What’s NEXT ? European cross-border cooperation programme introduces new cycle of programmes for 2021-2027

What’s NEXT ? European cross-border cooperation programme introduces new cycle of programmes for 2021-2027

28 January 2020
What is NEXT? It’s both a title, and the name of a new generation of programmes. It’s the title of the Annual Conference of the ENI CBC community, which is taking place in Brussels today and tomorrow. And it’s the name chosen for the third cycle of programmes at the external EU borders in the…
Youth Employment in the Mediterranean : meeting at UNESCO for a capacity-building and planning session on skills anticipation

Youth Employment in the Mediterranean : meeting at Paris for a capacity-building and planning session on skills anticipation

27 January 2020
In the framework of the Youth Employment in the Mediterranean (YEM) project, funded by the European Union, around 30 participants met at UNESCO, Paris, for a Capacity-building and Planning session on Skills Anticipation. The aim was to share the knowledge and experience regarding challenges and…
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EU-funded cross-border project launched to define sustainable management model for artisanal salinas

23 January 2020
The eight partners of the project “Sustainable management model for Mediterranean Artisanal Salinas (MedArtSal)” gathered in Rome, Italy, on 18 January 2020 for the kick-off meeting of this initiative funded by the European Programme ENI CBC MED 2014-2020. Artisanal salinas across the…
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.…
EU humanitarian budget for 2020 to help people in over 80 countries

EU humanitarian budget for 2020 to help people in over 80 countries

21 January 2020
On Monday 20 January, the Commission has adopted its initial annual humanitarian budget for 2020 worth €900 million. The EU is the leading global humanitarian aid donor and helps people in over 80 countries. From protracted conflicts in Africa and the Middle East, to severe food crises,…
“Making it work – Refugees in the Land of the Cedards” exhibition

“Making it work – Refugees in the Land of the Cedars” exhibition : a new comic book illustrating the daily life of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

17 January 2020
Première Urgence Internationale, a European Union Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis (EUTF Syria) partner, held on December 2019 a successful event to launch “Making it work – Refugees in the Land of the Cedars”, a comic book about the daily life of Syrian refugees and vulnerable…
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 (…
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’…