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Lunctime Blether: Is gender inequality a thing of the past? 9th March 2015, 12pm - 2pm, Aberdeen Arts Centre

Come along and help us mark International Women's Day. There will be a free lunch and our panel will talk informally about gender equality issues including violence against women and equality in society and the workplace.  Book here or Contact Us for further details.


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Reducing our risk of disaster

While natural hazards such as earthquakes, floods, drought and cyclones cannot be prevented, the number of lives they claim and the damage they cause can be greatly reduced with preparation and protection measures. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) saves lives and strengthens the resilience of communities, enabling them to anticipate, absorb and bounce back from shocks. The Commission's humanitarian funding for DRR in 2014 reached approximately 16 million people. That investment of €122 million, or 13% of The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department's (ECHO) humanitarian funding, was an important contribution to global efforts to build a culture of safety and resilience among vulnerable communities. Find out more

European Year for Development

2015 has been designated as the year for development looking at the role of the EU in the wider world. Did you know that the European Union is present and active in most countries in the world? There are 139 EU Delegations spread around the globe who are our eyes and ears on the ground. Working in at times extremely challenging and dangerous conditions they contribute to building solid and lasting partnerships. Having championed the UN Millennium Development Goals, the EU is now helping shape a global development agenda that will deliver lasting change and take us closer to the ultimate aim: a decent life for all.

The European Year for Development website has more information about the year of development including stories and events.

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Latvia Presidency of the Council of the EU

Riga Every six months the Presidency of the Council of  European Union rotates. The current rotation has seen Latvia take over the Presidency from Italy. This is the first time Latvia has held the presidency since being admitted into the EU in 2004. You can find out more about the Latvian Presidency at the official website. To find out more about Latvia take a look at the Europa Country File. The picture above is of the capital Riga.

Videos to watch

In this feature we bring together a monthly selection of short videos on a range of topics and areas to do with the EU.

New European Hospitality Skills Passport: the ticket to a new job

Creative Europe - Europe culture and creative sectors 

The European Year for Development

European Energy Union 2015

European Economy explained- Preventing future crisis

Writing Competition: EU Enlargement what do you think?

EU Enlargement Competition

The EU has grown and is continuing to grow larger as more countries apply and go through the accession process to join the EU. Croatia was the last country to join in 2013 becoming the 28th member state. Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,are among some of the candidate/ potential candidate countries. 

If you are aged between 18 and 25 years old the European Commission invites you to share your views on one or both questions in an article (max 1 000 words)

  • What is your experience in an enlarged European Union?
  • How can the enlarged European Union meet the challenges of the future?

There are prizes to be won. The closing date is the 27th of February 2015 at midday (CET). Find out more ...

"We are INSEPARABLE - Eat, Buy and Sell Sustainable Fish"

The European Union is a world leader in fisheries management and aquaculture standards. Over the last decade, EU policies have had a positive impact in places such as the North-East Atlantic where more and more stocks are caught sustainably but there is a lot more work to be done. Ourupcoming booklet "EU Marine Animals; Their Life in Your Hands" explores this topicand others that are threatening our marine animals. Buying sustainable fish is one way in which you can help. Find out more via:

Who's Who in the new European Commission?

The new European Commission took office last week, but who are they? What has each member of the new commission done before? What are their areas of responsibility in the new Commission? To find out the answer to these questions and more you can:

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