“Making it work – Refugees in the Land of the Cedards” exhibition

“Making it work – Refugees in the Land of the Cedars” exhibition : a new comic book illustrating the daily life of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

17 January 2020
Première Urgence Internationale, an European Union Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis (EUTF Syria) partner, held on December 2019 a successful event to launch “Making it work – Refugees in the Land of the Cedars”, a comic book about the daily life of Syrian refugees and vulnerable…
EIB publication : Microfinance: Empowering the smallest businesses

EIB publication : Microfinance: Empowering the smallest businesses

16 January 2020
Strengthening small businesses, including micro-enterprises, is one of the EIB priorities. The Bank’s microfinance investments help the most underserved parts of society by focusing on people excluded from the economy and banking. In particular, the EIB helps sustain jobs, empower women and girls,…
Egypt again tops European Bank for Reconstruction and Development investments in 2019

Egypt again tops European Bank for Reconstruction and Development investments in 2019

16 January 2020
For the second year in a row, Egypt has topped the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD’s) annual investments with new commitments of €1.2 billion in 26 projects in 2019 after €1.1 billion in the previous year. Continuing its support for the southern and eastern Mediterranean (…
EU Police Mission advocates for reform of criminal sanctions in Palestine

EU Police Mission advocates for reform of criminal sanctions in Palestine

16 January 2020
At a workshop for 17 officials working in Palestine’s Ministry of Justice, the European Union Police and Rule of Law Mission (EUPOL COPPS) advisers presented the Finnish and Swedish approaches to dealing with criminals and underlined the important role that non-custodial sanctions can play in…
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…
Morocco : European practices on care for women victims of violence presented at national seminar

Morocco : European practices on care for women victims of violence presented at national seminar

16 January 2020
How to coordinate between several departments to optimize the care for girls and women victims of violence at local level? What are the challenges faced for a better partnership with civil society? How to harmonize the procedures to ensure an adequate support for women victims of violence? These…
EU-funded PGP program training session

EU-funded Professionalization of Palm Tree Climbers project: Training session in Djamaa

16 January 2020
In the framework of the EU-funded project on the Professionalization of Palm Tree Climbers (PGP), a new training session for palm climbers was launched on 12 January in Djamaa (wilaya of El oued) after Timimoun and Touggourt. This Righ region is known for its important palm grove. Ten young…
EU-Morocco flags

Morocco : EU experts attend the presentation of the strategy 2020-2024 of the National Health Insurance Agency

15 January 2020
European Union experts participated in the presentation of the strategy 2020-2024 of the National Health Insurance Agency (Agence Nationale de l’assurance Maladie - ANAM), which took place on 13 January in Rabat, Morocco. This event aimed at sharing ANAM’s strategic priorities in order to…
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…
EU-funded scholarships empower Syrian refugees

EU-funded scholarships empower Syrian refugees

15 January 2020
EU-funded scholarship programmes are helping young Syrian refugees pursue an education, learn hands-on job skills and become self-reliant in tough circumstances. But thanks to projects financed by the €1.9 billion EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, these young people with…