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…
EU-funded MENAWARA project : visit to Spain to learn best practices on wastewater treatment

EU-funded MENAWARA project : visit to Spain to learn best practices on wastewater treatment

11 February 2020
There are many ways to reduce the stress on freshwater sources from agriculture improving the quality of treated wastewater. This is what the MENAWARA project partners found in Carrión de los Céspedes (Seville, Spain) during the visit to the experimental plant of Centa, a research centre with…
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).…
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Crédit du Maroc boost green economy and value chains in Morocco

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Crédit du Maroc boost green economy and value chains in Morocco

10 February 2020
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Morocco will benefit from a European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) credit line of up to €20 million to Crédit du Maroc dedicated to green investment and the development of value chains. The EBRD funds will be extended as subloans to…
Green entrepreneurship: EU-funded GIMED project maps 25 potential investors in Palestine

Green entrepreneurship: EU-funded GIMED project maps 25 potential investors in Palestine

06 February 2020
In Palestine, the GIMED project and its local partner Leaders Organization recently mapped 25 potential finance sources for green companies to which the beneficiary of the project, after a period of training in green business development, eco-design, access to finance and access to market, will…
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…
Palestine: EU-funded Med-EcoSuRe project performs energy audit at the An-Najah National University

Palestine: EU-funded Med-EcoSuRe project performs energy audit at An-Najah National University

05 February 2020
As part of the EU-funded Med-EcoSuRe project, 3 different buildings of the An-Najah National University, the largest one in Palestine, have recently undergone an energy audit in view of identifying opportunities to reduce energy expense and carbon footprint. Similar energy audit works were carried…
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…