Head of the ESDC Dirk Dubois inaugurated the new meeting room of the European Security and Defence College on 13 February 2017. The new conference facility at 115 Avenue de Cortenbergh was officially opened on the occasion of the 6th Advanced Course for Political Advisors.
The SWITCH Africa Green programme started in 2014. Its global objective is to support the transformation towards an inclusive green economy which generates growth, creates jobs, and reduces poverty. Its specific objective is the adoption of Sustainable Consumption and Production practices in 7 African countries: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa and Uganda.
President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev visited Brussels on 16 February. He met with HR/VP Federica Mogherini, President of the European Council Donald Tusk and the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker.