EU and the State of Sonora.
Ambassador of the European Union in Mexico, Mr. Andrew Standley visited the state of Querétaro. Held a meeting with Governor, José Calzada Rovirosa where exchanging views on economic and political developments in the the state as welll as the EU.
In the framework of the setting up of the EU-Mexico Joint Working Group, Mr. Christian Leffler, Managing Director for the Americas of the European External Action Service, visited Mexico from 12th-14th February 2014.
07/02/14 - In the framework of the European Union- Mexico Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (PROCEI) contracts were signed in order to foster Mexican SMEs.
The signing of contracts for the implementation of three new programmes which aim to foster Mexican SMEs took place at the Interactive Museum of Economy.
The President of the European Patent Office(EPO), Mr. Benoît Battistelli met with the economic and trade counsellors of European Union Member States, European chambers of commerce and local industry with the objective of promoting their activities, their cooperation projects with IMPI and of exchanging best practices in the field of patent protection.
16/12/13 - European Union Ambassadors meet with President of the Mexican National Commission for Human Rights
Dr Raúl Plascencia, President of the Mexican National Commission for Human Rights, the equivalent in Europe to the Ombudsman Office, participated in a meeting with the EU Heads of Mission in Mexico and briefed them about the Human Rights situation in Mexico.
11/12/13 - The Festival of European Literature
The Festival of European Literature was organized by the Delegation of the European Union in Mexico along with the embassies of the EU Member States and the International Book Fair in Guadalajara.Ten authors from various genres and trends participated in the literary festival and showed how diversity and multiculturalism are the features that allow for a harmonious coexistence within the European Union.
28/11/13 - Exploring Europe in UNAM's Prepa 8
In the framework of the project to foster relations between UNAM's high schools and the European Union Delegation in Mexico, Ambassador Andrew Standley, inaugurated "Exploring Europe Days," three days full of activities that have the objective of bringing 15- 18 year old students closer to the reality of countries in the European Union. Students participated in swimming, basketball and football contests, as well as photo and chess contests and participated in lectures given by the EU delegation staff.
19/11/13 - 21/11/13 - XVI Meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Committee European Union – Mexico
From the 19th to the 21st of November, 2013, the XVI meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Committee European Union – Mexico was held in the city of Strasbourg, France.
19/11/13 - Signing of the Financing Agreement for the Cooperation Project "Laboratory of Social Cohesion II between the European Union and Mexico"
The Ambassador of the European Union to Mexico, Andrew Standley, and the Executive Director of the Mexican Agency of International Cooperation for Development, Juan Manuel Valle Pereña, signed the Financing Agreement for Phase II of the Cooperation Project "Laboratory of Social Cohesion between the EU and Mexico", which will be in force from 2014 until 2017.
12/11/13 - Presentation of the ECOCASA Programme, project jointly financed by the European Commission, the German Development Bank (KFW), and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
The Deputy Head of the European Union Delegation to Mexico, Mr. Stephan Vavrik, attended the presentation of the ECOCASA, which was also attended by representatives from the Embassy of Germany in Mexico; from the IDB; from the KFW, and from the Mexican government.
08/11/13 - Ambassador of the European Union to Mexico, Andrew Standley, presents his letter of credence to the Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto.
The Head of the European Union Delegation to Mexico, Ambassador Andrew Standley, presented his letter of credence to President Enrique Peña Nieto, in a ceremony attended by Mr. José Antonio Meade, Mexican Minister of Foreign Affairs, at the venue of the federal executive in Mexico.
15/10/13 - 19/10/13 - The EU Delegation to Mexico inaugurates the Europosgrados 2013 Fair
The European Union Delegation to Mexico participated during the inauguration of the tenth edition of the "Europosgrados" fair, which took place in the cities of Puebla, León, and Monterrey, on October 15, 17, and 19.
Mr. Stephan Vavrik, Deputy Head of the European Union Delegation to Mexico, attended the inauguration ceremony for the second edition of the fashion week in Mexico; which took place in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco.
02/10/13 - The European Union Delegation to Mexico participates in the opening of the new regional northern team of Peace Brigades International.
During an official visit to the city of Chihuahua, the Head of the Political Section of the European Union Delegation to Mexico, Amador Sánchez Rico, attended the opening event of the new regional team that Peace Brigades International (PBI) has created in northern Mexico. The purpose of said team is to provide follow up to the Human Rights situation in the states of Chihuahua and Coahuila, as well as to the work of defenders in the region.
Mr. Andrew Standley, Head of the European Union Delegation to Mexico, attended to the first edition of the awarding of the "Gilberto Bosques" Human Rights Price, granted by the Embassies of France and Germany accredited in Mexico, which was carried out at the premises of the Commission of Human Rights in Mexico City.
