Environnement - The European Green Deal

The European Green Deal sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, boosting the economy, improving people's health and quality of life, caring for nature, and leaving no one behind

12 December 2019
The European Commission today presented The European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU's economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all. President Ursula von der Leyen said…
EU-funded meetMED and the Union for the Mediterranean: building a way forward for EE in appliances

EU-funded meetMED and the Union for the Mediterranean: building a way forward for EE in appliances

12 December 2019
On 4 and 5 December 2019, 20 experts from Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Portugal gathered at the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) in Barcelona, Spain for the first meeting of the UfM Working Group (WG) on Energy…
EU-funded project provides training on energy audits in industrial small to medium-sized enterprises

EU-funded project provides training on energy audits in industrial small to medium-sized enterprises

11 December 2019
The meetMED training seminar on the methodology for the elaboration of energy audits in industrial Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) is taking place from 8 to 12 December 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. Hosted by the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), this event is…
EU-funded Cybersouth Judicial Network holds first meeting

EU-funded Cybersouth Judicial Network holds first meeting

11 December 2019
The Council of Europe, within the framework of the EU-funded CyberSouth project and with the support of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Portugal, organised the first meeting of Cyber South Judicial Network that took place on 3-4 December 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. Benefiting from the experience…
Council of Europe seminar to enhance support to local youth engagement in peace processes in the Euro-Med region

Council of Europe seminar to enhance support to local youth engagement in peace processes in the Euro-Med region

11 December 2019
On 5-6 December 2019 in Sweimeh, Jordan, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe organised, with the support of the EU-funded South Programme III, a follow-up seminar to the Lisbon Forum 2018 which called upon international agencies, national governments and local authorities to urgently…
Energy regulators exchange at the highest level to respond to the challenges of growing role of gas and renewable energy in the Mediterranean

Energy regulators exchange at the highest level to respond to the challenges of growing role of gas and renewable energy in the Mediterranean

11 December 2019
Yesterday, the Presidents and Commissioners of Mediterranean Energy Regulatory Authorities gathered in Rome to exchange approaches and good practices with regards to renewable energy development and the growing role of gas, which imply important challenges and require the adaption of the energy…
"Human Rights Wall of Contemplation" - Lebanon

Lebanon: The European Union and MACAM Unveil the "Human Rights Wall of Contemplation"

11 December 2019
On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, the European Union and the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (MACAM) unveiled the completed "Human Rights Wall of Contemplation" to the public. A 60m long "Human Rights Wall of Contemplation" shows street art and graffiti panels by 12 artists…
EU-funded project takes part in Arab partnership meeting for disaster risk reduction

EU-funded project takes part in Arab partnership meeting for disaster risk reduction

10 December 2019
EU-funded PPRD South 3 is attending the 4th Arab Partnership Meeting for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) that is taking place on 9-10 December 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. Organised by the UNDRR regional office for Arab States, this bi-annual Arab Partnership for DRR meetings aim to create a forum for…
The EU stands up for human rights

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on Human Rights Day

10 December 2019
We celebrate this year the 10th anniversary of the Charter of the Fundamental Rights and the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Yet these rights continue to be challenged around the world. In particular, children and youth continue to be the main victims of human…
EU flag

Making migrant return and reintegration a success: International Organization for Migration launches global tool with EU support

09 December 2019
With support from the EU, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched the Return and Reintegration Platform, a global tool that aims at disseminating knowledge and good practices in the field of migrant return and reintegration. The platform is intended to share knowledge,…