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Under the Framework of the EU-Vietnam Strategic Dialogue Facility, the EU Fellowship Programme supports capacity building of Vietnam Government officials and members of the National Assembly in relation to the implementation of the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation (PCA) between the EU and Vietnam, as well as to enhance and strengthen the EU-Vietnam relations. During the period 2014-2016, 25 fellowships have been granted and completed by young and promising government officials from various ministries including MOFA, MoF, MOST, MPI, MOLISA... For duration from 4-7 weeks, the selected participants were assigned to specific units within a leading European think-tank, policy/advisory group, research institution, university... in European Union countries and worked on their projects under the supervision of high profiled EU experts.
With the Paris Agreement at COP21 concluded in December 2015, the seminar provides a platform for Vietnamese and European experts to explore pathways towards implementing the Paris Agreement and to review the agreement’s linkages to national green growth policies and on-going initiatives in Vietnam as outlined particularly in the Vietnam National Green Growth Strategy (VGGS)
The one and a half-day international seminar’s objectives aimed to raise the awareness among officials of key central and provincial Government in charge of implementing the human rights policies, and to share experiences in relation to human rights issues as part of the EU-Viet Nam relations.
The international seminar provided a better understanding of key human rights principles contained in Human Rights Conventions and in particular the United Nations Convention Against Torture (UNCAT) for a large number of key Government officials such as police officers, Procuracy officers, judiciary and other security related officials.
On the occasion of the 70 years anniversary of the founding of Ethnic Affairs Agency, The Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) of the Socialist Republic of Vietname holds a ceremony of the medal " For the Development of the Vietnamese Ethnic Minorities" awards to Mr. Poul Lassen, Director and Mr. Tran Ngoc Dinh, Project Coordinator of EU-Viet Nam Strategic Dialogue Facility.
The Workshop is aimed to provide a platform for EU and Asian international and national experts, academics and policy practitioners to exchange views, share experiences and consult on best practices in promoting international cooperation that allow them to work out effective policy responses to traditional and non-traditional maritime security challenges, foster sustainable development of maritime resources and enhance global ocean governance.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the EU Delegation to Viet Nam wish to organise an Alumni Seminar with the aim to disseminate the key findings from four High-Level GoV-Missions to the EU (2014-2015) and the Fellowship grantees’ stay in Europe as well as to stimulate the creation of a network/alumni among GoV-officials involved and interested in the EU-Viet Nam relations.
European Parliament non-legislative resolution of 17 December 2015 on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the Union, of the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, of the other part (05432/2015 – C8-0062/2015 – 2013/0440(NLE) – 2015/2096(INI))
The EU Delegation in Viet Nam is pleased to announce the continuation of the EU Fellowship Program. The EU Fellowship Programme aims to support capacity building of Viet Nam Government officials and members of the National Assembly in relation to the implementation of the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation (PCA) bewtween the EU and Viet Nam, as well as to enhance and strengthen the EU-Viet Nam relations. Deadline for application of the next round will be 18th December 2015.
The 4th High-Level GoV-Mission is scheduled to take place in October 2015 and the overall theme of the mission is Space and Satellite Cooperation, including research, science and technology within this area. The mission will be led by Vice-Minister of Science and Technology, H.E. Pham Cong Tac who will be accompanied by 14 other high-ranking officials from key GoV-ministries engaged in the area of Space and Satellite Cooperation.
The Awarding Ceremony of the Certificate of Merit of Minister of Foreign Affairs to Mr. Poul Lassen - Director of EU - Viet Nam Strategic Dialogue Facility for his significant contribution to building and promoting cooperation between Viet Nam and the European Union
High-Level Workshop: “Maritime Issues and UNCLOS: Sharing European and Asian Approaches to Territorial Disputes” 4-5 June 2015, Halong City, Viet Nam. The workshop aims to creating a forum for awareness raising of the maritime issues in Asia and the EU for a wider Vietnamese group such as Government officials, academics, researchers and international development partners. It also aims to enhance the workshop participants’ understanding and knowledge of the functions and mechanisms of United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) as well as of the Asian and European approaches, cooperation mechanisms and legal frameworks in maritime areas.
The EU-Viet Nam Strategic Dialogue Facility is operating from January 2013 to October 2016 and is supported with an amount of about EUR 3 million. The EU – Viet Nam Strategic Dialogue Facility’s goal is to make the relationship between Viet Nam and the European Union (EU) even stronger and more dynamic.
The Facility, together with a wide range of Vietnamese partners from academia, civil society and government agencies, in particular the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government Committee for Religious Affairs, Government Committee for Ethnic Minorities, Office of National Assembly, the National Human Rights Committee etc. allows the EU and Viet Nam to exchange best practices and experiences on issues of mutual interest in the various sector areas under the PCA.
The SDF has been operating since January 2013, organizing numerous activities and supporting the EU Delegation to Vietnam and it’s Vietnamese partners in various initiatives. Detail information on most current affairs and upcoming and past activities is listed here.
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