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09
Oct
From9 October 2012
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byYannik Jadot, Fiona Hall and FERN

 **Exploring a decade of achievements and challenges in the EU Forest Law
Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) programme**

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** llegal logging costs developing countries US$15 billion in lost revenues
each year (World Bank), and has helped to fund national and regional
conflicts.  In March next year, the EU Timber Regulation will place
restrictions on timber legally allowed to enter the EU.**

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**This timely conference will examine the ten year history of the EU Forest
Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, and explore any
lessons for the future. EU FLEGT has emerged as a uniquely inclusive,
innovative approach to  protecting forests and the livelihoods of the people
who use them.**

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***Speakers will include:* MEPs Yannick Jadot and Fiona Hall, Goldman
environment prize winner Silas Siakor, former Guardian Environment Journalist
of the year Fred Pearce, civil society representatives from forest producing
countries, the EU Timber Trade Federation, and International NGOs. More
speakers will be announced later.**

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02
Dec
From2 December 2014
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byVSO

VSO has the pleasure to invite you to a paneldebate focused on the role
of /human capital/ in development.The debate will be followed by a cocktail
reception and photo exhibition, showcasing the work of some of the firstEU
Aid Volunteers in the Philippines and India.To confirm your participation and
register, click here: http://goo.gl/forms/4sbtS18YFa [1]

[1] http://goo.gl/forms/4sbtS18YFa

13
Nov
From
13 November 2014 to 14 November 2014
in (Belgium)
Organised byDEVCO/EEAS

Please find the outcomes of the event on the right side

Objectives of the Joint Programming Technical Seminar are to:

Inform and discuss state of play, building on actual country cases

Discuss and take forward to EU DGs:

- Joint Guidance Package on Joint Programming

- How we work together

- Synergies of Joint Programming with other processes

12
Jun
From12 June 2015
in Geneva (Switzerland)
Organised byGlobal Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

The global growth of private actors in education presents many challenges
from a human rights perspective. As discussed during a side-event at the
Human Rights Council last year, increasing privatisation of education is
pushing already vulnerable groups deeper into poverty and furthering social
divisions, making it more difficult for states to fulfil their core
obligation to provide quality public education for all. Unfortunately, the
issues discussed last year have become more acute and the questions raised at
that time remain unanswered; in particular, which policies consistent with
human rights frameworks need to be adopted to effectively respond to these
challenges.

19
Oct
From19 October 2015
in London (United Kingdom)
Organised byPrivatisation in Education Research Initiative, Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and Right to Education Project

See also on: http://bit.ly/1iQxIFF [1]

The *Privatisation in Education Research Initiative*, [2] the *Global
Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights* [3] and *the Right to
Education Project* [4] are organising a panel discussion titled *Setting
the Rules of the Game: how can regulations of private actors ensure the right
to education in the post-2015 setting?*

* *When? *Monday, 19 October 2015 from 18.00-20.00 BST
* *Where? *Clarke Hall [5], Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London,
WC1H 0AL.

Panellists will speak to the conditions within which the private sector can
partake in the education sector, in particular in light of the new Global
Goal 4 on education for all and the legal right to education. The discussion
will explore what regulations are needed to allow for responsible and
acceptable engagement of private actors in education, at a time when the
emergence of a range of low-fee private schools targeting poor communities,
including large-scale commercial chains, has sparked controversy [6] in a
number of developing countries. [7] These schools have been problematised
on a number of levels including social equality, quality of education, and
teachers’ conditions.

Still, private schools may have a role to play in education systems and the
challenge is therefore for governments to craft adequate regulations to
ensure the private sector plays a positive role, which does not undermine the
efforts to realise the Global Goals and the right to education. The panel
will include representatives from the public and private sectors, teachers
unions and civil society, and a lively debate is expected with clear
recommendations established for the way forward.

