European Endowment for Democracy panel discussion tackles perspectives for change in Tunisia

European Endowment for Democracy panel discussion tackles perspectives for change in Tunisia

20 January 2020
In December 2019, members of Tunisia’s civil society attended an EED Panel discussion entitled “An evolving role for Civil Society within Tunisia's new political reality?” to discuss perspectives for change in Tunisia and the potential role of civil society in this new post-election period.…
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…
VET mobility results

VET mobility scheme: Commission selects three projects for Western Balkan and African countries

15 January 2020
The Commission has made available €8.5 million for two pilot projects with Africa and one with the Western Balkans in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) mobility scheme sector.  Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, said: “Africa and the…
Vision Med 2030 Mashreq to build a shared vision for the Mediterranean : Apply now !

Vision Med 2030 Mashreq to build a shared vision for the Mediterranean : Apply now !

06 January 2020
Are you a young activist from the Mashreq Region? Are you involved in civil society? Do you want to shape the future of the Mediterranean? Apply before 12 January 2020 to take part in the second South-South Consultation Workshop “Vision Med 2030” to be held on 26 February-1 March 2020 in Amman,…
Clima-Med: Budding eco-warriors fighting climate change

Clima-Med: Budding eco-warriors fighting climate change

02 January 2020
In the early hours of the morning on a Sunday in November, the weather in Hammam Sousse - a town in the Tunisian Sahel - was decidedly misty. It had rained heavily the day before and the banks of the Oued El Hammam were shrouded in a dense fog. Despite pessimistic weather forecasts, municipal…
Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, North Africa Window

EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa: new actions of almost €150 million to tackle human smuggling, protect vulnerable people and stabilise communities in North Africa

12 December 2019
The European Union – via the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, North Africa Window - adopted four new migration-related actions totalling €147.7 million that will support Morocco in tackling human smuggling and irregular migration; improve the living conditions in Libyan communities and protect…
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The EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood supports the current and future process of the structured dialogue between civil society and the EU

10 December 2019
On 4 December, the EU-funded Majalat board was invited to discuss most pressing and future regional challenges with the new EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargment, Oliver Varhelyi. Representatives of the six organisations of the Majalat consortium (Alternatives Forum Morocco, Arab NGO…
Syrian film director wins first prize in EU-funded MAJALAT video contest

Syrian 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 Syrian 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…
 Healing, Resilience and Nonviolent Empowerment for violence-affected children in Tripoli

Removing Stress and Breaking Cycles of Violence: 100 new Youth Peace Ambassadors spreading unique peace approach in Lebanon

04 December 2019
“I was alive before just because I had to, but now I live because I have a goal: I want to leave my print on the society and spread peace.” (Youth Peace Ambassador) The International Association for Human Values (IAHV), working in 20+ conflict zones around the world and renowned for brokering…
MAJALAT Civil Society Forum opened today in Brussels

MAJALAT Civil Society Forum opened today in Brussels

02 December 2019
More than 160 representatives from around 130 civil society organizations, the majority of which coming from the South of the Mediterranean region gathered this morning, with European representatives, for the second Majalat Brussels Civil Forum. This forum, co-funded by the European Commission, is…