12/07/13 - Members of the European Parliament belonging to the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) visit Mexico
Hannes Swoboda, presidente del Grupo viene acompañado de los vicepresidentes Ricardo Cortés Lastra y Libor Roucek. Con esta visita, los eurodiputados buscan reunir información de primera mano sobre la actual dinámica política del país, el Pacto por México, las reformas, la nueva política de seguridad, así como el nuevo rol que México busca en América Latina.
20/06/13 - International Seminar "Human Rights 65 years after the Universal Declaration and 20 years after the Vienna Conference."
Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx participated in the International Seminar "Human Rights 65 years after the Universal Declaration and 20 years after the Vienna Conference," that took place in Mérida Yucatán, and which was organised by the Mexican Human Rights National Commission
The XII meeting of the EU- Mexico Joint Committee took place in Mexico City on the 10- 11th June 2013 in the framework of the Global Agreement. The objective of the Committee is to further deepen the political dialogue, to strengthen coordination at multilateral level, to identify new areas of cooperation and to facilitate bilateral trade. Discussions focused on multiple areas of common interest such as social cohesion, human rights, sustainable economy and competitiveness, energy, environment and climate change, science and technology, education and culture, information technology, as well as regional development.
From 10-11th June 2013, the XII of the Joint Committee between the European Union and Mexico is taking place in Mexico City.
Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx met with students of the primary school "Ricardo García Zamudio."During the event, the Ambassador talked with the children and explained to them what the European Union is and what her role is in Mexico.The children received her with songs and typical folklore dances.
The European Union Delegation in Mexico, together with the EU Member States Embassies are participating in the "Culture Fair" organised by the Mexico City Government.
A Group of Economic and Commercial Counsellors of the European Union Delegation in Mexico, and of the European Union Member States' Embassies held a working visit in the state of Aguascalientes on the 23rd and the 24th of May 2013, with the purpose of gaining a deeper insight on the current situation of the State, especially with regard to business opportunities.
Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx participated in the inauguration of a three day event organised by the Universidad Veracruzana that seeks to simulate negotiations in the European Parliament.
Ambassadors of the European Union member states', together with the European Union Ambassador in Mexico, carried out a working trip to Playa del Carmen from the 15th to the the 17th of May 2013.
15/05/13 - Launch of the "Latin American Alliance of Local Authorities for International Relations and Decentralised Cooperation" (AL-LAS) project.
The Ambassador of the European Union in Mexico, Marie-Anne Coninsx, the Mayor of Mexico City, Miguel Ángel Mancera and the International Relations General Coordinator of the City Council, Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Solórzano, presided over the signing of a cooperation agreement between the Government of Mexico City and the European Union. As part of the same agreement, both parties launched the "Latin American Alliance of Local Authorities for International Relations and Decentralised Cooperation" (AL-LAS) project.
13/05/13 - Ambassador Coninsx speaks at CISAN
Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx participated in the Seminar "Towards a new era in the relationship between the European Union and North America?" organised by the Research Center on North America (CISAN) in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation.
09/05/13 - 9th of May "Europe Day"
As part of various activities to celebrate the 9th of May "Europe Day," Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx hosted distinguished guests from several fields in the Delegation of the European Union in Mexico.
In the framework of the monthly meeting of European Union Ambassadors, Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx hosted Mr. Antonio Prida Peón del Valle, member of "Mexicans First" Association.
07/05/13 - Ambassador Coninsx speaks at ITAM
Ambassador Marie-Anne Coninsx spoke before a group of students at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) on the future of the relationship between the European Union and Mexico.
02/05/13 - From 2nd-4th of May Members of the Joint Parliamentary Committee European Union – Mexico will carry out meeting in the Mexican Congress.
As part of the agenda, the European Parliamentary Delegation will meet with the three main parties in the Mexican Congress.
European Union Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx and the Undersecretary of Planning and Environmental Policy, Mr. Rodolfo Lacy, inaugurated the Third High Level Dialogue on Climate Change EU- Mexico.
In the framework of his visit to Mexico, the European Commission's General Director of Enterprise and Industry, Daniel Calleja Crespo met with the Undersecretary of Industry and Trade of the Ministry of Economy, Jesús Ignacio Navarro.
Daniel Calleja, the European Commission's General Director of Enterprise and Industry visited Mexico in order to present the European Union's "Mission for Growth."
Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx, together with EU Member State Ambassadors met with the Undersecretary for Legal Affairs and Human Rights, Mrs. Lia Limón.
The European Union Budget and Financial Programming Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski, visited Mexico during the first days of April. During his stay, the Commissioner addressed participants at a conference in the Mexican Stock Exchange entitled "Governments and financial markets in the face of the world crisis- the case of Poland and Mexico" his presentation focused on the "New Architecture of the Eurozone".During the conference, Ambassador of the European Union delivered a speech on the economic relations and Mexico in the context of the global economy.
