While important progress has been achieved and the number of deaths at sea has significantly decreased, a large number of crossings still happen along the Central Mediterranean route and many migrants are faced with dire conditions along their journeys. The EU has already made an enormous effort, and cooperation with partners is essential to effectively take work forward. To this end, the EU together with the African Union and the United Nations set up a Taskforce in November 2017 to help people along the route, in particular Libya.
The Emergency Trust Fund for Africa complements the long-standing and comprehensive partnership that European Union and Africa enjoy together. Established at the Valletta Summit on Migration in November 2015, the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa was created to address the root causes of instability, forced displacement and irregular migration and to contribute to better migration management.
A Delegação da União Europeia junto da República da Guiné-Bissau lança convite a manifestações de interesse para a seleção de operadores para implementar as quatro seguintes componentes do Programa para a Resiliência e as Oportunidades Socioeconómicas para a Guiné Bissau (ProGB):
• ProGB Sociedade Civil (montante total: 8 milhões EUR)
• ProGB Serviços de Água e Energia (montante total: 9 milhões EUR)
• ProGB Agricultura de Mangal (montante total: 11 milhões EUR)
The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Guinea-Bissau launches a call for expressions of interest to select operators for the implementation of the following four components of the Program for Resilience and Socioeconomic Opportunities for Guinea-Bissau (ProGB):
• ProGB Civil Society (total amount: EUR 8 million)
• ProGB Water and Energy Services (total amount: EUR 9 million)
Over the past 20 years, the European Union has put in place some of the highest common asylum standards in the world. And in the past two years, European migration policy has advanced in leaps and bounds with the European Agenda on Migration proposed by the Juncker Commission in May 2015. Europe is a continent of solidarity and will continue keeping legal pathways open for people in need of international protection.
Migration is a global issue that can only be addressed effectively by the international community as a whole. Managing the situation together with our partners remains at the top of the European agenda. To this end, the European Union continues to work relentlessly in close cooperation with Member States and international partners to save lives, provide protection, offer safe and legal pathways for migration and tackle the root causes that force people to leave their homes in first place, as well as fight the criminal networks that often take advantage of people's despair.