A young trainee stonemason at the vocational training center of the SDH association in Oran.

Putting heritage at the service of employment and social integration

15 January 2018
The ‘Santé Sidi El Houari’ (SDH) Association in Oran has been training and reintegrating troubled youngsters into society for over twenty years. The SDH field school, which is ren­ovating an 18th century heritage site, has trained interns, artisans and architecture students as part of the Youth Em­…
Youstina, with a graffiti in the background saying: No to violence against women

Crazy about theatre!

12 January 2018
Around 300 km south of Cairo, Coptic women from the village of Deir El Bersha in the Minya Governorate found their voice thanks to theatre. This is the goal of the regional project “Drama, Diversity, and Development”, launched by the MedCulture programme, financed by the European Union between 2014…
Egyptian facilitator Mohamed Abdel Mohsen ElMongy (L) speaks with Egyptian civil society actors at Sekem farm in Belbeis, Sharqia Governorate

Welcome to the world of Switchers!

11 January 2018
The SwitchMed programme, funded by the European Union, aims to expand the presence of green entrepreneurs in the Mediterranean region. More than twenty Egyptian eco-innovators participated in a workshop in the Cairo region to develop their projects.  
Fashion JO! designers

EU initiative paves way for Jordanian designers to go global

21 December 2017
A group of Jordanian designers have come up with a simple yet innovative idea to marry tribal embroidery with modern cuts of denim to produce a timeless fashion line, capable of breaking into a cut-throat market of the fashion industry.
Young girls from the Kufr Yoba Primary School for Girls in Irbid, practicing the principles of framing

Hayati: Dream maker through the lenses

18 December 2017
The Hayati photography programme represents a novel education project that seeks to promote co-existence and self-esteem among children in Jordanian public schools currently hosting thousands of refugees. The EU-funded initiative saw 500 children capture 60,000 pictures, some of which have turned…
Lebanese teacher Lynn Sakr chats with students during a Media and Information Literacy (MIL) class at the school of Jesus and Mary in the Rabweh area, northeast of Beirut, Lebanon.

From now on, our opinion counts

06 November 2017
Thanks to Media Information Literacy training, Lebanese students are acquiring the skills needed to access information, analyse its impact and assess its authenticity, as well as to create a media topic themselves, within the framework of a project supported by the EU, which aims to encourage young…
Salem Shenaisheh

New horizons for Libya’s health sector 

09 August 2017
Six years of armed conflict and political instability have affected almost every part of Libya, claiming thousands of lives and leaving thousands more injured. Beyond the immediate casualties, the ongoing insecurity and violence has disrupted access to public utilities and services, with a dramatic…
Dr Rania Elemam

Europe opens up to Libyan students

04 July 2017
Libya’s brightest academic stars share their experiences of studying in Europe to encourage the next generation to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Taking the step to leave family and country is a leap into the unknown for any student, but the rewards are immeasurable. To encourage young…
Erasmus+ students in Tunis

Erasmus+: An important link for the modernisation of university education in Tunisia 

10 February 2017
Learn new things, discover a new culture and meet interesting people…that's what several young Tunisians had the opportunity to do when they spent six months or a year in a European University with the Erasmus+ exchange programme. They made the exchange an original and memorable experience. They’re…
Creative Mediterranean

The craft industry: a renaissance at its fingertips

10 February 2017
The lecture theatre in Nabeul's Institut des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts Institute) is full to the brim. A number of craft workers have settled down among the teachers and young students. And for good reason – the famous Italian designer and winner of the 'Compasso d'oro', Giulio Vinaccia, has come to…