The Vicepresident of the European Parliament, Mr. Othmar Karas, participated in the IV Consultation Forum of Speakers of the G20 Member Countries organised by the Mexican Senate from 3-5th April.
22/03/13 - European Union Ambassadors visit Yucatán
European Union Ambassador, Marie Anne Coninsx toghether with EU Member State's Ambassadors visited the state of Yucatán where they met with the Governor of the state, Mr. Rolando Zapata Bello.
20/03/13 - The European Union present in Campeche
European Union Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx, presided over the visit which Ambassadors from Member States made to the state of Campeche.
The European Union and Mexico, through the Ministry of Environment and Natural resources (SEMARNAT) and the European Commission participated in the fourth high level dialogue between Mexico and the European Union on Environment.
Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx toghether with the Erasmus Mundus Association through its Latin American and Caribbean Chapter hosted a meeting in the European Union Delegation in Mexico with Erasmus Mundus ex- boursars that participated in the EM-A Mexico General Assembly.
With the objective of deepening the ties of the European Union with State Governments, the European Union Delegation in Mexico holds regular meetings with State Governors. In this opportunity the European Union Ambassador in Mexico Marie Anne Coninsx, together with European Union Member State's Ambassadors, met with the Governor of Morelos Mr. Graco Ramirez.
08/03/13 - European Union Ambassador in Mexico meets students of the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
Ambassador Marie-Anne Coninsx adressed students of International Relations from the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla. During her speech, Ambassador Coninsx spoke of the strength of the European Union as a global actor and of the Nobel Peace prize that the Norwegian Committee decided to award to the European Union.
The Ambassador of the European Union, Marie Anne Coninsx met with the Minister of Environment, Juan José Guerra Abud. During the meeting, both sides presented the respective priorities in the fields of environment and climate change of the EU and Mexico and coincided in finding a strong convergence in both challenges to come in those areas and strategies to address them.
The President of the European Parliament, Mr. Martin Schulz met with the President of the Mexican Senate, Senator Ernesto Cordero Arroyo, and the Directive Board of the Senate as well as with Members of the European Union- Mexico Joint Parliamentary Committee. He then proceeded to speak before the Plenary in a solemn session.
On Monday 11th of February, the President of the European parliament, Mr. Martin Schulz held a private meeting with the Mexican president, Mr. Enrique Peña Nieto. Mr. Schulz's trip represents the third time that a President of the European Parliament has visited Mexico, the last one being one which was held in the year 2000. Elected for a two and a half year mandate by the European Members of Parliament, the President of the European Parliament had a key role in that he presides over the institutions activities, over the plenary sessions and signs the European Union budget, and the laws adopted by the Council. He represents Parliament in International Relations and in its dealings with other EU Institutions. The President of the European parliament therefore holds a status of that of a head of state or government.
The President of the European Parliament, Mr. Martin Schulz, gave a key note speech which had as its main topic "Mexico and the European Union: global challenges, democratic solutions".
28/01/13 - Meeting between the President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto and the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy together with the President of the European Commission,José Manuel Barroso.
In the margins of the European Union CELAC Summit that took place in Santiago de Chile on the 26- 27th January, the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy together with the President of the European Commission , José Manuel Barroso met with the Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
23/01/13 - Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Elyseum Treaty on Franco German Friendship
On the 22nd January 1963, the federal Chancellor of Germany, Mr. Konrad Adenauer and the President of the French Republic Charles de Gaulle, signed the Elyseum Treaty. It was not only a sign of reconciliation but an act under which a new friendship between both countries was founded. Currently, the intensity of cooperation between France and Germany is unparalleled in the world. After fifty years, these two countries coordinate their actions in almost every political aspect and assume in this context a particular responsibility for the future of Europe.To honour the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Elyseum Treaty, the Governments of both countries have agreed to designate the Franco- German Year (from September 2012 to July 2013).
On 11 January 2013, Ambassador Marie-Anne Coninsx was special guest at the new year's reception of the Rotary Club in Tongeren - her home town in Belgium. In the presence among others of the district governor of the Rotary Club and the Maire / Bourgemestre of Tongeren, she explained the importance of the European Union, why it had gotten the Nobel Peace Price - for its internal achievements but also for its action internationally -, and addressed in this context, the strategic partnership that the EU has with Mexico.
Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx, together with European Union Member States Ambassadors posted in Mexico, received as special guest, in the framework of the monthly Ambassador's meeting.
The European Union Ambassador to Mexico, together with the European Union Member States Ambassador accredited in Mexico offered a press conference on occasion of the official award ceremony of the Nobel Peace Prize that was held in Oslo, Norway on the 10th December.
