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…
EU-funded seminar to focus on inland transport of dangerous goods

EU-funded seminar to focus on inland transport of dangerous goods

25 February 2020
The EU-funded EUMedRail project is organising a seminar on regulations and risk assessment of transport of dangerous goods on 2-3 March in Belgrade, Serbia. The main objective of the seminar is to raise awareness and facilitate the understanding of provisions of Directive 2008/68/EC on the inland…
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…
Market Survey on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources Professional Training

Market Survey on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources Professional Training

20 February 2020
Under the project’s capacity building activities, a market survey of the renewable energy sources (RES) and energy efficiency (EE) professional training schemes in Algeria, Egypt, Greece, France, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia was conducted by the…
UniDem Med project : EU partner countries exchange good practices to modernise their public administration

UniDem Med project : EU partner countries exchange good practices to modernise their public administration

20 February 2020
The fifth coordination meeting of the UniDem project for the South of the Mediterranean took place on 6 February in Rabat, Morocco. This annual meeting gathered the national coordinators of the following partner countries: Algeria, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. The participants took stock…
Lebanon: press conference to launch the 15th Samir Kassir Award

Lebanon: press conference to launch the 15th Samir Kassir Award

20 February 2020
The European Union to Lebanon will hold a press conference on 25 of February, chaired by the EU Ambassador to Lebanon His Excellency M.Ralph Tarraf, to launch the fifteenth edition of the "Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press" in the presence of Ms. Gisèle Khoury-Kassir, representatives of…
Intercultural Integration Academy: EU promotes intercultural integration policy model

Intercultural Integration Academy: EU promotes intercultural integration policy model

18 February 2020
An Intercultural Integration Academy is being organised in Marrakech, Morocco, today and tomorrow. It will bring together participants from ministries, cities and NGOs from Morocco, Tunisia, Palestine and Jordan to focus on interculturalism in policymaking and city strategies, introducing the anti-…
EU-funded SAFEMED IV project provides training on new information system THETIS-Med

EU-funded SAFEMED IV project provides training on new information system THETIS-Med

18 February 2020
The training on THETIS-Med of the EU-funded SAFEMED IV project took place on 12-13 February 2020 at EMSA premises in Lisbon. Overall, 16 participants from Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, and Turkey attended the course. The two-day training aimed at ensuring a smooth transition to…
Tunisia : Cross-border launch of course for legal professionals on fight against trafficking in human beings

Tunisia : Cross-border launch of course for legal professionals on fight against trafficking in human beings

18 February 2020
Following the completion of HELP courses in Tunisia and Morocco on the fight against trafficking in human beings, the cross-border launch of the course took place in Tunis on 13-14 February 2020 in collaboration with the Tunisian National Authority in charge of combating trafficking in human beings…
Morocco: European South Programme III provides training on organisation and management of public prosecution services

Morocco: European South Programme III provides training on organisation and management of public prosecution services

17 February 2020
The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) and the Presidency of the Public Prosecutor's Office organised, on 11 and 12 February in Fez and Casablanca, a training course for about a hundred Moroccan Heads of public prosecution and officials of the Presidency of the Moroccan…