Libyan Women: A portrait of those fighting for equality

Libyan Women: A portrait of those fighting for equality

09 March 2020
These women are students, employees and teachers. They are Libyan and they are forging a path to freedom in a country fractured by war. They decided not to flee, but to band together to campaign for women’s rights, for equal citizenship with men. Paying no heed to a reluctant patriarchy and braving…
#InTheirEyes #EU4YOUth: not just a competition - a great human adventure 2.0!

#InTheirEyes #EU4YOUth: not just a competition - a great human adventure 2.0!

14 February 2020
On 19 December 2019, the EU Neighbours South Programme launched the regional #InTheirEyes #EU4YOUth competition aimed at digital influencers in eight countries of the Southern Neighbourhood: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. An intrepid human adventure had…
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…
Rehabilitation of Awlad Mohamed canal project in Fayoum (Egypt)

Egypt: How the European Union support has helped raise public awareness ending a decades-long crisis in Fayoum

11 December 2019
The rehabilitation of Awlad Mohamed canal project in Fayoum (Egypt) is part of a large programme, the Joint Rural Development Programme (EU-JRDP), funded by the European Union under the European Neighbourhood Program for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) for a grant of € 21.9 million. EU-…
Lebanon’s European Theatre Festival ©Ibrahim Dirani/Dar Al Mussawir

Lebanon’s European Theatre Festival : when the city is a stage

13 November 2019
Co-funded by the European Union, Lebanon’s European Theatre Festival fosters cultural exchange between Lebanon and the European Union.With the participation of more than 60 artists and theatre professionals, this event is a channel promoting culture and human rights, especially freedom of…
Craftswomen in Laghouat

Laghouat : highlighted heritage and enhanced rural areas

23 October 2019
Laghouat is located at the heart of the Tell Atlas, this steppe chain which crosses Algeria from east to west, separating the Sahara from the mountain ranges of the North. In this part of Algeria, summers are very dry and locals are used to find refuge under a big tent of goat hair, the "kheima".…
 “INDAR”, a smart flood prediction and early warning system supported by the EU-funded Diafrikinvest programme

INDAR: An intelligent Moroccan flood prediction and early warning system

19 September 2019
Moroccan natural risk management expert, Mohamed Tabyaoui, set a goal for himself to improve Morocco’s resilience to flooding. This resulted in the launch of “INDAR”, a smart flood prediction and early warning system that has caught the attention of leaders of the Diafrikinvest programme - which…
A 5 million euros EU-funded programme implemented by UNICRI to fight the rise of violent extremism in the Maghreb and Sahel region

No one is left behind in the fight of the EU against violent extremism

18 September 2019
31st January 2019, at the European parliament in Brussels, several officials, experts, researchers and journalists concerned with finding solutions to the rise of violent extremism in the Maghreb and Sahel region gathered to share insights on a 5 million euros EU-funded programme implemented by…
Sujood Darabkeh’s, the 22-year-old winner of the EU-funded Creative Jordan Fashion Designer Competition “Khayt”.

Stitching Jordanian traditions into innovative design

28 August 2019
The EU-funded Creative Jordan Fashion Designer Competition (“Khayt”) was launched for the first time this year in Jordan, with the goal of advancing the fashion and design industry through creative and innovative partnerships between designers and fashion and textile manufacturers. The non-profit…
The Association of Mediterranean Meetings of Cinema and Human Rights (ARMCDH): The European Union is supporting this beneficial and necessary project in Morocco to foster a generation of youth who are aware of their rights and citizenship.

Learning about children’s rights through cinema: a European Union backed initiative in Morocco

23 August 2019
What do cinema and human rights have in common? Their universal nature, and that members of The Association of Mediterranean Meetings of Cinema and Human Rights (ARMCDH) are eager to merge these two topics in order to spark children’s curiosity. The European Union is supporting this beneficial and…