Mrs. Benita Ferrero-Waldner, President of the European Union-Latin America and Caribbean Foundation (EU-LAC Foundation) visited Mexico in the framework of President Peña Nieto's Inaugural Ceremony.
The Ambassador of the European Union, Marie Anne Coninsx, gave a key note speech at the Valle de México University, Campus Hispano. During her presentation, Ambassador Coninsx highlighted the strength of the European Union at a global level, as well as the fact that this coming 10th December the EU will receive the Nobel Peace Prize. She also talked about the very good relations that exist between the European Union and Mexico.
The Ambassador of the European Union to Mexico Ms. Marie-Anne Coninsx visited this Wednesday 28 November the University of Guadalajara.Speech
27/11/12 - Festival of European Letters 2012
In the Framework of the International Book Fair 2012 in Guadalajara, the Ambassador of the European Union Ms. Marie-Anne Coninsx participated in the inauguration of the "Festival of the European Letters".
27/11/12 - Exploring Europe at UNAM's Prepa 4
In the framework of the project to foster relations between UNAM's high schools and the European Union Delegation in Mexico, Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx, inaugurated "Exploring Europe Days," three days full of activities that have the objective of bringing 15- 18 year old students closer to the reality of countries in the European Union.During the inauguration ceremony, Ambassador Coninsx highlighted the timeliness of the event, given that next 10th of December the European Union will be receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. Furthermore she explained why and how the European Union integration project had come to life, and how it benefits European citizens. After the inauguration ceremony, Ambassador Coninsx was shown an exhibit on EU Member States, set up by the students. The students also offered a classical music concert.
23/11/12 - European Union Counsellors for Environment and Climate Change met Ing. Guerra Abud, Coordinator for Environmental Issues of the Governmental Transition Team to exchange views on this area.
The meeting focused on the work of the European Union and its Member States on environmental issues, green growth, energy efficiency, and biodiversity where participants presented their bilateral and multilateral cooperation projects in Mexico.
With the objective of intensifying relations with the State of San Luis Potosi, European Union Ambassador, Marie Anne Coninsx, together with Ambassadors and representatives of the European Union Member States in Mexico visited San Luis Potosi.
In the margins of the Business Summit held in Queretaro, Mexico, Commissioner De Gucht met President Elect of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto.
Commissioner De Gucht is on official visit in Mexico (12-14 November), where he will meet Mr Enrique Peña-Nieto, President-elect of Mexico, who will take office on 1 December.
07/11/12 - Students from various Universities participated in the Third Negotiation Model of the Council of the European Union.
The Delegation of the European Union in Mexico together with the Centre for European Studies of the Political Science Faculty at UNAM hosted various universities which participated in the Third Negotiation Model of the Council of the European Union.
25/10/12 - Ambassador Coninsx inaugurated the event "Dialogues on Social Cohesion and Sustainability of Cities"
The Ambassador of the European Union to Mexico Marie-Anne Coninsx inaugurated the event "Dialogues on Social Cohesion and Cities´ Sustainability", in the framework of the cooperation programme "Laboratory of Social Cohesion European Union Mexico".
22/10/12 - Ambassador Coninsx inaugurates the EU-Mexico Dialogue "Rescue of Public Spaces and Promoting Social Cohesion"
The EU Ambassador to Mexico, Marie-Anne Coninsx inaugurated the European Union – Mexico Dialogue "Rescue of Public Spaces and Promoting Social Cohesion", in the framework of the cooperation programme "Laboratory of Social Cohesion European Union Mexico".
19/10/12 - The Special Representative of the European Union on Human Rights gave a press conference in the framework of the Third EU-Mexico High Level Human Rights Dialogue.
Mr. Stavros Lambrinidis, the EU Special Representative for Human Rights co-chairs the 3rd EU-Mexico high level Dialogue on Human Rights that is taking place today together with the Vice-Minister for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico.
Mr. Stavros Lambrinidis, the EU Special Representative for Human Rights participated in the First Human Rights and Civil Society Seminar between the European Union and Mexico.
Mr. Stavros Lambrinidis, the EU Special Representative for Human Rights met with European Union Member States Ambassadors posted to Mexico. Mr. Lambrinidis is visiting the country (17-19 October 2012) in the framework of the 3rd EU-Mexico high level Dialogue on Human Rights which he will co-chair.
15/10/12 - Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx participated at the United Nations Simulation Model organised by the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Puebla.
During her speech Ambassador Coninsx highlighted the importance of education and culture within the European Union and explained how the European Union wishes to share experiences through its cooperation programmes such as Erasmus Mundus in which Mexico participates.
11/10/12 - Fashion week in Jalisco
The Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union to Mexico, Marie- Anne Coninsx, inaugurated Jalisco's Fashion Week together with local authorities and the sector's Chambers.
