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Making migrant return and reintegration a success: International Organization for Migration launches global tool with EU support

09 December 2019
With support from the EU, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched the Return and Reintegration Platform, a global tool that aims at disseminating knowledge and good practices in the field of migrant return and reintegration. The platform is intended to share knowledge,…
EU Police and Rule of Law Mission help Palestine align legislation with international treaties

EU Police and Rule of Law Mission helps Palestine align legislation with international treaties

09 December 2019
A delegation made up of 13 legal experts from different Palestinian ministries and civil society organisations visited Amman, Jordan on 2-3 December 2019 for a training course organised by the EU Police and Rule of Law Mission (EUPOL COPPS) on harmonising legislation with international obligations…
Lebanese film director wins first prize in EU-funded MAJALAT video contest

Lebanese film director wins first prize in EU-funded MAJALAT video contest

09 December 2019
The winners of MAJALAT video contest were announced during the project’s Brussels Civil Society Forum last week. Rabee Karzoun, a young Lebanese film director, won the first prize (5,000 euros). His film Anahon gives voice to the people of Tripoli and the wider region, highlighting the country’s…
Union for the Mediterranean regional meeting reflects on renewed strategic agenda for higher education regional cooperation

Union for the Mediterranean meeting reflects on renewed strategic agenda for higher education regional cooperation

05 December 2019
The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) organized, in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Egypt, a regional meeting on higher education cooperation on 1 December in Cairo. Building on inputs received through prior consultation, the purpose of the meeting was…
expansion of Southern Gaza Seawater Desalination Plant

The EU and the UN begin expansion of Southern Gaza Seawater Desalination Plant to help address shortages of safe drinking water in the Gaza Strip

05 December 2019
Representatives of the United Nations, the European Union, and the Palestinian Authority officially marked today the beginning of new works to expand the production capacity of the Southern Gaza Seawater Desalination Plant.  The inauguration ceremony was attended by the Minister of the Palestinian…
EU supports Mediterranean legal professionals in combating violence against women

EU supports Mediterranean legal professionals in combating violence against women

04 December 2019
The European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP), now open to beneficiaries of the southern Mediterranean region, has developed an online course on combating violence against women and domestic violence. It was launched on 25-26 November in Rabat, Morocco. Organised…
First Union for the Mediterranean Annual Conference on Water Investment and Financing to be held in Rome

First Union for the Mediterranean Annual Conference on Water Investment and Financing to be held in Rome

04 December 2019
The first UfM Annual Conference on Water Investment and Financing, organised in the framework of the Mediterranean Dialogues (MED), will be held on 5 December 2019 in Rome, Italy. The special topic of the conference is “Public-Private Partnerships and Financial Sustainability of the Water Sector…
EU cross-border cooperation programme holds meeting to review state of play of ongoing projects and discuss future activities

EU cross-border cooperation programme holds meeting to review state of play of ongoing projects and discuss future activities

04 December 2019
The national delegations of the 14 participating countries will meet in Amman, Jordan, on the 4-5 December 2019 on the occasion of the sixth meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC), the decision-making body of the EU-funded ENI CBC Med Programme. The members of the JMC will approve the…
Palestine : EU Border Assistance Mission provides training on fighting corruption and border-related frauds

Palestine : EU Border Assistance Mission provides training on fighting corruption and border-related frauds

04 December 2019
European Union Border Assistance Mission for the Rafah Crossing Point joined efforts with the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and the Palestinian Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) to deliver a training on cross-border irregularities and frauds on 26-27 November in Jericho, Palestine. The…
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Palestine: The EU contributes €8 million to the PA payment of November salaries and pensions

04 December 2019
The European Union has made a contribution of €8 million to the payment of November salaries and pensions of more than 40,000 Palestinian civil servants and pensioners in the West Bank. This contribution is funded by the European Union as part of its Direct Financial Support to the Palestinian…