Confirmed speakers include John Rendel (Executive Director of Promoting
Equality in African Schools – PEAS [8]),  Sylvain Aubry (Research and
legal advisor, Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights),
and Sylvia Mbataru (Legal office, the CRADLE, Kenya). The session will be
chaired by BBC Education Correspondent Sean Coughlan [9].

For more information and to RSVP, please email *info@periglobal.org* [10].
You can also check the Facebook event pag [11]e.We encourage you to share
this invitation widely with your networks.

[1] http://bit.ly/1iQxIFF
[2] http://www.periglobal.org/
[3] http://www.globalinitiative-escr.org/
[4] http://www.right-to-education.org/
[5] http://20bedfordway.com/clarke-hall/
[6] http://www.periglobal.org/sites/periglobal.org/files/Responses%20to%20Ec...
[7] http://globalinitiative-escr.org/advocacy/privatization-in-education-res...
[8] http://www.peas.org.uk
[9] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/correspondents/seancoughlan
[10] mailto:info@periglobal.org
[11] https://www.facebook.com/events/468799456615375/

27
Aug
From27 August 2015
in Stockholm (Sweden)
Organised byEU Water Initiative

The Seminar is organised as the annual Multistakeholder Forum of the EU Water
Initiative (EUWI), and constitutes a contribution to the 2015 'EU Year of
Development'. The Seminar will present and discuss the new initiatives being
launched and developed in the different partnerships established in the EUWI
framework, enhancing the role of water as a driver for sustainable
development, with a special focus on the water-energy-food security nexus. It
will present experience and good practice from the ongoing work and debate on
further actions.

08
Jun
From
8 June 2016 to 6 July 2016
in Telford (United Kingdom)
Organised byCentre for International Development and Training (CIDT, University of Wolverhampton

The Improving Forest Governance course is a 4-week, UK-based residential
course that covers a variety of forest governance issues. The course is
conducted in English, French and Spanish with simultaneous interpretation
and is taught by experienced tutors from the Centre for International
Development and Training, as well as leading international experts and
practitioners on forest governance, climate change, REDD+ and
multi-stakeholder processes from the UK and abroad. Participants are immersed
in training and benefit from high quality field trips, including visiting a
Chatham House Illegal Logging update meeting in London.

29
Jan
From
29 January 2015 to 30 January 2015
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byEuropean Commission, European External Action Service, with support from: Austrian MFA, Austrian Development Agency, Italian MFA

The main objective of the workshop is to increase the knowledge about Joint
Programming based on practical experience in the region, through a process of
peer learning, and focus on concrete implementation at the country level.

25
Nov
From25 November 2015
in 1000 Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byEuropean Education Practitioners Network

Exclusion usually starts very early in life. Therefore, schools have a
central role in promoting fairer and more inclusive communities. This begins
in the classroom, with learner needs and experiences at the centre of all
decisions making. EPN's 2nd seminar will focus on how to achieve inclusion
in education for groups that are often excluded. Join us
[1] *14:00-17:00* on the*25th of November* at VLEVA [2] to take part in
the discussion!

[1] http://www.educationpn.com
[2] http://en.vleva.eu/

05
Aug
From
5 August 2016 to 10 June 2017
in (Belgium)
Organised byEuropean Security and Defence College (EEAS/ESDC)

The overall aim of the CSDP High Level Course (HLC) is to prepare selected
senior individuals from EU Member States and EU Institutions for leadership
positions in the application and development of the CSDP policy, crisis
management and capability development, which are able to cooperate
effectively with the various actors in this field. The course aims to broaden
course participants’ knowledge and understanding of the EU security and
defence architecture, the comprehensive nature of the CSDP as a key tool of
CFSP, current and anticipated policy, missions and operations, as well as to
increase their awareness of human rights and gender, freedom security and
justice and horizontal issues.

The training delivered both via the eLearning platform and during the
residential Modules promotes a common European security culture and aims to
foster the network of future leaders involved in the strategic aspects of the
CFSP/CSDP.

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