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The Delegation of the European Union to India, the Department of Science & Technology and the Department of Biotechnology are organising an Information and Brokerage event on 3 November 2017 to present their Joint Call on Research and Innovation for Water. In total, € 30 mn. (or about INR 225 crs.) has been earmarked for research and innovation actions aiming at improving the quality of drinking water, waste water management and real time monitoring and control systems. The EU and India will fund € 15 mn. each.

The 7th AU-EU Civil Society Human Rights Seminar took place in Banjul (The Gambia) on 28-29 October 2017 just before the AU-EU Human Rights Dialogue on 31 October. The topic of this-year CSO Seminar was: "Tackling Torture in Africa and Europe" with financial support from the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR). The Seminar counted with the participation of more than 60 CSO representatives and experts from Europe and Africa, who came up with a list of recommendations on torture addressed to African and European counterparts.

The EU has launched the "2018 Erasmus+ Call for Proposals": deadlines for calls fall in February 2018. As always, the Call has a strong international dimension. The "2018 Erasmus+ Call for Proposals" will select new international credit mobility projects which will ultimately move some 35,000 students and staff between Europe and its partner countries. 45 new Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (good for some 2750 scholarships) 150 new Capacity-building projects and around 230 Jean Monnet projects will be selected.

High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini travels to Washington, D.C.