SwitchMed

Meet Anas and find out how the EU turned his dream to reality

22 September 2017
Anas is a young Jordanian engineer who quit his job in order to pursue his dream. He wanted to construct houses that are socially and environmentally friendly. So when he learned about the European Union’s SwitchMed programme on green entrepreneurship, he snatched the opportunity. The programme…
Federica Mogherini

EU supports Libyans to find a way out of the crisis

22 September 2017
The European Union appreciates United Nations Special Representative Ghassan Salamé's approach to a solution to the Libyan crisis that must be political and come from the Libyans themselves, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini said on 21 September in meetings at the UN General Assembly. "We…
Federica Mogherini

EU launches "Brussels process" for Syria, Mogherini announces at UNGA

22 September 2017
The European Union is willing to provide for the early recovery in the de-escalation zones and the liberated areas of Syria while continuing to work on and invest in the future of the country, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini said yesterday at a High level event organised by the EU in the…
ERASMUS+

EU celebrates 30 years of Erasmus in Palestine

22 September 2017
This year, the EU celebrates the 30th anniversary of 'Erasmus' programme – now Erasmus+ – in Europe as well as in neighbouring and partner countries. In Palestine, EU Representative Ralph Tarraf, Palestinian Minister of Education Dr. Sabri Saidam, and Director of Erasmus National Office in…
EBRD

EBRD Vice President visits Morocco and inaugurates Bank’s office in Tangier

22 September 2017
The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development’s Vice President of Banking, Alain Pilloux, is to visit Morocco from 25 to 29 September for meetings with government officials, businesses and project signings. Mr Pilloux’s visit also marks the expansion of the EBRD’s activities in the country…
MedMedia

Beirut conference discusses media pluralism, broadcasting regulation and digital transition

22 September 2017
Media pluralism, monitoring of Lebanon’s 2018 general election and the country’s 2020 broadcasting digital transition, were at the heart of a conference held in Beirut last week. Organised on 18 September by the Conseil national de l’audiovisuel (CNA), Lebanon’s broadcasting regulator, with the…
European Commission

EU to commit 8% of humanitarian budget to education in emergencies in 2018

21 September 2017
The European Commission announced today it would further increase the part of humanitarian funding dedicated to getting children into education in crisis zones around the world. In 2018, 8% of the EU's humanitarian budget will go to education in emergencies, which is far above the global average of…
European Union-DiafrikInvest

DiafrikInvest to support projects in Morocco and Tunisia

21 September 2017
The EU-funded DiafrikInvest project has announced that it will support business start-up projects in Morocco and Tunisia by pairing them with Moroccan and Tunisian diaspora entrepreneurs living in Europe. Fifty entrepreneurs will be selected to benefit from a specific and tailor-made coaching…
EU Neighbours South

International Beirut Energy Forum: EU committed to sustainable energy in Lebanon and the region

21 September 2017
The European Union has taken part in the International Beirut Energy Forum 2017 for Sustainable Development (IBEF), organised by the Lebanese Centre for Energy Conservation (LCEC) from 18 to 20 September. The European Union's participation in IBEF demonstrates its continuous support to renewable…
University of Ghardaïa

Algeria: new university course in renewable energy and environment, with the help of Erasmus+

21 September 2017
A new course in renewable energy and environment will be available at the University of Ghardaïa in Algeria for the academic year 2017/2018, as part of an EU cooperation programme under Erasmus+, according to a press release from the EU Delegation in Algeria. The new course reflects the university…