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…
New solutions for organic waste management: launch of EU-funded CLIMA project

New solutions for organic waste management: launch of EU-funded CLIMA project

11 February 2020
The launching event of the ENI CBC Med CLIMA project ("Cleaning Innovative Mediterranean Action: reducing waste to boost economies") took place last month in Sestri Levante (Italy). The event, hosted by the lead beneficiary Sestri Levante Municipality, saw the participation of the six CLIMA…
Plastic Busters MPAs and COMMON projects team up to monitor the impacts of marine litter in sea turtles

Plastic Busters MPAs and COMMON projects team up to monitor the impacts of marine litter in sea turtles

10 February 2020
The partners of the Interreg Med Project Plastic Busters MPAs and the ENI-CBC Med COMMON have strengthened their collaboration at the occasion of a training on marine endangered species, organized by the University of Siena and the Sea Turtle Rescue Center of Legambiente in Manfredonia (Italy).…
THETIS-Med: EU contributes to developing new information system on Port State Control

THETIS-Med: EU contributes to developing new information system on Port State Control

05 February 2020
The new information system THETIS-Med went live this month in what is seen as a milestone in the EU’s efforts to foster regional cooperation among Mediterranean countries. It will support the members of the Mediterranean Memorandum of Understanding (Med MoU) on Port State Control (PSC). It marks…
EU-Libya relations: New video to outline EU support to Libyan neighbours in 2019

EU-Libya relations: New video to outline EU support to Libyan neighbours in 2019

04 February 2020
How did the EU support its Libyan neighbours in 2019? The EU Delegation to Libya has released a video that gives an overview of EU support to Libya in 2019. Through diplomatic action and bilateral support, the European Union (EU) is helping Libya return to peace and resume its political transition…
EU-funded COMMON project at Ocean Action! Conference

EU-funded COMMON project at Ocean Action! Conference

03 February 2020
The EU-funded COMMON project will participate in Ocean Action! Conference on 5 February 2020 in Brussels, Belgium, with a short pitch on the project aims and on the next actions planned to fight marine litter. To end overfishing and harmful fishing practices, to phase out pollution from land and…
UfM Secretary-General Nasser Kamel

Union for the Mediterranean Secretary General held bilateral meetings with heads of international organisations

30 January 2020
Following UfM’s commitment to contributing to a greater economic integration in the Mediterranean, UfM Secretary General (SG) Nasser Kamel, held bilateral meetings in Geneva with Roberto Azevêdo, Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary General of the United…
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European Commission and International Monetary Fund strengthen cooperation to support sustainable development

29 January 2020
European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen,on behalf of the European Union, and International Monetary Fund's Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva concluded a new Financial Framework Partnership Agreement that will boost their cooperation to tackle key challenges including climate change…
What’s NEXT ? European cross-border cooperation programme introduces new cycle of programmes for 2021-2027

What’s NEXT ? European cross-border cooperation programme introduces new cycle of programmes for 2021-2027

28 January 2020
What is NEXT? It’s both a title, and the name of a new generation of programmes. It’s the title of the Annual Conference of the ENI CBC community, which is taking place in Brussels today and tomorrow. And it’s the name chosen for the third cycle of programmes at the external EU borders in the…
Climate emergency: Local and regional leaders call for a Green Deal for the Mediterranean

Climate emergency: Local and regional leaders call for a Green Deal for the Mediterranean

27 January 2020
The Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM) has celebrated its 10th anniversary in the city where it held its first meeting: Barcelona. The Catalan capital welcomed over 100 representatives of local and regional authorities from the three shores of the Mediterranean, with climate…