The European Union (EU) has 144 delegations and offices around the world to represent the EU and its citizens. In Myanmar, a fully-fledged EU Delegation was opened in 2013 and is located in Yangon. The Delegation's main tasks are to strengthen EU-Myanmar relations by engaging in political dialogue, supporting development and delivery of humanitarian aid, overseeing trade issues and promoting cultural exchange.
Since Myanmar has started its journey towards democracy in 2015, students and young professionals have seized the opportunity to study abroad – with Europe as one of the most coveted destinations. This year, with the help of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme, four Myanmar students are heading to prestigious European universities to make this dream a reality.
The European Union and its Member States together make a larger financial contribution to sustainable development than all other countries combined. Across the world, EU-funded development projects come in all shapes and sizes, but all of them focus on at least one of these five themes:
On this first International Day commemorating the victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief, we pay tribute to all those around the world who lost their lives and suffered attacks because of their religion or belief. Persecution as a response to religious belief or affiliation, or lack thereof, is a violation of international law and requires joint work to combat it.
Over four years the European Union will provide up to EUR 8 million to support the ARISE Plus Myanmar project that will be implemented by the International Trade Centre in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce.