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Tashbeek boosts competitiveness and sustainability of Jordanian culture operators

23 August 2018
An EU supported culture networking project, ‘Tashbeek’, brings together 50 artists and culture operators under one roof to strengthen their competitiveness and allow them to thrive in an increasingly challenging environment, marked by political and economic uncertainties.
The Gabal El-Zayt windfarm in Egypt is co-financed by the EU, which has granted 30 million euros in funding

The Egyptian winds, a clean energy source

15 August 2018
The European Union has provided a 30 million Euro grant to the Gabal El-Zayat wind farm, in Egypt, which costs a total of 340 million Euros. Several European donors, including the German Development Bank, have also contributed to this ambitious project on the shores of the Red Sea, with the aim of…
The Mazaya end of year concert

Mazaya: A School Where Musicians Shine

14 August 2018
Since 2012, the Mazaya project has given underprivileged children who have left school prematurely a dual education that combines traditional classes with professional education in music. Funded by the EU, this project serves two ends – both social and cultural.
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“Jezzine Bikes": When a stay-at-home mother becomes an entrepreneur…

01 August 2018
Thanks to 11,000 euros worth of funding from the EU, Cherine Bou Rached has been able to successfully start her own business renting out bikes in Jezzine.
Displaced by conflict, children from Ubari, southern Libya, return home and to the classroom. Photos by Ali Alshareef/ ©UNDP Libya

Back to school

06 July 2018
March 9, 2018.   They were separated by violent conflict in their country three years ago. But today, hundreds of students are happy to be back at their school in southern Libya and to reconnect with their former classmates.
علي الرياني ،مقيم في قاريونس . الصورة: © UNDP

Bringing Garyounis Clinic in Benghazi back to life

19 June 2018
Garyounis is a district with a population of 15,000 people in southern Benghazi (Libya). The terror of the war during the last years is still fresh in people’s memories. Ali Alrayani, 92, has even older war memories dating back to the Second World War, when he was fighting in the desert.
Messaoud Lecheheb Charif

Development of clusters in cultural and creative industries in the Southern Mediterranean

14 June 2018
Constantine’s coppersmiths open up to new horizons Launched in 2014, the regional project “Development of clusters in cultural and creative industries in the Southern Mediterranean”, co-financed by the European Union and the Italian Development Cooperation Agency, gives coppersmiths in…
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How Georges al-Jammal became the “King of strawberries”

04 June 2018
On the fringes of Northern Lebanon in the Akkar district, on the border with Syria, lies the small village of West Tal-Abbas, drowned in a sea of greenery. Early this morning, Georges al-Jammal, accompanied by fifty workers, was in the fields picking strawberries. In a festival of colour and good…
Himaya project

Himaya (Protection): For a justice system that protects children

25 May 2018
20,000 children every year come into conflict with the law, over 7000 are victims of violence, 2000 are taken into care under the Kafala Law (on the care of abandoned or institutionalised children), 1000 children are placed in child protection centres and overall, 100,000 children are brought into…
French producer Stéphanie Schorter interviewed during the European Film Festival

European film festival: entertainment, inspiration & motivation

30 April 2018
From a legendary Portuguese surfer who plied his trade on the Atlantic reef breaks, to the first world female champions in hip-hop, Amman EU film festival showcased odds defying achievements by sportsmen and artists in documentaries that captivated audience and critics alike. The ten day event…