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On November 10 2016, a small group of youth from different sectors met in the EU Delegation to the African Union in Addis Ababa. The meeting was aimed at finding out what role the youth should play to form the focus and the agenda of the coming EU-Africa Summit of 2017.

The Youth; coming from the creative art, journalism, social media, university students, the AU and EU institutions  raised pertinent issues and ways to address their messages to the policy and decision making bodies.

His Excellency Mr. Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, will speak on Tuesday, November 15th from 4-5:30 pm on the subject of “Political Leadership in the Digital Age” as part of the Presidential Distinguished Lecturer Series that takes place at the Singapore Management University.

This is an excellent opportunity to hear a European Prime Minister talk about the challenges of political leadership and engagement in the current digital era.

EU-sponsored festival on the island of Lamu runs until Sunday

Information sessions for the Call for Proposals EuropeAid/152092/DD/ACT/PH will be held on the following dates, at the following venues:

Thursday, 24 November, 2016 in Manila at Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Roxas Boulevard, Manila, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Monday, 28 November in Cebu at Raddison Blu Cebu, Sergio Osmeña Boulevard cor. Juan Luna Ave., Cebu City, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Tuesday, 29 November in Davao, The Ritz Hotel at Garden Oases, Porras St. Cor. Villamor St., Barrio Obrero, Davao City, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Potential applicants who wish to participate in these sessions must register, indicating name, function and the organisation they represent, per email to DELEGATION-PHILIPPINES-CFS@eeas.europa.eu.
Participation will be limited to one information session only.

On 10 November the European Commission and HR/VP Mogherini published a Communication on Ocean Governance. The communication sets out 3 priority areas of work which provide a plan of action on both maritime security and environmental issues.

A new agenda for the oceans

It is time to stop taking our oceans for granted and start taking better care of this precious resource and delicate eco-systems that have taken millions of years of form. All of us share responsibility to keep our oceans healthy.

Cecilia Malmström, comisaria de Comercio, firma hoy el Protocolo de Adhesión de Ecuador al Acuerdo de libre comercio de la UE con Colombia y Perú. Este acuerdo favorable al desarrollo abrirá los mercados de ambas partes, incrementará la estabilidad y la previsibilidad para el comercio y la inversión en ambas direcciones, y fomentará un desarrollo integrador y sostenible.

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