Delegation to the Philippines
29/06/2016 - Press Release: EU, UNDP turn over disaster-resilient houses to Yolanda-affected families in Ormoc [510 KB]
29 June 2016, Ormoc City, Philippines– Fifty-five families in Ormoc City will soon be able to move in to their disaster-resilient homes with the turnover today of housing units supported by the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
EU First Counsellor and Head Development Cooperation Achim Tillessen and UNDP Philippines Country Director Titon Mitra led the turnover ceremony of the housing units to the local government unit of Ormoc City.
28/06/2016 - 35 Filipinos to take their MA and PhD Programmes in EU under the Erasmus+ Programme [17 KB]
In the coming weeks 35 Filipino students will pursue their academic dreams in several countries of the European Union after they won scholarships under the EU's Erasmus+ Programme.
The Erasmus+ Programme will allow them to pursue MA and PhD programmes in different universities across the European continent.
The scholarship is structured to allow students to pursue their studies in more than one country giving them the opportunity to benefit from the academic expertise and culture of more than one university.
Ambassador Jessen discussed with President Duterte the Mindanao peace process, the prospect of a free trade agreement, and bilateral trade. The EU Ambassador also mentioned the Mindanao Collective Trademark System that the EU Ambassador launched 21 June.
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Working together with the Philippines
The Trade Related Technical Assistance Programme (TRTA) is a development project which uses trade as a tool to pursue economic growth and reduce poverty incidence.
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