FEMISE MED BRIEF 25: Financial Inclusion and Stability in the MED Region

FEMISE MED BRIEF 25: Financial Inclusion and Stability in the MED Region

14 October 2019
Despite a significant growth in profitability and efficiency, the Middle East (MED) well developed banking system seems to be unable to reach vast segments of the population, especially the underprivileged ones. To this end, the onus of policymakers in the region is to create effective…
2019 European Week of Action for Girls

Last day of 2019 European Week of Action for Girls

11 October 2019
Organised by a coalition of civil society organisations, and supported by the European Institutions and UN Agencies, the 2019 European Week of Action for Girls (EWAG) took place from 7 to 11 October. Based around the International Day of the Girl Child, celebrated every 11 October, this week-long…
EU investment to stop HIV, tuberculosis and malaria

More than half a billion of EU investment to stop HIV, tuberculosis and malaria

11 October 2019
Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, announced yesterday a contribution of €550 million for the period 2020-2022 to support the work of the Global Fund to end the epidemics of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria worldwide. Commissioner Mimica made the announcement in…
Erasmus Days 2019

#ERASMUSDAYS 2019: millions of people, thousands of events!

11 October 2019
Over 10 million people have benefited from the Erasmus Programme, enriching their life experiences, and helping build a more inclusive international community.  From 10-12 October 2019, more than 3000 events (conferences and exhibitions, educational games, concerts and sports gatherings) will…
Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators President raises awareness of gender inequality in energy sector

Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators President raises awareness of gender inequality in energy sector

10 October 2019
MEDREG’s President Ms. Gülefsan Demirbas moderated a panel discussion titled “Women Leaders Guiding Energy!” as part of the 10th Turkey Energy Summit which took place in Antalya, Turkey, on 6-8 October. The session addressed gender inequality in the energy sector and sought possible solutions to…
Anna Lindh MedForum 2020 : call for participation for self-financed applicants launched

Anna Lindh MedForum 2020 : call for participation for self-financed applicants launched

09 October 2019
The Anna Lindh Foundation launches the call for participation for self-financed applicants to the Anna Lindh MedForum 2020, which will take place in Šibenik, Croatia, from 2 to 5 April 2020. The deadline for the submission of applications is 1 December 2019. Building on the success of the first…
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange open online course to start on 14 October

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange open online course to start on 14 October

09 October 2019
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange is launching an open online course on “Cultural encounters: Perspectives on Populism” on 14 October. Throughout its 10-week duration, participants learn with, and from their peers in online sessions, as well as from expert academics and practitioners through an original…
Youth Employment in the Mediterranean

Youth Employment in the Mediterranean

2018-2020 Budget: €2.1 million ( EU Investment: €2 million )

The Youth Employment in the Mediterranean (YEM) project is a three-year regional initiative implemented by UNESCO, which aims at improving skills anticipation systems and promoting technical and vocational education and training (TVET).…

Breast cancer awareness

New video: the EU-funded Augusta Victoria Hospital in Jerusalem provides specialised cancer treatment for women

08 October 2019
In a global effort to raise awareness on breast cancer, a short film was produced about the August Victoria Hospital’s unit that provides cancer treatment, chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. In the video, Nancy Shahine, a breast cancer survivor patient, is testimoning how she finished her…
A comparison of the fears of GWAC and GWEU respondents

The EU-funded “Generation What?” program reveals similarities between young people from Europe and the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean region

08 October 2019
“Generation What?” is an interactive multi-media program drawing the portrait of the current generation of 18-35-year-old in Europe as well as in eight Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. Through a unique survey,…