Did you know that Timor-Leste and west Timor (Indonesia) are tied by a unique culture?

Traditional weaving is part of their traditions, hand-woven cloths are actually considered as an art form there. We support the artistic production of these communities to reinforce their tradition and create development opportunities at the same time.

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Do you have a burning question about the future of our planet?

If so, join our #KapTalks - the place to meet top global thinkers who will broaden your perspectives. Thomas Piketty, the renowned economist, talked us through inequality and climate change at one of our latest Kapuscinski lectures.

In case you missed it, watch here ➡ [ Bit.ly Link ]
What brings us closer to achieving #SustDev, financially supporting individual development projects or helping governments invest public money where it is most needed?

Our work is based on both! We support partner countries through budget support operations, which are direct financial contributions to the country's administration. But we also carry out concrete projects and actions to...
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12% of the world's population depend on fish! That's why we are investing in sustainable solutions to reduce overfishing while still allowing fishermen to make a living.

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Development is about doing things better, not doing more of the same thing.

We - #EU and member countries - are the world's leading donor but we do not have infinite resources! Therefore we are looking at how to explore new forms of development finance for the benefit of the poorest.

This means not only official development assistance but also blending of public-private funds, improving...
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Who is your favourite global thinker?

We have many, but one of them is Leymah Gbowee. We invited her to our #KAPTalks, a series of lectures in European universities and beyond where top global thinkers discuss international development challenges.

Watch her lecture [ Bit.ly Link ] and tell us if she is your new top global development thinker!
The EDD serve as voice of the international development community for more than 10 years. The 2017 forum, entitled “Investing in Development”, will focus on the Private Sector, Youth and Gender.

You want to get involved? Share your ideas, experiences and innovative solutions with us! Submit your proposal before 17/02 to organise a session at #EDD17 ⤵

What are #EUCulturalRelations? Remember our project from Colombia & Ecuador, where we support peace building through promoting cultural diversity?

In these countries mobility from rural to urban areas is creating exclusion, rejection and ignorance of cultural diversities. This is why we work to promote interculturality and social inclusion through arts and culture. Artistic activities...
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Did you ever hear about the European Development Days, or EDDs?

The EU's leading forum on development brings people together to share ideas & experiences which feed innovative solutions to world challenges. World leaders such Ban Ki-moon (former UN Secretary-General), Jim Yong Kim (President of the World Bank) and numerous heads of State and governments are regular guests.

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Did you know the EU has a cultural diplomacy strategy?

It aims to encourage cultural cooperation between the #EU & partner countries. Culture is at the ♥ of EU international relations and development cooperation. Culture facilitates social inclusion, ✊ freedom of expression, identity-building and civil empowerment, while strengthening economic growth and helping to foster political...
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Are you interested in global development issues?

Then you should come to one of our #KAPTalks organised in different locations around Europe. You have the chance to listen and meet leaders who shape our world, such as Carl Bildt former Swedish Prime and Foreign Minister.

Curious who else spoke at our #KAPTalks? Check ⤵ ⤵ [ Kapuscinskilectures.eu Link ]
Remember our #KAPTALKS or Kapuscinski Development Lectures?

Tomorrow is the next one, with Dawn Engle in Warsaw.
Dawn Engle, author of the 'One Billion Acts of Peace' campaign and co-founder of PeaceJamFoundation speaks on the role of peace education in nowadays global challenges.

Join the 17/01 lecture at 10am CET in Warsaw or watch live ⤵ [ Bit.ly Link ]
Wondering how you could support the #EU in achieving its goals of eradicating poverty and achieving sustainable development?

We provide numerous funding opportunities, which help projects and organisations advance common goals. There are 2 ways of getting funding: direct financial contributions (grants) to organisations or projects and contracts for providing services to us.

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Does the name @AlaaMurabit ring a bell?

She is the youngest UN Global Sustainable Development Goal Advocate, UN High-Level Commissioner on Health Employment and Economic Growth, and she was part of our #KAPTalks lecture series!

Alaa spoke on fighting violent ideologies without targeting vulnerable members of society. Watch her lecture ➡ [ Bit.ly Link ]
Striving for new professional challenges in 2017?

Then it's time to get actively involved in #EU development cooperation!
We offer challenging jobs at Headquarters and in EU Delegations around the world. This is your chance to take part in our efforts to eradicate poverty and bring peace to the world!

Our latest job opportunities ➡ [ Europa.eu Link ]