03/10/12 - Economic Forum "Poland: Gate to Europe"
Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx, Head of Delegation of the European Union in Mexico took part in the Mexico- Poland Economic Forum entitled "Poland: Gate to Europe" organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Mexico in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, Promexico, COMCE and Eurocentro Nafin.
28/09/12 - Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx was present at the launching ceremony of the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (PROCEI) European Union-Mexico in the state of Chihuahua.
Through this project the EU seeks to support small and medium enterprises in Mexico. In Chihuahua, specifically the project aims to support the metal manufacturing and aerospace sectors. At least a hundred small and medium enterprises will be directly benefitted by the programme.
20/09/12 - Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx hosts the regional Seminar for Latin America Trade Councillors of the European Union Delegations in the region.
During the Seminar participants will discuss the trade and investment relations between EU and Latin America, as well as regional economic integration organisations in the region.Dr. Luz María de la Mora, Director LMM Consulting and former senior official in Ministries of Economy and Foreign Affairs, will give a key note speech on "Economic policy trends in Latin America".
26/09/12 - Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx met with Dr. Leonardo Valdés Zurita, President Counsellor of the Federal Electoral Institute (IFE).
During the meeting Ambassador Coninsx, presented Mr. Zurita with the report of the European Union electoral experts mission that was present in Mexico during the electoral process.
Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx, together with Ambassadors and representatives of EU Member States travelled to the State of Mexico in what is the first official visit of all EU Ambassadors to the state.
13/09/12 - Mrs. Louise Arbour meets with EU Ambassadors
Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx, toghether with EU Member State's Ambassadors met with Mrs. Louise Arbour, President and CEO of "International Crisis Group" and United Nations Ex-High Commissioner for Human Rights (2004-2008) in the framework of her visit to Mexico.
10/07/12 - Ambassadors back to School
During the months of May and June this year, the Delegation of the European Union in Mexico with the collaboration of European Union Member States Ambassadors and the Mexican Education Ministry launched a programme in order to highlight 9th of May "Europe Day" known as "Ambassadors Back to School." The programme aimed to involve high school students and teachers at a personal level and in this way deepen their understanding about the European Union and it Member States.
Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx presided over the award giving ceremony which took place in the Delegation of the European Union in Mexico.
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Meeting with the Governor of the State of Mexico Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx and the Governor of the State of Mexico, Mr. Eruviel Ávila held a first official meeting where they discussed the deepening of relations in several fields, such as political, economic and trade issues, as well as in the education sector, among others. They also discussed the possibility of organizing a visit to the State of Mexico in the near future where EU Member States' Ambassadors would participate.
17/06/12 - VI EU-Mexico Summit
Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico, June 17, 2012
During the working tour in the State of Queretaro, the EU Head of Delegation in Mexico, Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx toghether with 17 Ambassadors and representatives of EU Member States had the opportunity to meet with the Governor of the State Mr. Sr. José Calzada Rovirosa.
22/05/12 - The Head of the EU Delegation in Mexico and EU Member States' Ambassadors met with the Governor of the State of Veracruz, Mr. Javier Duarte de Ochoa.
Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx participated at the launch of Cleantech Challenge 2012, the largest green technology contest in Latin America.The contest seeks to find transforming solutions that foster sustainable development in Mexico and Latinamerica.
Mr. László Andor EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion participates in the G20 Labour and Employment Minister’s Meeting held in Guadalajara, Mexico May 17–18th. During his participation in the Youth employment panel Mr. Andor highlighted the importance of sending a clear message about putting the quality employment, in particular for youth, and the social dimension high up the agenda at the forthcoming Los Cabos Summit of G20 Leaders.
15/05/12 - Ambassadors Back to School
In the Framework of the 9th of May celebrations, the EU Delegation invited the EU Member States' Embassies to participate in an unprecedented project in Mexico known as "Ambassadors Back to School".The objective is that during two months (May and June), European diplomats visit various high schools in Mexico City to tell the students about European history and the EU integration process.Finland's Ambassador was the first to start the cycle, on the 16th of May with a talk to nursery students at the Conalep, Coyoacán.
16/05/12 - The EU participates in the T20 meeting
The European Commission Vice President, Mr. Antonio Tajani, responsible for industry and business policy, including tourism was present at the 4th Tourism Ministerial Meeting (T20), in Merida, Yucatan.This meeting forms part of the preparations leading up to the G20 Leader's Summit that will take place in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, on 18-19th June. Its objective is the definition of proposals to foster visitors' mobility and job creation through the tourism industry at a global level.In his speech, Mr. Tajani touched upon the issue of "the impact of the facilitation of visas in job creation in the tourism sector".
