EU adopts conclusions on democracy

Democracy: EU adopts conclusions

14 October 2019
On Monday, 14 October, the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on democracy. The Council notes that in today's world, democracy is being challenged and called into question. While democracy remains strong in many countries, in others there is a growing trend towards authoritarianism.…
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…
EU supports vocational training for Libyan youth

EU supports vocational training for Libyan youth

10 October 2019
With support from the European Union, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) reached an agreement with Toyota Libya F.Z.C to provide young people with three-month vocational training on car maintenance and repairing, computer skills and English among other disciplines. Yesterday 20…
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).…

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,…
EU-supported Young Mediterranean Voices programme launches national dialogue forums in 8 Southern Mediterranean countries

EU-supported Young Mediterranean Voices programme launches national dialogue forums in 8 Southern Mediterranean countries

08 October 2019
The Young Mediterranean Voices (YMV) programme is organising a month-long, region-wide initiative of debate competitions and national dialogue forums. During the months of October and November, 8 Southern Mediterranean countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, and…