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EIB MED 2019 – Investing in a resilient and inclusive future

16 August 2019
The 19th edition of the dedicated European Investment Bank’s (EIB) Conference to the Mediterranean region will take place in Beirut on 30 September 2019. This year’s conference will explore ways to invest in a resilient and inclusive future for the region. It will focus on how key enabling…
EMNES Policy Paper 008 – Global Value Chains in the euro-Mediterranean: Becoming the pillar for regional integration

EMNES Policy Paper 008 – Global Value Chains in the euro-Mediterranean: Becoming the pillar for regional integration

12 August 2019
The objective of this policy brief is to examine the status of global value chains (GVCs) on the two shores of the Mediterranean and provide some insights on how to enhance regional integration. We argue that GVCs will help firms improve their productivity, that SMEs will become more sustainable…
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Joint statement by EU Commissioners Mimica, Thyssen, Navracsics, and Gabriel on the occasion of International Youth Day 2019

12 August 2019
The European Commission joins the celebration of this year's International Youth Day, the theme of which is "Transforming Education", highlighting efforts to make education more inclusive and accessible for all youth. Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica,…
EMNES Policy Paper 007 – Unleashing trade potential in the South and East Mediterranean Countries : How do non-tariff measures matter?

EMNES Policy Paper 007 – Unleashing trade potential in the South and East Mediterranean Countries : How do non-tariff measures matter?

09 August 2019
The objective of this policy paper is twofold. First, it analyses how non-tariff measures (NTMs) became more protectionist than tariffs. Second, it provides some policy options to address NTMs in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries (SEMCs) in order to unleash their trade potential. Recent…
EMNES Policy Paper 006 – Science, Technology and innovation as drivers for economic development in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries : What role for the EU?

EMNES Policy Paper 006 – Science, Technology and innovation as drivers for economic development in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries : What role for the EU?

09 August 2019
This paper provides a critical examination of the cooperation in the field of Science, Technology and Innovation between the European Union and the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries. It provides an overview of the main features of this cooperation and then focuses on two of the main…
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The European Training Foundation will play a key role in a conference about Sustainable Development Goals in the MENA region

09 August 2019
Are Arab countries delivering on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? What is the role of skills development and government support in this process? The Middle East and North Africa Public Administration Research (MENAPAR) network is organising a conference in Ifrane, Morocco, from 28-31…
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EU-funded summer camp for refugee children in Lebanon

09 August 2019
The Qudra summer camp for children in Majdel Anjar-Bekaa focused on expressing feelings and emotions by using different methods such as Drawing, music, sports and story-telling... The activities are financed by the EU-funded Madad Fund (in response to the Syrian crisis) and the Geman government…
Israel: EU contributes to ground-breaking scientific discovery

Israel: EU contributes to ground-breaking scientific discovery

08 August 2019
Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a nano-vaccine for melanoma, the most aggressive type of skin cancer. The European Union has contributed to the funding of this scientific breakthrough via Horizon 2020 programme and ERC Europe. Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation…
Facility for Refugees in Turkey: €127 million to boost EU's largest ever-humanitarian programme

Facility for Refugees in Turkey: €127 million to boost EU's largest ever-humanitarian programme

08 August 2019
To ensure refugees continue to be supported by the EU's largest humanitarian programme in Turkey, the Commission has announced an additional €127 million to the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) programme via the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey. This new funding brings the total EU contribution…
The Union for the Mediterranean supports more inclusive and accessible education to transform the Mediterranean Region

The Union for the Mediterranean supports more inclusive and accessible education to transform the Mediterranean Region

07 August 2019
The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) embraces the celebration of International Youth Day 2019 under the title “Transforming Education” aligned with its strategy of highlighting concrete efforts and projects to make education more inclusive and accessible for all young people. This includes, on the…