Mr. Antonio Tajani Vice- president of the European Commission and Commissioner of Industry and Entrepreneurship and Mr. Dionisio Perez-Jacome Minister of Communications and Transport signed a letter of intent on Dialogue on Space Policy.
14/05/12 - Mr. Antonio Tajani meets with Mr. Marcelo Ebrard
Today Mr. Antonio Tajani, Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner of Industry and Entrepreneurship, met with the Mayor of Mexico City, Marcelo Ebrard who is also the President of the World Mayors Council on Climate Change.
This morning Mr. Antonio Tajani Vice- president of the European Commission and Commissioner of Industry and Entrepreneurship together with a delegation of 23 high level European businessmen met with Mr. Carlos Guzmán Bofill Director General of ProMéxico with the objective of strengthening the economic bilateral relationship with Mexico.
From 09th-12th May the Political and Economic Counsellors of the European Union Memeber State Embassies and from The EU Delegation in Mexico visited Baja California with the objective of learning more about the political and economic situation in the State. During the visit, the Counsellors had the opportunity to meet in particular with the Governor of Baja California, members of the local Congress the Judiciary and representatives of the private sector.
12/05/12 - EU participates at the Culture Fair
The European Union Delegation in Mexico is present at the culture fair now in its fourth Edition, organised by the Mexico City Government. On Paseo de la Reforma near the Palma Roundabout we have a stand that offers al types of information relative to the European Union.
09/05/12 - 09th of May, "Europe Day"
In ocassion of the 09th of May "Europe Day", Ambassador Marie- Anne Coninsx organised a reception where distinguished personalities from the diplomatic, business, and academic sectors as well as the media were invited.
26/04/12 - Fourth International Transport Congress
Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx participated in the 4th International Transport Congress...
24/04/12 - First meeting of the EU Mexico Joint Group to monitor and control Precursors and chemical substances.
The European Union and Mexico held on April 23 in Mexico City its first meeting of the Working Group to monitor the implementation of the Cooperation Agreement regarding the control of precursors and chemical substances frequently used in the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances. Both sides exchanged important information in order to further develop the scientific and technical cooperation in the framework of this Agreement.
Ambassador A. Pangratis, the EU representative at the WTO in Geneva, represented the European Union in the G20 Trade Ministers meeting that took place in Puerto Vallarta (Mexico), under the Mexican Chairmanship on 18 to 20 April 2012. In a frank and productive dialogue the G20 representatives discussed on the functioning of the global production chains and their impact in the international trade, as well as on growth and employment. They also agreed on the need to make a strong pledge against protectionism and advance on the WTO negotiations.
16/04/12 - Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx chaired an EU Heads of Mission's meeting with Dr. Leonardo Valdés Zurita, President Counsellor of the Federal Electoral Institute (IFE).
During the meeting Mrs. Coninsx expressed the great interest of the European Union in the follow up of the 2012 Mexico electoral process.
European Commission's Director General of Agriculture Mr Silva visited Mexico to participate at the G20 deputies meeting of ministers on Agriculture. He used the occasion to give a conference at the ITAM on Food Security and the EU's Common Agricultural Policy.
27/03/12 - The Government of Oaxaca and the European Union maintain cooperative ties for Oaxaca's development.
The Ambassador of the European Union in Mexico, Marie-Anne Coninsx, and Oaxaca's Governor Mr. Gabino Cué met in order to give continuity to the works of poverty reduction and sustainable development. http://www.oaxaca.gob.mx/?p=18578
25/11/11 - Marie-Anne Conisnx, Ambassador of the EU to Mexico chaired the Awards Ceremony of the Second Negotiation Model of Council of European Union
The Delegation of the European Union (EU) in Mexico opened its doors for a realization of Second Negotiation Model of the Council of the European Union, whose subject was the accession of Iceland to the EU. This project is a joint initiative of the Delegation and the Center for European Studies of the UNAM University. The aim of the event is to deepen the students´ knowledge on the European Union integration process, as well as to strengthen the debate and negotiation skills on international issues. More than 70 students from 12 institutions of Higher Education in Mexico participated in the negotiations.
Marie-Anne Coninsx, Ambassador of the EU to Mexico participated together with the Mexican Undersecretary of Multilateral issues and Human Rights, Ambassador Juan Manuel Gómez Robledo in the panel "Climate Change Negotiations: Opportunities and Challenges to Durban" of the "Green Solutions 2011 "Forum. In this event, the Ambassador presented the strategy, priorities and challenges of the European Union towards the COP 17.
23/11/11 - Marie Anne Coninsx, Ambassador of the EU to Mexico, together with the EU Member States' Ambassadors met with the Governor of Coahuila.
In breakfast organized by the Ambassador Marie-Anne Coninsx, the EU ambassadors met with the Governor of Coahuila, Lic Rubén Moreira Valdéz. The objective of this meeting was to increase cooperation opportunities with Coahuila's Government, and exchange views on issues of common interest such as public security, human rights, immigration and economical and commercial issues.
