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The EU Global Strategy (EUGS) presented in June 2016 by Federica Mogherini, the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission and Head of the European Defence Agency (EDA), called for the “gradual synchronisation and mutual adaptation of national defence planning cycles and capability development practices” to enhance strategic convergence between Member States and facilitate and promote defence cooperation among them.



The 2018 Erasmus+ Call for Proposals has now been launched. Deadlines fall in February, and new projects will be selected in June/July.

The fifth African Union - European Union (AU-EU) summit will take place on 29-30 November 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. 2017 is a defining year for EU-Africa relations, as it has been ten years since the adoption of the joint Africa-EU Strategy.