World Water Day: FEMISE and partners take stock of the situation in the Mediterranean

World Water Day: FEMISE and partners take stock of the situation in the Mediterranean

22 March 2019
World Water Day is celebrated on March 22nd and this year its theme is “Leave no one behind”. The event is an opportunity for FEMISE and its partners to take stock of the situation in the Mediterranean, where the water problem has become a crucial issue. “The Mediterranean represents only 7% of…
The meetMED project

Lebanon: EU-funded Workshop about energy transition in the Mediterranean region

22 March 2019
The meetMED project (The Mitigation Enabling Energy Transition in the Mediterranean region ) workshop on Monitoring Tools for EE and RE Indicators in the Mediterranean is taking place in Beirut, Lebanon, on 20 – 22 March 2019. Following-up the results of the MED-IEE1 project, which compiled…
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Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU to commemorate the World Water Day

22 March 2019
On World Water Day, we remember how much access to sufficient, safe, drinkable, physically accessible and affordable water is precondition for a decent life. The fundamental human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation apply to every human being and are fully recognised and backed by the EU…
The Union for the Mediterranean Member States approve a region-wide water agenda to help secure access to safe drinking water for all

The Union for the Mediterranean Member States approve a region-wide water agenda to help secure access to safe drinking water for all

20 March 2019
The 43 UfM countries have recently endorsed a Water Agenda and a financial strategy to help improve the access to safe water in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Embodying the collective effort and benefit of regional cooperation, the UfM will organise a series of workshops across the region to…
SWIM-H2020 SM

Lebanon: EU Workshop on designing decentralised water management measures

18 March 2019
A SWIM-H2020 SM Training Workshop on designing decentralised water management measures and policy targets at the local/decentralised level took place on 15 March 2019 in Beirut, Lebanon. The SWIM-H2020 SM Project (Sustainable Water Integrated Management and Horizon 2020 Support Mechanism 2016-2019…
The European Commission Sustainable Energy Week is back for its 14th edition

The European Commission Sustainable Energy Week is back for its 14th edition

12 March 2019
The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) – the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe – is back for its 14th edition. Organised by the European Commission, EUSEW 2019 will take place from 17 to 21 June 2019. For the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient…
EU Lebanon

Lebanon: EU Ambassador Christina Lassen meets with Minister of Environment and Minister of Energy and Water

11 March 2019
EU Ambassador Christina Lassen met separately with Minister of Environment Fadi Jreissati and Minister of Energy and Water Nada Boustani, wishing them success in their new appointments. The meetings were the opportunity to discuss the ministers' respective plans and to raise a cross-cutting issue…
European Parliament

EU external action: more funds for human rights, development and climate change for 2021-2027

08 March 2019
This week, the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs and Development committees adopted their joint position on the proposed Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI). The new financial instrument would, once agreed by both Parliament and EU ministers, channel the…
EU-funded SwitchMed's MEDTEST2 project

EU-funded SwitchMed supports the transition to a green economy in Lebanon

07 March 2019
"MedTEST2 project helped us reducing 30% of our energy cost", says Moustafa Dirani, executive director of Dirani Group. Watch the results of the EU-funded SwitchMed's MEDTEST2 project supporting the transition to a green economy in 8 Lebanese industries, helping them saving 41M EUR in annual…
EU-funded SAFEMED trains Flag State inspectors of the Mediterranean region

EU-funded SAFEMED trains Flag State inspectors of the Mediterranean region

05 March 2019
In the framework of the EU financed SAFEMED IV project, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) organised the second Training for Flag State inspectors on 18-22 February 2019 at EMSA’s premises in Lisbon. All participants engaged actively during the numerous case studies carried out during the…