Around 100 media professionals, donors, EU officials and representatives of media development organisations met in Riga, Latvia, on 13-14 November for “The Eastern Partnership Media Conference 2019: Business and Sustainability". The Conference was an opportunity to discuss strategies for increasing the viability of independent media in Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries, and was organised by the European Commission with the support of the European External Action Service and the Government of Latvia.
Ms Nereah Amondi Oketch, the winner of the EU-funded Kenyan reality TV series 'Ms President', is coming to Brussels from 17 - 21 November, together with four other finalists from this highly successful show broadcast on Kenyan television. In the TV-series 71 women competed for the title of 'Ms President'. The-TV series raised awareness of the leadership role that women can and should play in society. It ended this summer with the crowning of the first Kenyan ‘Ms President’.
Around 2,000 women and men are currently deployed to our neighbourhood in civilian CSDP missions under EU flag – working outside of the EU’s borders, providing security at home. The EU and its Member States are now implementing a set of commitments to strengthen the civilian dimension of European security and defence.