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Commission steps up EU action to protect and restore the world's forests

23 July 2019
Today the European Commission adopted a comprehensive Communication setting out a new framework of actions to protect and restore the world's forests, which host 80% of biodiversity on land, support the livelihoods of around a quarter of the world's population, and are vital to our efforts to fight…
EU-funded SAFEMED IV provides training to Israeli Maritime Administration representatives

EU-funded SAFEMED IV provides training to Israeli Maritime Administration representatives

22 July 2019
Under the framework of the EU-funded SAFEMED IV project, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) staff delivered a training on MARPOL Annex VI on 16-17 July in Haifa, Israel. 29 participants from the Israeli Maritime Administration attended the 16-hour course. The main objective of the training…
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European Union presents its progress towards sustainable development

19 July 2019
Yesterday, at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development in New York, the EU reaffirmed its strong commitment to deliver on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – a shared global roadmap for a peaceful and prosperous world, with human well-being…
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Support for mobility among researchers of EuroMeSCo institutes

19 July 2019
The European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), in its capacity as EuroMeSCo Academic Secretariat, will provide support to institutes from the EuroMeSCo network for the organisation of international seminars, workshops and conferences on Euro-Mediterranean issues. The objective of the…
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Water experts from Mediterranean countries gathered under an EU-funded programme

19 July 2019
On 9-10 July 2019, water experts from Mediterranean countries gathered in Marseille to review the progress on the H2020/NAP water cluster indicators at the national and regional level and to further engage in the development of the water thematic assessment as part of the regional H2020 indicator-…
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MEDREG’s EC Grant Contract II – Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators

2017-2022 Budget: €1.4 million

MEDREG is the Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators, born in 2007 under the Italian law.
It currently…

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Towards a mutually beneficial regional dialogue and cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean gas sector

2018-2020 Budget: €1 million

The overall objective is to enhance a regional structured dialogue, which serves the progressive development of a more secure, transparent and predictable Euro-Mediterranean gas market.

Covered countries: …

MEETMED - Mitigation Enabling Energy Transition in the Mediterranean Region

MEETMED - Mitigation Enabling Energy Transition in the Mediterranean Region

2018-2020 Budget: €1.5 million

This project fosters the energy transition in the Mediterranean, by contributing to improved security of energy supply, enhanced climate change mitigation actions and the promotion of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency at regional and…

European Parliament elects Ursula von der Leyen as first female Commission President

European Parliament elects Ursula von der Leyen as first female Commission President

17 July 2019
With 383 votes in favour, the European Parliament elected Ursula von der Leyen President of the next European Commission in a secret ballot on 16 July. She is set to take office on 1 November 2019 for a five-year term. EP President David Sassoli said: "On behalf of Parliament, I congratulate you…
SWIM-H2020 SM - Sustainable Water Integrated Management and Horizon 2020 Support Mechanism

SWIM-H2020 SM - Sustainable Water Integrated Management and Horizon 2020 Support Mechanism

2016-2019 Budget: €6.7 million

SWIM-H2020 SM aims to contribute to reduced marine pollution and a sustainable use of scarce water resources in the Mediterranean Region. To do so, the project will support national regulations, enhance national…