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…
EUNAVFOR Med

Operation SOPHIA: new training modules for Libyan Coastguards and Navy arranged in Italy

20 September 2017
On 17 September, a group of Libyan Coastguard and Navy personnel, selected to attend new training modules organised as part of the EU naval force in the Mediterranean, arrived at the Italian Navy Petty Officer Academy in Taranto. The competent Libyan authorities have provided EUNAVFOR Med with a…
Federica Mogherini

EU won't give up on peace in the Middle East, says Mogherini

20 September 2017
The EU wants to keep all local, regional and international partners engaged in finding a viable solution for Israel and Palestine, EU High Representative Mogherini has said in New York. “The international community does not and cannot give up on peace in the Middle East,” EU High Representative…
EU Neighbours South

EU strengthens its Syria crisis response through additional funding to UNICEF

20 September 2017
With an additional €90 million support from the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian Crisis, the EU is enabling UNICEF to provide critical services and support to Syrian refugee and host community children and young people in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. The additional EU funding was…
European Parliament

MEPs travel to Tunisia to assess migrant search and rescue operations in the region

19 September 2017
A delegation of the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee will be in Tunisia from 18 to 22 September to assess cooperation in migration management between the EU and countries in the region. MEPs will evaluate search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean and the current situation in…
EMNES

EMNES publishes study on how regional integration leads to youth employment in the Euro-Mediterranean region

19 September 2017
The proceedings of a conference on youth employment, hosted by the Union for the Mediterranean, have been published by the EU-funded Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES). The aim of the conference was to present the results of a study on “Youth employment and regional integration…
Latest opportunities from the Southern Neighbourhood

Latest opportunities from the Southern Neighbourhood

18 September 2017
Tenders, grants, calls for proposals and jobs from the European Neighbourhood: Have you missed any opportunities this week? Click on the links below to find out the latest opportunities from the Southern Neighbourhood. 'Studies and institutional support' under the IRADA programme's private sector…