The European Union and Israel share a long common history, marked by growing interdependence and cooperation. Both share the same values of democracy, respect for freedom and rule of law and are committed to an open international economic system based on market principles. Over five decades of trade, cultural exchanges, political cooperation and a developed system of agreements have cemented these relations.
Israeli bodies are eligible to apply to numerous EU project-based programmes. Some of these are managed by the Delegation which itself issues calls for proposals while others are managed by other Delegations or by the European Commission in Brussels
Since the creation of the so-called Schengen Zone travel between EU countries has become much easier. Quality, diversity, and opportunity are among the many benefits of European higher education institutions.
EU development Ministers were in Brussels Thursday to discuss a review of EU development policy, migration and development and the forthcoming World Humanitarian Summit. The meeting was chaired by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini. The Ministers also held talks with Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Ahmad Hakimi.