Africa-Europe Alliance: Four new financial guarantees worth €216 million signed under the EU External Investment Plan

Africa-Europe Alliance: Four new financial guarantees worth €216 million signed under the EU External Investment Plan

23 January 2020
The European Commission signed on 22 January four guarantee agreements worth €216 million that will help unlock €2 billion to invest in renewables, urban infrastructure and start-ups in Africa and the Neighbourhood. The guarantees were signed with the European Bank for Reconstruction and…
EU-funded project organises workshop for Southern neighbourhood countries on collaboration with European civil protection mechanism

EU-funded project organises workshop for Southern neighbourhood countries on collaboration with European civil protection mechanism

22 January 2020
PPRD South 3 is holding its second high level workshop on how to work with the European civil protection mechanism (UCPM) for preventing, preparing and managing major emergencies. Countries outside the EU can ask the Mechanism to intervene during a disaster. Participants from Algeria, Israel,…
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…

Towards Collaborative Practice (TCP) 2020 Forum on “Social Innovation for Social Inclusion” in Cyprus

This edition of the TCP Forum will be an opportunity to discuss future pathways for social innovation and how it can foster social inclusion, delving, at the same time, into topics such as digital technology and entrepreneurship for inclusion and participation, female entrepreneurship, migrants’…
EU-funded scholarships empower Syrian refugees

EU-funded scholarships empower Syrian refugees

15 January 2020
EU-funded scholarship programmes are helping young Syrian refugees pursue an education, learn hands-on job skills and become self-reliant in tough circumstances. But thanks to projects financed by the €1.9 billion EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, these young people with…
EU-funded Med Pearls project: a new approach to sustainable tourism

EU-funded Med Pearls project: a new approach to sustainable tourism

15 January 2020
The opening conference of the EU-funded Med Pearls project has taken place in Barcelona with a contribution of 15 speakers from the tourism sector and about 70 attendees. The Med Pearls project is part of the ENI CBC Med Programme of the European Commission and will work during the next 3 years to…

"Mentoring under construction!" Seminar in Bucharest

This transnational three-day seminar will gather know-how in addressing mentorship process. The event wants to be a first one that puts persons with experience in the same place and will offer the frame for new initiatives to be created. The participants will have the space to share their needs for…
meeting between President Charles Michel and President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Egypt: meeting between President Charles Michel and President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

13 January 2020
On 12 January, Charles Michel, President of the European Council met with Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, President of Egypt, in Cairo. The crisis in Libya was at the core of their discussion. President Michel reiterated that a political process is the only way forward and the Libyans should be at the heart…