Transition Report 2019-20 – Better Governance, better economies – Southern and eastern Mediterranean countries assessment

EBRD Transition Report 2019-20 – Better Governance, better economies – Southern and eastern Mediterranean countries assessment

05 December 2019
Good governance matters. It matters at the level of countries, subnational regions and firms. And it matters for people’s well-being. This year’s Transition Report documents trends in governance, showing that good governance is important for economic growth, quality of life and the natural…
Euromesco Policy Brief n°103 – Youth water cooperation in the Mediterranean: challenges and the way forward

Euromesco Policy Brief n°103 – Youth water cooperation in the Mediterranean: challenges and the way forward

05 December 2019
Youths represent more than half of the population of the southern shore of the Mediterranean and thus are extremely important in the development of the region. Within the context of the current water challenges in the Mediterranean region, young people are making a difference by adopting innovative…
Euromesco Policy Brief n°101 : The return of Algerian youth in the public space

Euromesco Policy Brief n°101 : The return of Algerian youth in the public space

05 December 2019
The presidential election in Algeria is scheduled on 12 December, but some of the opposition refuse to go to the polls, because the conditions to calm things down before holding free and transparent elections do not seem to be met. Despite massive protests and a climate of increasing repression,…
European Union

Jordan and Lebanon: the EU adopted €297 million in concrete actions for refugees and local communities

05 December 2019
The European Union adopted a new €297 million assistance package to support refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon via the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis. The EU has also decided to extend the mandate of the Trust Fund which will allow the Trust Fund's projects…
EU helps Libya combat organised crime

EU helps Libya combat organised crime

05 December 2019
After several months of intensive work with the Libyan law enforcement authorities represented in the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID), the General Administration for Anti-Narcotic (ANGA), the Libyan Interpol office, General Administration for Border Security (GABS), the approval was given…
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…
Less water for more sustainable irrigation: start of the EU-funded PROSIM project

Less water for more sustainable irrigation: start of the EU-funded PROSIM project

05 December 2019
In the framework of the ENI CBC Med Program, funded by the European Union, the kick-off meeting of PROSIM Project was held on 28-29 November in Rome, Italy. The meeting, dedicated to project partners, was preceded by a press conference. The event, organized by ICU - Institute for University…
Winners of 2019 Migration Media Award proclaimed in Malta

Winners of 2019 Migration Media Award proclaimed in Malta

05 December 2019
The third edition of the Migration Media Award rewarded 26 journalists from 12 countries for their constructive journalism, reflected through human interest and analytical stories, contributing to balance the narrative on migration, making it more evidence based, nuanced and less polarising. The…
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…