Joint investments for financing the green transition

The European Union and countries worldwide join their forces to mobilise private investors for financing the green transition

18 October 2019
The European Union has launched the International Platform on Sustainable Finance (IPSF) together with relevant authorities from Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, India, Kenya, and Morocco. Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability,…
European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) seminar

European Maritime Safety Agency hosts seminar to promote safety of life and property at sea and protect marine environment

18 October 2019
In the framework of the EU-funded project SAFEMED IV, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) hosted the seminar on “Enhancing your knowledge on Standards of Training and Certification and Watch-keeping (STCW)” on 8-10 October 2019. Overall, 14 participants from Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya,…
ICMPD organising the 5th Civil Society Training Workshop

EU trains Libyan civil society organisations on migration governance

18 October 2019
On 12-16 October, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) co-organised in Tunis, with the EU Delegation to Libya and the Libyan Government of National Accord’s National Team for Border Security and Management (NTBSM), the 5th Civil Society Training Workshop “Advocacy and…
2019 Union for the Mediterranean Business Forum

2019 Union for the Mediterranean Business Forum takes women business to the next level

18 October 2019
The Union for the Mediterranean is organising the third edition of Women Business Forum (WBF) in the margins of the Smart City Expo World Congress on 19-21 November 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The WBF aims at providing a platform for dialogue, exchange of experience and networking opportunities for…
EU Bank boosting sustainable growth of municipalities in Jordan

Jordan: EIB providing EUR 45 million to Cities and Villages Development Bank

18 October 2019
The European Investment Bank (EIB), the lending arm of the European Union, and the Cities and Villages Development Bank (CDVB) have signed a loan agreement of EUR 45 million to finance energy efficiency projects targeting municipal, building and lighting infrastructure in Jordan. This first EIB…
EU mobilises planes to battle forest fires in Lebanon

Lebanon: EU mobilises planes to battle forest fires

17 October 2019
Lebanon has activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to assist in efforts to stop the spread of forest fires as up to 100 active fires have been reported in the country. In an immediate response, the EU has mobilised 6 firefighting planes: 4 of which are rescEU aircraft, 2 from Italy and 2 from…
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The European Investment Bank boosts resilient and sustainable growth of municipalities in Jordan

17 October 2019
The European Investment Bank (EIB), the lending arm of the European Union, and the Cities and Villages Development Bank (CDVB) have signed a loan agreement of €45 million to finance energy efficiency projects targeting municipal, building and lighting infrastructure in Jordan. The financing…
2019 Gaza Summer Festival winners

Palestine: EU and Sharek Youth Forum celebrating winning young talents from Gaza

17 October 2019
The European Union and Sharek Youth Forum celebrated three winning young talents from Gaza after participating in the Gaza Summer Festival in 2019. Organised in Gaza City, the festival is the crowning event of a talent competition launched during August 2019. The festival was popular on social…
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FEMISE newsletter issue of September-October goes over an eventful period

17 October 2019
The newsletter Inside Femise n°18 reviews the events organised by FEMISE recently such as the annual conference on sustainable development, in its broad sense, in the Mediterranean region, or the workshop on “Social Entrepreneurship in the MENA Region: Inclusiveness and Growth”. FEMISE presents to…
Palestine: EU helps civil police acquire new skills to better fight against cybercrime

Palestine: EU helps civil police acquire new skills to better fight against cybercrime

17 October 2019
The Palestinian Civil Police (PCP) is keen on evolving to keep pace with the rapidly changing technology in order to detect and prevent crime. In order to support their internal Information and Communication Technology (ICT) support and development of their information management tools, three PCP…