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EU and Central Asia: Opportunities for a stronger partnership

The European Union(EU) is outlining its vision for a renewed partnership with Central Asia, updating its strategy on relations with the region first set out in 2007.
progressive state leadership, politics of national borders

What is progressive state leadership today?

Professor Richard Beardsworth, Aberystwyth University, examines what progressive state leadership is in the world of politics and how it can be implemented.
UK Aid for cyclone, cyclone idai in mozambique

Extra £12 million in UK aid for Cyclone Idai

UK Aid is sending £12 million to the survivors of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawai and Zimbabwe, in addition to the £6 million announced on Monday.
global period poverty, vulnerable women and girls

UK launches campaign against global period poverty

Minister for Women and Equalities and Secretary of State for International Development, Penny Mordaunt will announce a new UK government campaign to break the silence and end global period poverty by 2030.
UK humam rights council, Lord Ahmad

UK to stand for re-election to Human Rights Council

The UK government asserts that the Human Rights Council is the best tool the international community has to promote human rights in an imperfect world, and so the UK will stand for re-election.
one million Rohingya refugees, communities in Cox's Bazar

One million Rohingya refugees ‘must not be forgotten’

The UK is providing humanitarian aid to many of the one million Rohingya refugees and vulnerable local communities in Cox’s Bazar.
Myanmar's future, UK DFID

What is the UK doing for Myanmar’s future?

UK International Development Secretary calls for most vulnerable to be given a say in Myanmar's future after shifting the work of UK aid to help disadvantaged and conflict-affected people.
open data policies

Can Open Data Feed the World?

Jaime Adams at U.S. Department of Agriculture explores the role of open data technology and if this can help feed the whole world Over 7.4 billion (1) people currently inhabit the Earth and an estimated 800 million (2) go to bed hungry every night – predominantly women and children. Experts...
research and education

Swedish research and education is at the forefront of change

The work of Swedish Minister for Research and Education, Helene Hellmark Knutsson, is profiled by Open Access Government in this compelling article
Blockchain in Europe

Lithuania emerging as the ‘gateway’ to blockchain in Europe

Lithuania has announced it will be home to Europe's first Blockchain centre, making it the gateway for blockchain in Europe As well as setting an example for blockchain in Europe with the issuing of an e-money license to various companies, Lithuania is set to open the first International Blockchain Centre...
student experience

Can UK Higher Education maintain the ‘student experience’ in the age of Brexit?

Robert Stoneman from GlobalData looks at how the UK can offer a unique and sought-after student experience during Brexit uncertainty
syrian refugee resettlement demonstration

We can do better on Syrian refugee resettlement, MPs declare

Both refugees and local councils need clear information for the Syrian refugee resettlement programme to be a success in the long term, AG reports Despite progress being made, it will be “a significant challenge” to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees in the UK by 2020, the Public Accounts Committee is warning. They say a...
child asylum seekers

Child asylum seekers to cost Walsall Council £1.4m

A West Midlands council could have to to pay £1.4 million in the next three years to support 15 child asylum seekers Walsall Council aims to take five child asylum seekers per year starting in 2017, which will put huge pressure on an already tight budget. Last month the council agreed...
refugees children

London councils ask for help to care for refugee children

Eight London councils have written to Home Secretary Amber Rudd to ask for additional support for unaccompanied refugee children arriving from France Refugee children need more support from government to ensure quality care is delivered. Eight London councils asked for more financial and casework support to ensure this, as more...
internationalisation

A strong focus on internationalisation

Studying abroad can have great benefits to students, and here the Danish Agency for Higher Education details how the Danish government has launched an action plan to increase internationalisation. More and more Danish students are choosing to participate in an exchange or internship programme in Europe. In the 2012/13 academic...

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