EBRD

EBRD sets new milestone in renewable energy financing

18 October 2017
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has set a new landmark in its global climate response: financing well over 1 GW of new renewables capacity in 2017 with an expected reduction in CO2 emissions of 2 million tonnes a year. “Renewables is a sector where the EBRD is making a…
EU Neighbours South

MADRASSA: collaboration and training in curatorial practices in the Southern Mediterranean

18 October 2017
MADRASSA, a project implemented under the EU-funded SouthMed CV programme, has held a series of training sessions and residencies of contemporary curatorial practices across the southern Mediterranean region – Morocco, Algeria, Egypt and Jordan – between 25 September and 10 October 2017. The…
EU Neighbours South

Art workshops along the trans-Saharan highway

18 October 2017
An EU-funded project has completed a five-week 2,000km journey from Algiers to Tamanrasset, stopping in 5 cities along the oldest caravan route in Algeria, which connects the north and the south, with its different cultures and different realities along that route. On 13 October, the MASAR1 project…
UfM

UfM Senior Officials approve three new regional projects bringing the total number to 50

18 October 2017
The Senior Officials of the 43 Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Member States met yesterday in Madrid to discuss upcoming regional cooperation activities and initiatives organised in the framework of the UfM. The Director General for the Maghreb, Mediterranean and Middle East at MAEC, Ms. Eva…
EU Neighbours South

MEDSTAT IV organises statistical business session in Tunisia

18 October 2017
The EU-funded MEDSTAT IV project last week organised a study visit to the National Statistics Institute (NSI) in Tunis to learn from their methodologies and organisation in the field of statistical business registers and economic surveys. Participants from several countries from the southern…
EU Neighbours South

New EU Ambassador takes office in Morocco

17 October 2017
The new Head of Delegation of the European Union to Morocco, Ambassador Claudia Wiedey, presented her credentials at the Moroccan Foreign Ministry on 12 October, following her appointment by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini. The new ambassador is a German national,…
EU Neighbours South

Morocco: hundreds of court officials take part in trainings under EU justice reform programme

17 October 2017
Nearly 300 court and legal officials from Morocco took part in a training course last week as part of the EU-funded ‘Justice Sector Reform Support Programme’ implemented by the Council of Europe’s European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ), in partnership with the Moroccan judicial…
EU Neighbours South

EU steps up support for literacy in Morocco, with 550 million dirhams in support of national campaign

17 October 2017
On the occasion of the National Conference for Literacy in Morocco, the EU has renewed its support to the Kingdom, approving new funding in support of the national literacy strategy, worth 550 million dirhams over the period 2018-2022. The National Conference for Literacy took place on 13-14…
EU Neighbours South

EU approves €100 million in financial assistance for Jordan

17 October 2017
The European Commission, on behalf of the European Union (EU), has today approved the disbursement of a €100 million loan to Jordan under its Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programme. This disbursement marks the launch of the second Macro-Financial Assistance programme for Jordan with a total…
Net-Med Youth

NET-MED Youth celebrates International Day for Universal Access to Information in Jordan

17 October 2017
Two EU-funded projects – NET-MED Youth and Support Media in Jordan – joined hands to support the celebration of the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). The celebration took place on October 4, 2017 in an outdoors space at the Jordan University for Science and Technology…