World NGO Day: Statement by the HR/VP Josep Borrell

World NGO Day: Statement by the HR/VP Josep Borrell

27 February 2020
On world Non-Governmental Organisation Day, celebrated on 27 February, the European Union applauds the fundamental contribution made by civil society organisations to the promotion of human rights, good governance, democracy and the rule of law. As such, they are key partners for the successful…
MSMEs digital engagement in the MENA Region – a survey funded by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association and the European Commission

MSMEs digital engagement in the MENA Region – a survey funded by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association and the European Commission

26 February 2020
The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES) are launching a survey addressing MSMEs in the MENA region in order to assess the level of digital engagement of MSMEs, as well as their capacity to adapt to digitalisation, the…
Registration open for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development annual meeting and business forum

Registration open for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development annual meeting and business forum

26 February 2020
Registration is now open for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development annual meeting and business forum. The event will take place on 13-14 May in London, UK. The theme of the 2020 Business Forum is Developing the Future: Inspiring private sector investment for sustainable development…
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development strengthens motor industry in Morocco

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development strengthens motor industry in Morocco

25 February 2020
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is continuing to support the automotive industry in Morocco through a €15 million loan to Varroc Lighting Systems Morocco that will provide training and employment opportunities for young people in the country. The EBRD’s financing will…
EIB expected to increase Africa financing to €4 billion in 2020

EIB expected to increase Africa financing to €4 billion in 2020

25 February 2020
In 2019, the European Investment Bank (EIB) provided €3 billion of new financing that will support €10.7 billion of transformational investment across Africa. “Africa is a key priority for the European Union and the European Investment Bank. The European Investment Bank is committed to working…

Erasmus MENA Forum 2020

24 February 2020
Erasmus Global Partnerships MENA Forum to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth

Erasmus Global Partnerships MENA Forum to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth

24 February 2020
Erasmus Global Partnerships is organising the MENA Forum 2020 under the theme “Fostering Global Citizenship Education to move beyond the Sustainable Development Goals”. The event will take place from 29 February to 2 March 2020 in Rabat, Morocco. The Forum will gather 60 young leaders and…
Jordan: EU and UNESCO celebrate the achievements of the “Youth Empowerment: Media Information Literacy” project

Jordan: EU and UNESCO celebrate the achievements of the “Youth Empowerment: Media Information Literacy” project

24 February 2020
Under the patronage of HRH Princess Rym Ali, the European Union and UNESCO Amman office hosted an event celebrating the results and achievements of the EU-funded “Youth Empowerment” project. The project works to advance Media Information Literacy (MIL), as a holistic response to fostering the…
COVID-19: EU working on all fronts, €232 million for global efforts to tackle outbreak

COVID-19: EU working on all fronts, €232 million for global efforts to tackle outbreak

24 February 2020
The European Commission is working around the clock to support EU Member States and strengthen international efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. To boost global preparedness, prevention and containment of the virus the Commission announced, on Monday 24 February, a new aid package worth €232…
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to boost Egyptian and Jordanian dairy sectors

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to boost Egyptian and Jordanian dairy sectors

20 February 2020
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is lending up to US$ 100 million to food and beverages producer Almarai for new investments in Egypt and Jordan. The Saudi company operates in Egypt and Jordan through its respective subsidiaries Beyti and Teeba. In Egypt, the loan will…