EuMedRail Bulletin October 2019

EuMedRail Bulletin October 2019

23 January 2020
The third edition of the EUMedRail Bulletin focuses on project activities, in particular on the Seminar on the tasks of the National Safety Authorities held in Amiens and The Hague, hosted by EPSF and LIT, and the Workshop on Safety Management System and Safety Culture that took place in Belgrade…
EU-funded SAFEMED IV: Expert Working Group meets to follow up implementation of pilot project

EU-funded SAFEMED IV: Expert Working Group meets to follow up implementation of pilot project

20 January 2020
The EU-funded Black and Caspian Sea Regions (BCSEA) and SAFEMED IV Projects implemented by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) foresee the implementation of a 3-phase Pilot Project on sharing of Automatic Identification System (AIS) information: Phase 1: Exchange of T-AIS between the…
European Endowment for Democracy panel discussion tackles perspectives for change in Tunisia

European Endowment for Democracy panel discussion tackles perspectives for change in Tunisia

20 January 2020
In December 2019, members of Tunisia’s civil society attended an EED Panel discussion entitled “An evolving role for Civil Society within Tunisia's new political reality?” to discuss perspectives for change in Tunisia and the potential role of civil society in this new post-election period.…
European Economic and Social Committee president Luca Jahier

European Economic and Social Committee president Luca Jahier: Now more than ever, it's time for the EU to speak with one voice

16 January 2020
Here is an excerpt of the statement that the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) president Luca Jahier published on 14 January: On behalf of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), representing the organised civil society at EU level, I am deeply concerned about the increased…
VET mobility results

VET mobility scheme: Commission selects three projects for Western Balkan and African countries

15 January 2020
The Commission has made available €8.5 million for two pilot projects with Africa and one with the Western Balkans in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) mobility scheme sector.  Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, said: “Africa and the…
Clima-Med: Budding eco-warriors fighting climate change

Clima-Med: Budding eco-warriors fighting climate change

02 January 2020
In the early hours of the morning on a Sunday in November, the weather in Hammam Sousse - a town in the Tunisian Sahel - was decidedly misty. It had rained heavily the day before and the banks of the Oued El Hammam were shrouded in a dense fog. Despite pessimistic weather forecasts, municipal…
Opinion Poll 2019 - Tunisia (factsheet)

Opinion Poll 2019 - Tunisia (factsheet)

20 December 2019
Poll shows most Tunisians think EU has good relations with their country Around half of Tunisians feel their country has good relations with the European Union, and say the EU has a positive influence on development in their country. 48% of those who knew that the EU provided financial support to…
Opinion Poll 2019 (report)

Opinion Poll 2019 (report)

20 December 2019
This opinion poll has been designed to assess the current levels of awareness among the general public about EU support in the Southern Neighbourhood countries, as well as public attitudes towards, and perceptions of the European Union in these countries. A key focus of the study are the…
Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, North Africa Window

EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa: new actions of almost €150 million to tackle human smuggling, protect vulnerable people and stabilise communities in North Africa

12 December 2019
The European Union – via the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, North Africa Window - adopted four new migration-related actions totalling €147.7 million that will support Morocco in tackling human smuggling and irregular migration; improve the living conditions in Libyan communities and protect…
MAJALAT logo

The EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood supports the current and future process of the structured dialogue between civil society and the EU

10 December 2019
On 4 December, the EU-funded Majalat board was invited to discuss most pressing and future regional challenges with the new EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargment, Oliver Varhelyi. Representatives of the six organisations of the Majalat consortium (Alternatives Forum Morocco, Arab NGO…