EU-funded cross-border COMMON project in Venice for a Plastic-free healthy Mediterranean Sea

EU-funded cross-border COMMON project in Venice for a plastic-free healthy Mediterranean sea

21 January 2020
The BlueMed Pilot Action “Plastic-free for a healthy Mediterranean Sea” is again on the scene. Mediterranean countries’ experts and stakeholders meet in Venice, at Italian National Research Council (CNR-ISMAR), to continue the cross-border coordination to tackle the threat of plastic litter,…
EU-funded SAFEMED IV: Expert Working Group meets to follow up implementation of pilot project

EU-funded SAFEMED IV: Expert Working Group meets to follow up implementation of pilot project

20 January 2020
The EU-funded Black and Caspian Sea Regions (BCSEA) and SAFEMED IV Projects implemented by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) foresee the implementation of a 3-phase Pilot Project on sharing of Automatic Identification System (AIS) information: Phase 1: Exchange of T-AIS between the…
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EU-funded SANAD and Cairo Amman Bank partner to support entrepreneurs and housing in Middle East

20 January 2020
The EU-funded SANAD Fund for MSME (SANAD) has provided a subordinated loan of USD 15 million to new partner Cairo Amman Bank (CAB) to help the bank expand financing to local small businesses and low-income households in Jordan and the Palestinian Territories. CAB is the third largest retail bank…
Egypt again tops European Bank for Reconstruction and Development investments in 2019

Egypt again tops European Bank for Reconstruction and Development investments in 2019

16 January 2020
For the second year in a row, Egypt has topped the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD’s) annual investments with new commitments of €1.2 billion in 26 projects in 2019 after €1.1 billion in the previous year. Continuing its support for the southern and eastern Mediterranean (…
EU-funded PGP program training session

EU-funded Professionalization of Palm Tree Climbers project: Training session in Djamaa

16 January 2020
In the framework of the EU-funded project on the Professionalization of Palm Tree Climbers (PGP), a new training session for palm climbers was launched on 12 January in Djamaa (wilaya of El oued) after Timimoun and Touggourt. This Righ region is known for its important palm grove. Ten young…
EU-funded Med Pearls project: a new approach to sustainable tourism

EU-funded Med Pearls project: a new approach to sustainable tourism

15 January 2020
The opening conference of the EU-funded Med Pearls project has taken place in Barcelona with a contribution of 15 speakers from the tourism sector and about 70 attendees. The Med Pearls project is part of the ENI CBC Med Programme of the European Commission and will work during the next 3 years to…
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development boosts small firms in Tunisia

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development boosts small firms in Tunisia

09 January 2020
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is helping to increase the availability of funds for small firms in Tunisia through a local currency loan equivalent to €2 million to Advans Tunisie, an international microfinance institution serving more than one million customers…
The Union for the Mediterranean labels the thematic clusters of the ENI Cross Border Cooperation Med Programme

The Union for the Mediterranean labels the thematic clusters of the ENI Cross Border Cooperation Med Programme

08 January 2020
The Senior Officials of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) have unanimously labelled the ENI CBC Med Programme, in particular its four thematic clusters of projects: environment and climate change, business and SMEs development, technological transfer and innovation and social inclusion and…
EU-funded COMMON-Med project team

EU-funded COMMON-Med project team participates to a clean-up day in Italy

07 January 2020
A cleaning day was organised at Feniglia, Porto Ercole beach in Italy on 4 January 2020. More than 1 000 volunteers, including EU-funded COMMON-Med project team, participated to the event and collected over 1 000 kilos of plastic. Piero Pelù, a famous Italian singer also participated to the…
Mediterranean High-Level Policy Dialogue to be held to scale up investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency in the region

Mediterranean High-Level Policy Dialogue to be held to scale up investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency in the region

06 January 2020
The EU-funded meetMED is organising the Mediterranean High-Level Policy Dialogue (MED-HLPD), the sustainable energy platform that brings together high-level representatives from international financing institutions, banks, private sector, international and regional organizations and governments.…