Visit to Shu'fat refugee camp in East Jerusalem

EU visit to Shu'fat refugee camp in East Jerusalem

20 July 2017
EU Heads of Cooperation on 19 July visited the Shu'fat refugee camp in East Jerusalem, where they were briefed by local and European civil society organisations on the challenges facing the camp. The briefing focused on the obstacles blocking a sustainable social and economic development of the…
Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies – EMNES

Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies – EMNES

2015-2018 Budget: €2.5 million

The Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies - EMNES is a network of partners and associate research institutions and think tanks working on the Mediterranean region. EMNES aims to provide a renewed vision for socio-economic…


Energy Regulators: MEDREG takes part in meeting to promote international cooperation

19 July 2017
Associations of regulators representing emerging economies met in Budapest on 11 July in the 5th High-Level Meeting of Regional Associations of Emerging Markets, an annual meeting organised this year by the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA). The meeting was attended by seven…

Boosting Youth employability in the Mediterranean: UfM takes action to develop international internships opportunities for students

18 July 2017
Private companies, universities, and students met at the headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) in Barcelona on 13 July to review a project working to enhance the opportunities for internships in the Mediterranean region – seen as a win-win opportunity for business development and…

SwitchMed working with Palestinian companies to save valuable resources

17 July 2017
The EU-funded SwitchMed programme is working with industries from the food sector in the West Bank to demonstrate the business case for sustainable production and consumption, ensuring the efficient use of natural resources. The MED TEST II project is a component of the SwitchMed initiative, which…

Launch of new Facebook page on climate action in the southern Mediterranean

17 July 2017
The EU-funded ClimaSouth project has widened the reach of its social media activities by launching new Facebook pages in English and Arabic. The Facebook pages will run alongside the existing Twitter channel, complementing the project’s website and knowledge platform. Collectively these web-based…
HRVP Federica Mogherini

EU condemns Jerusalem attack on against Israeli police officers

17 July 2017
The EU has condemned Friday's fatal terror attack against Israeli police officers at the Temple Mount/Haram-al-Sharif, describing it "not only a crime against people on duty, but also a profanation of this holy site". "There can be no justification for such a crime or any act of terror. The EU…
EU cracks down on illegal import of cultural goods

EU cracks down on illegal import of cultural goods used to finance terrorism

14 July 2017
The European Commission has put forward new rules to clamp down on the illegal import and trafficking of cultural goods from outside the EU, often linked to terrorist financing and other criminal activity. "Money is oxygen to terrorist organisations such as Daesh," said Commission First Vice…
New Chance Mediterranean Network (MedNC)

Mediterranean New Chance: seeking to improve youth employability in the Mediterranean

14 July 2017
The Mediterranean New Chance (MedNC) project – a project labelled by the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) – has held its Steering Committee in Barcelona to share its results and discuss the next steps in promoting the employability of young jobless people who have dropped out of…