EU-funded SAFEMED IV: Expert Working Group meets to follow up implementation of pilot project

EU-funded SAFEMED IV: Expert Working Group meets to follow up implementation of pilot project

20 January 2020
The EU-funded Black and Caspian Sea Regions (BCSEA) and SAFEMED IV Projects implemented by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) foresee the implementation of a 3-phase Pilot Project on sharing of Automatic Identification System (AIS) information: Phase 1: Exchange of T-AIS between the…
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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…
King Abdullah II of Jordan and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen

King Abdullah II’s visit to Brussels consolidates long-standing EU-Jordan relations

20 January 2020
European Council President Charles Michel, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli met his Majesty King Abdullah II during his visit to Brussels and Strasbourg last week. President Ursula von der Leyen and His Majesty exchanged…
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’…
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…