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Now it’s up to the Member States to follow the EP’s example on the next EU budget and make sure the EU will invest in girls

28 March 2019

Yesterday, March 27, the European Parliament has made a final decision on the joint position on the NDICI coming from its Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation Committees. Throughout the past few months, we have been calling on the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to invest in girls, in gender equality and ensure that the different needs per age group are taken into account. For Plan International the European Parliament has made an important step towards realising the Sustainable Development Goals. The focus on children and youth and the role the EU can play to ensure they can shape their own future worldwide is a very welcome tone, especially ahead of the European elections.

Next EU Budget: Will Member States follow the European Parliament’s example?

5 March 2019

Gender equality, sustainable development and children and youth are all essential to ensure the next EU budget will help the EU reach the goals of the 2030 Agenda over the next 7 years. On 4 March 2019, Members of the European Parliament (EP) in the Foreign Affairs and the Development Cooperation Committees voted on amendments to the European Commission’s proposal for the Budget’s Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI). With this vote a few months before the European elections they leave behind a strong legacy.

#EUgirlsweek: How girls took over the EU

17 October 2016

During the European Week of Action for Girls 2016, girls showed they deserve to be heard far and loud by taking over the roles of EU leaders.

International Women's Day TweetChat

24 February 2016

We are excited to invite you to join a TweetChat in celebration of International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March, from 15.00-16.15 CET. You can follow and join the conversation by using the hashtag #IWDchat.

Breaking the spell: The power of secret societies in Sierra Leone's fight against Ebola

The power of social mobilisation: Lessons from Sierra Leone

4 August 2015

Engaging the communities we work with – from school children to societies elders – to change harmful attitudes and behaviours, is critical to the success or failure of our efforts to tackle an emergency like Ebola, says Plan International's CEO

EU position on post-2015 agenda

Reaction to EU’s post-2015 vision

4 August 2015

Analysis of the EU's vision for a transformative post-2015 agenda

Power walk in the European Parliament during training on children's rights

European Parliament 'key role' in protecting children's rights

5 June 2015

The European Parliament can be a strong ally in efforts to ensure the promotion and protection of children's rights in EU external action.

Tanya Cox speaking at the EESC plenary debate

What do the SDGs mean for the EU?

4 June 2015

What do the proposed Sustainable Development Goals really mean for the EU? That was the question posed by Tanya Cox, Acting Head of Plan International's EU Office, when she addressed the European Economic and Social Committee.

Youth entrepreneur Nanik serving customer in her small store in front of her home

Evidence crucial in search for youth employment solutions

5 May 2015

Share experiences, scale up, think differently. Three key ingredients all stakeholders must remember when searching for solutions to the global youth unemployment crisis, according to participants at a recent World Bank Brussels Office event.