UniDem Med project : EU partner countries exchange good practices to modernise their public administration

UniDem Med project : EU partner countries exchange good practices to modernise their public administration

20 February 2020
The fifth coordination meeting of the UniDem project for the South of the Mediterranean took place on 6 February in Rabat, Morocco. This annual meeting gathered the national coordinators of the following partner countries: Algeria, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. The participants took stock…
Tunisia: EU-funded meetMED provides training on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources in buildings

Tunisia: EU-funded meetMED provides training on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources in buildings

20 February 2020
The meetMED Training on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources in Buildings is taking place on 24-28 February 2020 in Tunis, Tunisia. Its goal is to provide information about the implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in the building sector in a context of…
Lebanon: press conference to launch the 15th Samir Kassir Award

Lebanon: press conference to launch the 15th Samir Kassir Award

20 February 2020
The European Union to Lebanon will hold a press conference on 25 of February, chaired by the EU Ambassador to Lebanon His Excellency M.Ralph Tarraf, to launch the fifteenth edition of the "Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press" in the presence of Ms. Gisèle Khoury-Kassir, representatives of…
Tunisian fishermen to support study on sea plastic pollution

Tunisian fishermen to support study on sea plastic pollution

19 February 2020
A team from "Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer" (INSTM), partner of the EU-funded COMMON project, visited the port of Mahdia, Tunisia, to meet with the local fishermen community and share a questionnaire related to the pollution of the sea by plastic waste. A first meeting…
Intercultural Integration Academy: EU promotes intercultural integration policy model

Intercultural Integration Academy: EU promotes intercultural integration policy model

18 February 2020
An Intercultural Integration Academy is being organised in Marrakech, Morocco, today and tomorrow. It will bring together participants from ministries, cities and NGOs from Morocco, Tunisia, Palestine and Jordan to focus on interculturalism in policymaking and city strategies, introducing the anti-…
EU-funded SAFEMED IV project provides training on new information system THETIS-Med

EU-funded SAFEMED IV project provides training on new information system THETIS-Med

18 February 2020
The training on THETIS-Med of the EU-funded SAFEMED IV project took place on 12-13 February 2020 at EMSA premises in Lisbon. Overall, 16 participants from Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, and Turkey attended the course. The two-day training aimed at ensuring a smooth transition to…
Tunisia : Cross-border launch of course for legal professionals on fight against trafficking in human beings

Tunisia : Cross-border launch of course for legal professionals on fight against trafficking in human beings

18 February 2020
Following the completion of HELP courses in Tunisia and Morocco on the fight against trafficking in human beings, the cross-border launch of the course took place in Tunis on 13-14 February 2020 in collaboration with the Tunisian National Authority in charge of combating trafficking in human beings…
Syria: EU adds eight businessmen and two entities to sanctions list

Syria: EU adds eight businessmen and two entities to sanctions list

17 February 2020
The Council has added, on Monday 17 February, eight prominent businessmen and two entities linked to those businessmen to the list of persons and entities subject to the sanctions against the Syrian regime and its supporters. Their activities directly benefited the Assad regime, including through…
Syria: Speech by HR/VP Josep Borrell in the EP on the current security situation in Syria

Syria: Speech by HR/VP Josep Borrell in the EP on the current security situation in Syria

12 February 2020
The war in Syria is now in its ninth year. The most severe humanitarian catastrophe and security crisis is unfolding right now in the northwest of the country. In other parts of Syria we continue to see instability and dramatic human suffering. [...] The EU has major stakes in Syria and in the…
Joint statement marking Safer Internet Day 2020

Joint statement marking Safer Internet Day 2020

11 February 2020
On the occasion of Safer Internet Day 2020, the Commission highlighted, on 11 February, the need to raise awareness and act on online safety issues.  Executive Vice-President for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, Margrethe Vestager, Vice-President Věra Jourová for Values and Transparency, Vice-…