Delegation of the European Union to The Gambia

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Ending poverty has always been the main aim of the European Union’s development cooperation with partner countries around the world. While this remains our number one goal, we also need to ensure that progress we make to meet today’s needs does not come at the expense of future generations’ needs. This means focusing on the economic, social and environmental aspects of development: generating economic growth, while maintaining our natural resources and protecting the rights of the most vulnerable. It also means going beyond aid alone, by cooperating with partners to improve governance in line with our shared values, and raising regulatory standards in order to promote investment, both within partner countries and in Europe. In this way, we can make development truly sustainable for many generations to come.

Today we stand united in our determination to protect and to promote the rights of all children everywhere. These rights are universal, indivisible and inalienable. Every single child has the right to grow up in a safe and nurturing environment – free from any form of violence, abuse, harassment or neglect. It is our collective task to do everything we can to ensure that these rights are respected and ensured for every child, everywhere.

On November 08, 2018, a new programme of budget support was formally validated. The European Commission has decided to give € 55 million to help The Gambia's sustainable and inclusive growth. The State and Resilience Building Contract will support the democratic transition period of The Gambia. It will contribute to improve Governance, Public financial management and Service delivery. The duration of this new programme will be of two years for the Budget Support component and three years for the Technical Assistance part.

Democracy cannot live without free, diverse and independent media. Journalists and media actors across the globe hold states, government officials, corporations and society at large accountable for their actions. But far too many among them face threats and attacks simply for carrying out their work, while the perpetrators of these attacks often act with total impunity.

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La démocratie ne peut vivre sans la liberté, la diversité et l'indépendance de la presse. Les journalistes et les autres acteurs des médias dans le monde forcent les États, les fonctionnaires, les entreprises et la société au sens large à être responsables de leurs actes. Mais un trop grand nombre d'entre eux font l'objet de menaces et d'attaques uniquement parce qu'ils exercent leur travail, et les auteurs de ces attaques agissent souvent en toute impunité.

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The 2019 Erasmus+ Call for Proposals has been published on 25 October. The 2019 Erasmus+ Programme Guide is now available in all official EU languages on the Erasmus+ website.

Erasmus+ helps organise student and doctoral candidate exchanges within Erasmus+ Programme countries and to and from Partner countries.

By studying abroad with Erasmus+, you can improve your communication, language and inter-cultural skills and gain soft skills highly valued by future employers. Read more about the benefits of an exchange abroad.

You can also combine your period spent studying abroad with a traineeship to gain work experience - ever more important when starting out on the job market.

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