The 5th African Union - European Union (AU-EU) summit will take place on 29-30 November 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The summit will be a key moment and opportunity to strengthen relations in a broad range of areas between the two continents, with a focus on investing in youth. This is the first edition of the summit to be held in Sub-Saharan Africa. It will gather Heads of State and Government from the European Union and Africa.
The Embassy of Italy in South Africa, in collaboration with the European Union Delegation to South Africa, Wesgro (Cape Town and the Western Cape’s Official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency) and the Department of Trade and Industry today hosted a workshop on the Protection and Promotion of Geographical Indications (GI).
INVITATION FROM THE SA-EU DIALOGUE FACILITY: 2nd CALL FOR PROPOSALS WORKSHOP TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2017 09h00 to 12h00
The South Africa - European Union (SA-EU) Dialogue Facility Phase II Team invites your Department/Institution to a SA-EU Dialogue Facility Workshop at the launch of the Second Call for Proposals (CfP) – funding support for policy dialogue projects in 2018.
On the occasion of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, the EU speaks out for freedom of speech and calls for international obligations to protect journalists and investigate abuses to be upheld by State authorities, within and outside the EU.
On the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, the European Union commends the work of journalists in uncovering abuses of power, shining a light on corruption and human right violations, and questioning received opinion, often putting themselves at risk of intimidation, violence and death. An independent and free media is the basis of a participatory and pluralist democracy, and a tool to make governments accountable for their actions.