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Anne Vernet

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Blue economy in Africa: initiatives, prospects and issues

Written by Eric Pichon and Anne Vernet, Harnessing the oceans’ resources in a sustainable manner is the ‘new frontier of the African renaissance’ according to the African Union (AU). This ‘blue growth’ will only be achieved if ocean’s health and security at sea are won back. The AU has designed an ambitious maritime strategy, but … Continue reading

The New European Consensus on Development

Written by Marta Latek and Anne Vernet, On 12 May 2016, the Foreign Affairs Council decided to formally launch the review of EU development policy mainly to adapt and update the EU’s development policy to reflect the universally applicable and broad in scope, new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but also to reinforce aspects such … Continue reading

Being a LGBTI person in African countries

More than 4 African countries out of 5 of have laws criminalizing homosexuality, or even punishing LGBTI* rights advocacy. In 2014 tougher laws were passed in Nigeria, Gambia and Uganda, which followed in the steps of Liberia’s criminalisation of homosexuality in 2012. Continue reading

The African Union and the International Criminal Court: what is at stake?

The permanent International Criminal Court (ICC) was established in 1998 by an international treaty now known as the ” Rome Statute “. Continue reading

Promoting sport for health in the EU

Written by Anne Vernet The 2014 Eurobarometer survey on sport and physical activity highlighted persisting high (and slightly increasing) rates of physical inactivity in the EU, confirming the results of largely comparable surveys carried out in 2002 and 2009 (Rapid press release and memo 24/03/2014). Lack of physical activity, which the World Health Organisation (WHO) … Continue reading

Cultural Heritage Policy in the European Union

Written by Anne Vernet and Jonathan Gunson The European Commission defines cultural heritage as including “natural, built and archaeological sites; museums; monuments, artworks; historic cities; literary, musical, and audiovisual works, and the knowledge, practices and traditions of European citizens”. Whilst the Member States are principally responsible for their own cultural heritage policy, European cultural heritage … Continue reading

The digitisation and digital preservation of European film heritage

Written by Anne Vernet October 27 is UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage , a commemoration of the adoption in 1980 of the Recommendation for the Safeguarding and Preservation of Moving Images , which for the first time recognised audiovisual and cinematographic works as an integral part of the world’s cultural heritage. This year’s theme … Continue reading

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