22/11/11 - Presentation of the outcomes of the EU-Mexico International Cooperation Fund in Science and Technology
14/11/11 - EU Ambassadors official visit to Durango.
EU Ambassadors official visit to Durango
24/10/11 - Ambassadors' visit to Oaxaca
07/07/11 - Marie Anne Coninsx, Ambassador of the EU to Mexico, together with the EU Member States' Ambassadors met with Mr. Francisco Blake Mora, Minister of the Interior.
The objective of the meeting was to exchange views on the current situation in Mexico prior to the first EU-Mexico High Level Dialogue on Security and Justice which will take place on the 15th of July in Brussels, Belgium. The discussions focussed on the national security strategy, the challenges of the fight against organized crime and the protection mechanisms for human rights defenders and journalists.
In order to promote the EU–Mexico Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and to evaluate its results so far, in the framework of the closing down phase of the cooperation Project for the Facilitation of the EU-Mexico FTA, the EU Delegation in Mexico and the Mexican Ministry of Economy organised the seminar "Facilitating Trade and Business between the EU and Mexico". [58 KB][29 KB]
28/06/11 - Marie Anne Coninsx, Ambassador of the EU to Mexico, together with the EU Member States' Ambassadors met with Mr. Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón, Mexico City's Mayor.
The objective of the meeting was to increase cooperation opportunities with Mexico City's Government and to exchange views on issues of common interest such as public security, human rights, environmental and social policies. The EU representatives also took the opportunity to debate with M. Ebrard on the country's political situation.
09/06/11 - UE donates 2 million euros to Mexico for cooperation programme on sustainable management of forest sector
EU Ambassador to Mexico, Marie- Anne Coninsx participated in an event which seeked to acknowledge Mexican efforts and achievements in actions to decrease emissions resulting from deforestation and forest degradation.On this occasion Mrs. Coninsx signed together with the French and Spanish Ambassadors a financing agreement for a project which aims to fight deforestation in Mexico.The project seeks to guarantee forest protection by generating sustainable production alternatives which allow the maintenance of forest surface and which strengthens local capacities. [16 KB][101 KB]
The training programme that begins today, with the support of Cinvestav, is important to strenghten researchers' and Mexican enterprises' participation in European projects. It will facilitate their participation in the 7th Framework Programme, which is the largest research programme in the world and which has a budget of over fifty thousand million euros.[20 KB]
The Ambassador of the EU in Mexico, Marie Anne Coninsx, took part in the Security session of the Series of Dialogues; Issues of the EU- Mexico Strategic Partnership Agenda organised by the European Studies Programme of FES Acatlán, UNAM and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Mexico, jointly with the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Lower Chamber in the Mexican Congress.
20/05/11 - Mexico received from the 18th – 20th May, a delegation of the European Parliament Human rights Sub-Committee, headed by Richard Howitt (RU, S&D).
During the tree day visit, the delegation undertook an intensive programme which included meetings with the Mexican government, legislators, the Human Rights Commission, Human Rights organizations and journalists. The delegation also conducted a field visit to Oaxaca in order to study the existing challenges in the area of human rights.
14/05/11 - The European Union's Delegation in Mexico participates at the Friend's Cultures Fair 2011 organised by the Mexico City Government, from 14th to 29th May, on Paso de la Reforma.
The European Union Delegation organized on May 14th for the third consecutive year together with the UNAM University an EU Rally for Students.
On the occasion of Europe's day, commemorated on the 09th of May, the European Union Delegation in Mexico organised a cocktail party to celebrate together with the diplomatic Corps. and friends of the European Union. Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx highlighted in her speech the success of European integration and the close relationship between the European Union and Mexico. To conclude, she invited the participants to visit the photo exhibition of European Member states which has just been inaugurated in Plaza Loreto.
06/05/11 - Marie-Anne Coninsx, Head of the EU Delegation in Mexico, opens ceremony of the exhibition of the European Union in Mexico
In Plaza Loreto was inaugurated the exhibition of the European Union in Mexico, in the framework of the Celebrations of Europe's Day. It began with the presentation of the Spanish group "Triana ".
29/03/11 - Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx meets with the Governor of the State of Nuevo León.
Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx participated in a working lunch with the Governor of the State of Nuevo León, Mr.Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz. During this time they exchanged opinions on various issues of mutual interest.
29/03/11 - EU Ambassador to Mexico met with the Governor of the State of Coahuila.
Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx met with the Governor of the State of Coahuila, Mr. Jorge Torres López. In this meeting they exchanged points of view regarding the impact that the global economic crisis has had, particularly with regards to foreign investment in the state of Coahuila.
