“Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality” project raises Southern countries awareness of environmental challenges in the Mediterranean region“Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality” project raises Southern countries awareness of environmental challenges in the Mediterranean region

“Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality” project raises Southern countries awareness of environmental challenges in the Mediterranean region

22 January 2020
The EU-funded Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality is organising a roundtable on “the environmental challenges in the Mediterranean” on 29 January in Tunis, Tunisia. This public debate comes in the framework of the first Med Dialogue Fellows Bootcamp organised by the project. The event will gather…
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,…
Safir : a new EU-cofunded project  to support 15 youth-led media initiatives in Southern Mediterranean countries

Safir : a new EU-cofunded project to support 15 youth-led media initiatives in Southern Mediterranean countries

21 January 2020
The Safir project, co-funded by the European Union, will implement actions to support innovative social entrepreneurship in favour of Southern Mediterranean youth. The project will be deployed as early as March 2020 in seven countries: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan.…
Palestine : Anti-Corruption Commission explores EU support for witness protection and asset declaration system

Palestine : Anti-Corruption Commission explores EU support for witness protection and asset declaration system

21 January 2020
The Palestinian Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) explored possibilities for the EU Police and Rule of Law Mission (EUPOL COPPS) support to enhance witness protection in Palestine as well as strengthen frameworks obliging public servants to declare their assets. This support was requested at a…
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EU-funded SANAD and Cairo Amman Bank partner to support entrepreneurs and housing in Middle East

20 January 2020
The EU-funded SANAD Fund for MSME (SANAD) has provided a subordinated loan of USD 15 million to new partner Cairo Amman Bank (CAB) to help the bank expand financing to local small businesses and low-income households in Jordan and the Palestinian Territories. CAB is the third largest retail bank…

National Programme Coordinator MED TEST III – SwitchMed (Palestine)

An opportunity for industry professionals with outstanding organizational skills to coordinate industrial demonstration projects under the second phase of the MED TEST III project in Palestine. The National Programme Coordinator will provide overall coordination for the MED TEST III activities of…
EIB publication : Microfinance: Empowering the smallest businesses

EIB publication : Microfinance: Empowering the smallest businesses

16 January 2020
Strengthening small businesses, including micro-enterprises, is one of the EIB priorities. The Bank’s microfinance investments help the most underserved parts of society by focusing on people excluded from the economy and banking. In particular, the EIB helps sustain jobs, empower women and girls,…
Egypt again tops European Bank for Reconstruction and Development investments in 2019

Egypt again tops European Bank for Reconstruction and Development investments in 2019

16 January 2020
For the second year in a row, Egypt has topped the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD’s) annual investments with new commitments of €1.2 billion in 26 projects in 2019 after €1.1 billion in the previous year. Continuing its support for the southern and eastern Mediterranean (…
EU Police Mission advocates for reform of criminal sanctions in Palestine

EU Police Mission advocates for reform of criminal sanctions in Palestine

16 January 2020
At a workshop for 17 officials working in Palestine’s Ministry of Justice, the European Union Police and Rule of Law Mission (EUPOL COPPS) advisers presented the Finnish and Swedish approaches to dealing with criminals and underlined the important role that non-custodial sanctions can play in…
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…