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…
Youth Employment in the Mediterranean : meeting at UNESCO for a capacity-building and planning session on skills anticipation

Youth Employment in the Mediterranean : meeting at Paris for a capacity-building and planning session on skills anticipation

27 January 2020
In the framework of the Youth Employment in the Mediterranean (YEM) project, funded by the European Union, around 30 participants met at UNESCO, Paris, for a Capacity-building and Planning session on Skills Anticipation. The aim was to share the knowledge and experience regarding challenges and…
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EU-funded cross-border project launched to define sustainable management model for artisanal salinas

23 January 2020
The eight partners of the project “Sustainable management model for Mediterranean Artisanal Salinas (MedArtSal)” gathered in Rome, Italy, on 18 January 2020 for the kick-off meeting of this initiative funded by the European Programme ENI CBC MED 2014-2020. Artisanal salinas across the…
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and EU agree €50 million financial guarantee to boost renewable energy in EU Neighbourhood

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and EU agree €50 million financial guarantee to boost renewable energy in EU Neighbourhood

23 January 2020
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union have agreed a new €50 million programme of financial guarantees aimed at scaling up investment in renewable energy in Ukraine and in the EU’s Southern Neighbourhood with a particular focus on Jordan, Lebanon and…
“Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality” project raises Southern countries awareness of environmental challenges in the Mediterranean region“Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality” project raises Southern countries awareness of environmental challenges in the Mediterranean region

“Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality” project raises Southern countries awareness of environmental challenges in the Mediterranean region

22 January 2020
The EU-funded Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality is organising a roundtable on “the environmental challenges in the Mediterranean” on 29 January in Tunis, Tunisia. This public debate comes in the framework of the first Med Dialogue Fellows Bootcamp organised by the project. The event will gather…
EU-funded cross-border COMMON project in Venice for a Plastic-free healthy Mediterranean Sea

EU-funded cross-border COMMON project in Venice for a plastic-free healthy Mediterranean sea

21 January 2020
The BlueMed Pilot Action “Plastic-free for a healthy Mediterranean Sea” is again on the scene. Mediterranean countries’ experts and stakeholders meet in Venice, at Italian National Research Council (CNR-ISMAR), to continue the cross-border coordination to tackle the threat of plastic litter,…
EU humanitarian budget for 2020 to help people in over 80 countries

EU humanitarian budget for 2020 to help people in over 80 countries

21 January 2020
On Monday 20 January, the Commission has adopted its initial annual humanitarian budget for 2020 worth €900 million. The EU is the leading global humanitarian aid donor and helps people in over 80 countries. From protracted conflicts in Africa and the Middle East, to severe food crises,…
Egypt again tops European Bank for Reconstruction and Development investments in 2019

Egypt again tops European Bank for Reconstruction and Development investments in 2019

16 January 2020
For the second year in a row, Egypt has topped the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD’s) annual investments with new commitments of €1.2 billion in 26 projects in 2019 after €1.1 billion in the previous year. Continuing its support for the southern and eastern Mediterranean (…
EU-funded MAIA-TAQA pilot project to be presented at the International Conference “Protection and Restoration of the Environment XV”

EU-funded MAIA-TAQA pilot project to be presented at the International Conference “Protection and Restoration of the Environment XV”

13 January 2020
The Center For Renewable Energy Sources (CRES) is participating in the International Conference “Protection and Restoration of the Environment XV” that will take place on 7-10 July 2020 in Kalamata, Greece. The CRES will present a paper on the perspectives of solar cooling applications in south…
Let the “GAIMS” begin: retooling tourism in the Mediterranean region

Let the “GAIMS” begin: retooling tourism in the Mediterranean region

08 January 2020
The American University of Beirut and its partners in the MED GAIMS (MED GAmifIcation for Memorable tourist experienceS) project from four countries, Lebanon, Jordan, Spain, and Italy have met in Villanova, Spain to kick-off the project. The MED GAIMS is an EU funded (€2.3 million) project under…