European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) seminar

European Maritime Safety Agency hosts seminar to promote safety of life and property at sea and protect marine environment

18 October 2019
In the framework of the EU-funded project SAFEMED IV, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) hosted the seminar on “Enhancing your knowledge on Standards of Training and Certification and Watch-keeping (STCW)” on 8-10 October 2019. Overall, 14 participants from Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya,…
2019 Union for the Mediterranean Business Forum

2019 Union for the Mediterranean Business Forum takes women business to the next level

18 October 2019
The Union for the Mediterranean is organising the third edition of Women Business Forum (WBF) in the margins of the Smart City Expo World Congress on 19-21 November 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The WBF aims at providing a platform for dialogue, exchange of experience and networking opportunities for…
EU mobilises planes to battle forest fires in Lebanon

Lebanon: EU mobilises planes to battle forest fires

17 October 2019
Lebanon has activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to assist in efforts to stop the spread of forest fires as up to 100 active fires have been reported in the country. In an immediate response, the EU has mobilised 6 firefighting planes: 4 of which are rescEU aircraft, 2 from Italy and 2 from…
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FEMISE newsletter issue of September-October goes over an eventful period

17 October 2019
The newsletter Inside Femise n°18 reviews the events organised by FEMISE recently such as the annual conference on sustainable development, in its broad sense, in the Mediterranean region, or the workshop on “Social Entrepreneurship in the MENA Region: Inclusiveness and Growth”. FEMISE presents to…
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European Commission campaign on consumer rights to roll out across Europe until 2020

17 October 2019
Travellers from the European Neighbourhood to Europe may be interested to learn about a new communication campaign launched by the European Commission on consumer rights -#YourEURight. Currently being rolled out across Europe, this digital-led campaign aims to raise awareness of key EU consumer…
European Agenda on Migration

European Agenda on Migration four years on: Marked progress needs consolidating

16 October 2019
Ahead of the October European Council, the Commission is reporting on key progress under the European Agenda on Migration since 2015, with focus on steps taken by the EU since the last progress report in March 2019. The Commission also set out those areas where work must continue to address current…
Both EU-funded meetMED and Clima-Med projects explore synergies for future collaboration

Both EU-funded meetMED and Clima-Med projects explore synergies for future collaboration

15 October 2019
Last week, the meetMED project was invited to participate in the Clima-MED workshop on the Action Plans for Access to Sustainable Energy and for Climate (PAAEDCs) held at the Centre of Training and Decentralisation Support (CFAD) in Tunis, Tunisia. The workshop was an occasion for meetMED and Clima…
EU-funded meetMED to organise regional workshop on assessing quality infrastructures of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources equipment and services

EU-funded meetMED to organise regional workshop on assessing quality infrastructures of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources equipment and services

14 October 2019
The EU-funded meetMED project is organizing a regional workshop on assessing the existing quality infrastructures for Energy Efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energy Sources (RES) equipment and services in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries (SEMCs) on 30 October in Algiers, Algeria. It…
EU-funded project on sustainable treatment and reuse of wastewater in the Mediterranean kicked off

EU-funded project on sustainable treatment and reuse of wastewater in the Mediterranean kicked off

14 October 2019
The kick-off meeting of “AQUACYCLE – Towards Sustainable Treatment and Reuse of Wastewater in the Mediterranean Region” was successfully held in the premises of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) on 30 September- 01 October 2019. The project is co-funded by the European Union in…
EU adopts conclusions on democracy

Democracy: EU adopts conclusions

14 October 2019
On Monday, 14 October, the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on democracy. The Council notes that in today's world, democracy is being challenged and called into question. While democracy remains strong in many countries, in others there is a growing trend towards authoritarianism.…