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ACP - multi-country cooperation - Environment

Europaid - Thu, 07/18/2013 - 11:34

Without appropriate action, the environmental degradation witnessed by most African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) nations could set back progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Environmental protection and disaster risk reduction – with a focus on measures to protect development gains in ACP countries against environmental shocks are priorities for ACP-EU cooperation. 

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Regional cooperation

Europaid - Thu, 07/18/2013 - 11:34

EU cooperation with the Caribbean is assisting various regional integration initiatives, including implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), a comprehensive free trade area between the Caribbean Group of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states (CARIFORUM) and the European Union (EU). The new Joint EU – Caribbean Partnership Strategy, adopted by both sides in November 2012, comes to complete these relations by reinforcing their political dimension alongside the traditional development cooperation and trade relations.

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ACP - multi-country cooperation - Education

Europaid - Thu, 07/18/2013 - 11:34

Education is a key vector of development in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) nations, having the potential to lift future generations out of poverty.

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ACP - multi-country cooperation - Governance

Europaid - Thu, 07/18/2013 - 11:34

Addressing instability, fragility and conflict prevention, good governance is a major focus of EU-ACP cooperation. It plays a big role in tackling instability, fragility and conflict prevention at national and regional levels in ACP nations. The promotion of good governance runs through the breadth of EU/ACP cooperation activities.   

 

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ACP - multi-country cooperation - Trade

Europaid - Thu, 07/18/2013 - 11:34

Trade plays a crucial role in the economic growth of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. EU support to boost trade between ACP countries and integration of ACP states into the world economy is a priority for ACP-EU cooperation.

The EU is promoting trade in and with ACP countries through capacity building and by helping countries formulate and negotiate trade policies.

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ACP - multi-country cooperation - Climate change

Europaid - Thu, 07/18/2013 - 11:34

African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries are among those most heavily affected by climate change which has become a major threat to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The EU is addressing climate change related issues – which are not confined to national or regional borders – throughout ACP regions.

 

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OCT - EU relations in detail

Europaid - Thu, 07/18/2013 - 11:34

Specific characteristics of the OCTs

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EU Neighbourhood & Russia - Cross Border Cooperation

Europaid - Thu, 07/18/2013 - 11:34

Cross Border Cooperation (CBC) is a key element of the EU policy towards its neighbours. It supports sustainable development along the EU’s external borders, helps reducing differences in living standards and addressing common challenges across these borders. It was first recognised as such in the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) regulation for the period 2007-2013.

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Latin America - Regional Cooperation - funding

Europaid - Thu, 07/18/2013 - 11:34

Regional Cooperation programmes are open to all Latin American countries under the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI). They strengthen relations with the EU by exchanging experiences and creating networks at the same time as forging links between countries within the region as well as promoting sub-regional integration.

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Job opportunities with Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid

Europaid - Thu, 07/18/2013 - 11:32

Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid offers job opportunities at its Brussels' headquarters, as well as in EU delegations based around the world.

  The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) is the single point of contact for all EU citizens who wish to work for the European Institutions.   Contract agents There are two types of contract agents:
  • contract agents on a contract of limited duration (up to a maximum of three years) work at Commission headquarters;
  • contract agents on longer-term contracts can work in satellite offices, agencies and eventually in EU delegations.
EPSO organises calls for expression of interest. Candidates must pass a test to be considered for recruitment.   Current posts in Delegations for Contract agents:  

Place of employment: LIBERIA, Monrovia           

Contact point: Manuel.IGLESIAS-ROA@eeas.europa.eu

Deadline for application: 19/12/2014    

Living conditions allowance (LCA): 40%, Non-family - Essential-staff only

Profile of the post: Food Security, Rural Development and Environment

Function group: IV

Post number: 129392

Job Description

 

Place of employment: LIBERIA, Monrovia           

Contact point: Laetitia.CADET@eeas.europa.eu

Deadline for application: 19/12/2014    

Living conditions allowance (LCA): 40%, Non-family - Essential-staff only

Profile of the post: Finance and Contracts assistant - Initiation

Function group: IV

Post number: 127128

Job Description

 

  Temporary agents In exceptional circumstances, EuropeAid may consider engaging temporary agents.   Trainees The European Commission has an official traineeship scheme mainly aimed at young university graduates. For further information, please consult the traineeship web pages.   Seconded national experts (SNE) SNEs are typically seconded from the civil services of EU Member States. They are usually recruited via their Permanent Representations to the EU.
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Somalia

Europaid - Fri, 07/12/2013 - 13:16

European Union (EU) assistance is helping to build governance, provide education, assist economic development and boost food security. Civil war, lasting over two decades, devastated the capital, Mogadishu, and other parts of the country and in the autonomous regions of Somaliland and Puntland there has been limited progress in developing a democratic process, building institutions and addressing citizens’ basic needs.

Life expectancy is extremely low, infant and child mortality is extremely high and access to sanitation is limited.

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About the Infopoint

Europaid - Tue, 07/09/2013 - 09:49

The "External Cooperation" Info Point acts as the interface between citizens and the various services of the Commission dealing with external relations, a space devoted to dialogue and the exchange of ideas.

The Info Point provides:

  • a personalised welcome in the heart of the European quarter
  • A flexible & pedagogical space, encouraging debate on topics on European external cooperation through the organisation of visits and conferences in a dedicated space
  • easy access to general & thematic publications on external cooperation from the various services involved: Directorates-General Development and Cooperation EuropeAid, Trade, Enlargement, ECHO, the Commission's Humanitarian Office and EEAS.

   

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Water and sanitation

Europaid - Wed, 06/26/2013 - 20:56
ABOUT THIS SECTOR

The Millennium Development Goal on sustainable access to drinking water was reached in 2010. The objective of ensuring that 88% of the world’s population has a reliable supply of safe water was even slightly exceeded. The EU contributed prominently to this achievement.

However, water sector needs to be considered in a wider and diversified way, taking into consideration links with other sectors and its strategic role in maintaining peace and political stability in the context of cross-border cooperation.

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Urban development

Europaid - Wed, 06/26/2013 - 20:54
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Transport

Europaid - Wed, 06/26/2013 - 20:52
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Trade

Europaid - Wed, 06/26/2013 - 20:50
ABOUT THIS SECTOR

Trade is essential for sustained economic growth and development. Stimulating it implies a wide variety of challenges. The European Union provides support in tackling these challenges through funding and know-how so that developing countries can also reap the benefits of regional and global markets.

Facilitating the smooth integration of developing countries into the world economy is one of the primary goals of the European Commission's development policy. Our approach to trade and development is based on a number of existing communications and strategies including:

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Research

Europaid - Wed, 06/26/2013 - 20:47
ABOUT THIS SECTOR

Research can deliver effective, affordable and sustainable solutions to support the fight against poverty – such as medicines and enabling technologies. EuropeAid promotes scientific research in areas of particular importance to developing countries. It also strengthens these countries’ capacity to design and implement collective research programmes, as pioneered by the EU’s successive framework programmes for research.

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Regional integration

Europaid - Wed, 06/26/2013 - 20:09
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Private sector development

Europaid - Wed, 06/26/2013 - 20:05
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