28/03/11 - Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx, gave the keynote speech at the closing ceremony of the VIII Interuniversity Congress of European Studies.
25/03/11 - Marie-Anne Coninsx, Head of the EU Delegation in Mexico, opens ceremony of the exhibition "Crossroads: Europe in Mexico" in the framework of the Festival de Mexico.
Crossroads Europe in Mexico is a collective exhibition that reflects the experience, style and reflection of thirty-four European artists who immigrated to Mexico, encouraging relationships between the two continents.
23/03/11 - Meeting of EU Member State Ambassadors with the Governor of Oaxaca.
In a lunch hosted by Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx, Head of the EU Delegation in Mexico, European Union Ambassadors met with Mr. Gabino Cué Monteagudo, Governor of Oaxaca.
21/02/11 - Meeting of EU Member State Ambassadors with Mexico's Economy Minister
In a breakfast hosted by Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx, Head of the EU Delegation in Mexico, European Union Ambassadors met with Mr. Bruno Ferrari, Economy Minister. They discussed in general terms, economic and trade aspects of the bilateral relationship.
02/02/11 - Ambassador Marie-Anne Coninsx, participated at the inauguration ceremony of the new elected Governor in Puebla.
On 1 February, the EU Head of Delegation, Ambassador Coninsx, participated at the inauguration ceremony of the new elected Governor in Puebla, Rafael Moreno Valle Rosas and had the opportunity to congratulate and wish him all success. Ms Coninsx used the occasion to visit a major European investment in Puebla, the Volkswagen plant in the capital city of Puebla. Nearly 17.000 staff are currently employed at the Volkswagen plant, to which around 50.000 people are indirectly employed through the supplier- industries. The Volkswagen Group is building a new engine plant in Silao, in the State of Guanajuato, which is designed for an annual capacity of producing 330.000 engines.
Embajadora Marie Anne Coninsx participa en la inauguración de la séptima feria educativa "Europosgrados 2010"
Por séptima ocasión se lleva a cabo la Feria Europea más importante en México, con la intención de ofrecer múltiples opciones de especialización académica a nivel posgrado en el extranjero.
09/11/10 - The EU Delegation in Mexico and the Mexican Foreign Ministry celebrated the 50th anniversary of the EU-Mexico diplomatic relations with the 1st carbon neutral run in Mexico City and the second in the country.
"Fit at Fifty: On Saturday November 6th the Delegation of the European Unión in Mexico and the Mexican Foreign Ministry organized the first carbon neutral run (10km & 3km) in Mexico City and the second one in the country to celebrate the 50th anniversary of EU-Mexico diplomatic relations.
04/11/10 - Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx and the Rector José Narro Robles inaugurated the second educational fair "Study without borders" at the UNAM 28/10/2010
The aim of the fair is to inform the university community, the education offered by national and international organizations: student mobility and exchanges, graduate programs, internships, research, and grants.
The Delegation of the European Union to Mexico invites the general public to participate in the race: "Mexico-European Union Running for the Planet on November 6th 2010.
Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx, participates in dialogue of civil society between the European Union and México.
25/10/10 - The European Union Delegation organizes award ceremony of the photo competition "Climate Change; Towards COP 16".
The European Union Delegation in Mexico made a call for photography lovers to participate in the Photo Competition "Climate Change; Towards COP 16".The jury was made up of Mr. Fulvio Eccardi, Mr. Omar López and Mr. Michael Calderwood professional photographer.The prizes were awarded on the 21st of October by Ambassador Marie- Anne Coninsx, Head of Delegation of the European Union in Mexico.
Four students of UNAM's Political Science Faculty won first and second place in the negotiation simulation on the ministerial work of the European Union. The excercise called "Towards COP 16; Climate Change" in refrence to the Summit that will take place in Cancun, Quintana Roo next december.
Key note speech by Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx "EU Policy towards Mexico", in the Seminar "Mexico: in the horizon between North America and the European Union" Coorganized by the North America research Center (CISAN) and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation.
B4E, Business for the Environment, is the world’s leading international conference for dialogue and business-driven action for the environment.
The objective of this course it that when participants finish it will obtain the complete elements to understand the process of the European integration, the function of its institutions, policies, the legal framework that rules the European Union, its perspectives, and the most relevant aspects of the Global Agreement and its application, celebrated between the European Union and Mexico.
27/08/10 - Head of EU Delegation to Mexico, Ambassador Marie Anne Coninsx, participates in the World Youth Conference in León, Guanajuato, México
Mexico and the United Nations have invited all nations to participate in the World Youth Conference (WYC) in León, Mexico from 23-27 August 2010. This event brings together youngsters, non-governmental organisms, governments and parliamentarians to discuss youth matter. Moreover the Conference has the aim to review the youth's role in attaining the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).