Education in Emergencies: EU announces record humanitarian funding for 2019 and launches #RaiseYourPencil Campaign
May 16, 2019
The European Commission has announced an unprecedented €164 million for Education in Emergencies projects in 2019. Together with international and Belgian celebrities as well as around 400 students, the Commission has launched a social media campaign to raise awareness and solidarity among young Europeans.
Thanks to EU funding, over 6.5 million girls, boys and teachers in 55 crisis-affected countries have benefited between 2015-2018 from better access to quality education and training since the European Union increased support for children caught up in humanitarian crises.
The #RaiseYourPencil campaign was launched to encourage young Europeans to express solidarity with their peers around the world who cannot go to school because of emergencies. The campaign will run until September 2019.