Euromesco Policy Brief 104: When Austerity Meets Activism: A Common Tale on the Opposite Shores of the Mediterranean

Euromesco Policy Brief 104: When Austerity Meets Activism: A Common Tale on the Opposite Shores of the Mediterranean

12 December 2019
European states overcame the wave of protests, which reached their peak in Greece in the 2010-2015 period, related to the adoption of harsh austerity measures. Meanwhile, similar anti-government protests have erupted and continue across the Middle East and have recently hit Jordan, a key partner of…
Euromesco Spot-on n°12 – Algeria : to vote or not to vote?

Euromesco Spot-on n°12 – Algeria : to vote or not to vote?

12 December 2019
The authors asked a mixed group of five promising Algerian and European young researchers and political analysts to shed some light on the situation in Algeria a few days before the scheduled date of the elections (on 12 December). Is Algeria ready for the elections? What is at stake? Francesca…
Palestine: EU funds training on investigations on cross-border crimes

Palestine: EU funds training on investigations on cross-border crimes

12 December 2019
Six participants from the General Administration for Borders and Crossings (GABC) and the relevant border agencies took part in a three-day-training entitled "Investigations on Cross-Border Crimes" at the Judicial Training Institute in Amman, Jordan. The training which was held on 2-4 December,…
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…
EU-funded Cybersouth Judicial Network holds first meeting

EU-funded Cybersouth Judicial Network holds first meeting

11 December 2019
The Council of Europe, within the framework of the EU-funded CyberSouth project and with the support of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Portugal, organised the first meeting of Cyber South Judicial Network that took place on 3-4 December 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. Benefiting from the experience…
Council of Europe seminar to enhance support to local youth engagement in peace processes in the Euro-Med region

Council of Europe seminar to enhance support to local youth engagement in peace processes in the Euro-Med region

11 December 2019
On 5-6 December 2019 in Sweimeh, Jordan, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe organised, with the support of the EU-funded South Programme III, a follow-up seminar to the Lisbon Forum 2018 which called upon international agencies, national governments and local authorities to urgently…
"Human Rights Wall of Contemplation" - Lebanon

Lebanon: The European Union and MACAM Unveil the "Human Rights Wall of Contemplation"

11 December 2019
On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, the European Union and the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (MACAM) unveiled the completed "Human Rights Wall of Contemplation" to the public. A 60m long "Human Rights Wall of Contemplation" shows street art and graffiti panels by 12 artists…

Global Refugee Forum

10 December 2019
EU-funded project takes part in Arab partnership meeting for disaster risk reduction

EU-funded project takes part in Arab partnership meeting for disaster risk reduction

10 December 2019
EU-funded PPRD South 3 is attending the 4th Arab Partnership Meeting for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) that is taking place on 9-10 December 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. Organised by the UNDRR regional office for Arab States, this bi-annual Arab Partnership for DRR meetings aim to create a forum for…
Ivan Surkoš, EU Ambassador in Egypt

"A Magna Carta for all mankind": declaration of the EU Ambassador in Egypt on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day

10 December 2019
On 10 December 1948, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In a world emerging from unseen war and destruction, it was the first international agreement on the basic principles of human rights. The Declaration was composed by participants from all over the world…