World Water Day: FEMISE and partners take stock of the situation in the Mediterranean

World Water Day: FEMISE and partners take stock of the situation in the Mediterranean

22 March 2019
World Water Day is celebrated on March 22nd and this year its theme is “Leave no one behind”. The event is an opportunity for FEMISE and its partners to take stock of the situation in the Mediterranean, where the water problem has become a crucial issue. “The Mediterranean represents only 7% of…
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Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU to commemorate the World Water Day

22 March 2019
On World Water Day, we remember how much access to sufficient, safe, drinkable, physically accessible and affordable water is precondition for a decent life. The fundamental human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation apply to every human being and are fully recognised and backed by the EU…
The Union for the Mediterranean joins the efforts for promoting the transition from informal to formal employment

The Union for the Mediterranean joins the efforts for promoting the transition from informal to formal employment

21 March 2019
The Union for the Mediterranean Secretariat organized a workshop on Informal Business Integration at its premises in Barcelona on 18 March 2019. The workshop focused on two interrelated thematics, namely the Role of Social Dialogue and the Protection of Women, Young People and Vulnerable Groups in…
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Egypt: The EU's conference on "Enhancing Bilateral and Regional Cooperation on Labour Mobility in the Mediterranean Region"

21 March 2019
The European Union and the Egyptian Foreign Ministry launched a two-day conference on "Strengthening bilateral and regional cooperation on labour mobility in the Mediterranean region" in Cairo. EU Ambassador Surkoš stressed the importance of cooperation and dialogue among the various parties…
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

EU Declaration on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21 March 2019
This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the entry into force of the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). The Convention has proven to be an effective tool, by holding Governments accountable to their citizens and on the international…
The Union for the Mediterranean Member States approve a region-wide water agenda to help secure access to safe drinking water for all

The Union for the Mediterranean Member States approve a region-wide water agenda to help secure access to safe drinking water for all

20 March 2019
The 43 UfM countries have recently endorsed a Water Agenda and a financial strategy to help improve the access to safe water in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Embodying the collective effort and benefit of regional cooperation, the UfM will organise a series of workshops across the region to…
Action for Hope

EU supporting cultural projects in the Arab region

19 March 2019
Three cultural projects from the Arab region are receiving technical and in-kind support under Fa’ael. Fa’ael is a training and mentorship program for cultural managers working with communities in crisis, it exists under the EU co-funded Action for Hope programme. The cultural projects are first,…
EU-funded FEMISE and “Beyond Reform and Development” conclude strategic partnership for Inclusive Development in the Mediterranean

EU-funded FEMISE and “Beyond Reform and Development” conclude strategic partnership for Inclusive Development in the Mediterranean

19 March 2019
EU-funded FEMISE and “Beyond Reform and Development” announce their collaboration in the framework of a strategic partnership. Both institutions are committed actors that provide policy research, capacity development and advocate reform for inclusive and sustainable development models in the…
Middle-Eastern journalists covered Brussels Conference with EU-funded OPEN Media Hub assistance

Middle-Eastern journalists covered Brussels Conference with EU-funded OPEN Media Hub assistance

19 March 2019
Eleven journalists from Syria, Jordan and Lebanon covered the Third Brussels Conference “Supporting the future of Syria and the region” with OPEN Media Hub assistance on 12-14 March 2019. OPEN Media Hub mentors and experts worked with the journalists to help them gather information, make…
Call for participants launched to take part in Youth Forum

Call for participants launched to take part in Youth Forum

19 March 2019
This year´s edition of the Youth Forum, which will take place in Barcelona on 16-17 June 2019, will focus on online and offline youth activism in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Conceived and funded by the IEMed, the Youth Forum, gathering over 30 participants from over 10 countries, offers a unique…