On 31 January and 1 February, 2017, the 5th Regional Round Table Meeting (RTM) for the Central Asia region took place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, under the European Union (EU) Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Centres of Excellence Initiative (CoE).
On 2-3 February 2017 the regional kick-off meeting of the EU-funded CBRN Centres of Excellence project 53 (P53), worth EUR 5 million, will be conducted in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. The event is co-organized by the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) and the EU Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Centres of Excellence Initiative (CBRN CoE).
Today, the European Commission signed two direct grants worth €600 million to support Syrian refugees and host communities in Turkey in the areas of education and health. Since March this year, the EU has mobilised more than €2 billion out of its total budget of €3 billion under the Facility for Refugees in Turkey. The Facility supports the implementation of both the EU-Turkey Joint Action Plan and the EU-Turkey Statement and is designed to address the most critical needs of Syrian refugees and host communities living in Turkey today.