European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) seminar

European Maritime Safety Agency hosts seminar to promote safety of life and property at sea and protect marine environment

18 October 2019
In the framework of the EU-funded project SAFEMED IV, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) hosted the seminar on “Enhancing your knowledge on Standards of Training and Certification and Watch-keeping (STCW)” on 8-10 October 2019. Overall, 14 participants from Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya,…
EU mobilises planes to battle forest fires in Lebanon

Lebanon: EU mobilises planes to battle forest fires

17 October 2019
Lebanon has activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to assist in efforts to stop the spread of forest fires as up to 100 active fires have been reported in the country. In an immediate response, the EU has mobilised 6 firefighting planes: 4 of which are rescEU aircraft, 2 from Italy and 2 from…
Both EU-funded meetMED and Clima-Med projects explore synergies for future collaboration

Both EU-funded meetMED and Clima-Med projects explore synergies for future collaboration

15 October 2019
Last week, the meetMED project was invited to participate in the Clima-MED workshop on the Action Plans for Access to Sustainable Energy and for Climate (PAAEDCs) held at the Centre of Training and Decentralisation Support (CFAD) in Tunis, Tunisia. The workshop was an occasion for meetMED and Clima…
EU-funded project on sustainable treatment and reuse of wastewater in the Mediterranean kicked off

EU-funded project on sustainable treatment and reuse of wastewater in the Mediterranean kicked off

14 October 2019
The kick-off meeting of “AQUACYCLE – Towards Sustainable Treatment and Reuse of Wastewater in the Mediterranean Region” was successfully held in the premises of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) on 30 September- 01 October 2019. The project is co-funded by the European Union in…
Ministerial Regional Forum of the UfM

Union for the Mediterranean Regional Forum: focus on regional cooperation and environmental changes

11 October 2019
Co-chaired by EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Jordan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, the 4th edition of the Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) took place on 10 October 2019, in Barcelona, Spain.  “ We cannot be multilateral alone.…
Anna Lindh MedForum 2020 : call for participation for self-financed applicants launched

Anna Lindh MedForum 2020 : call for participation for self-financed applicants launched

09 October 2019
The Anna Lindh Foundation launches the call for participation for self-financed applicants to the Anna Lindh MedForum 2020, which will take place in Šibenik, Croatia, from 2 to 5 April 2020. The deadline for the submission of applications is 1 December 2019. Building on the success of the first…
European Investment Bank

European Investment Bank and Lebanese government : financial agreement for the Greater Tripoli basin wastewater networks project

03 October 2019
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Government of the Republic of Lebanon agreed the terms for a € 74 million loan to the Greater Tripoli Basin Wastewater Networks project, targeting the extension of wastewater networks in Tripoli and surrounding areas. The financing will be signed shortly…
#EUBeachCleanup

#EUBeachCleanUp: EU organises record number of cleaning actions worldwide

20 September 2019
On beaches across Europe and the world, EU staff are joining hands with local communities to clean up marine litter as part of the #EUBeachCleanUp campaign. Launched on 19 August, this year's campaign will run through October, culminating on Saturday 21 September, the International Coastal CleanUp…
The Union for the Mediterranean steps up its efforts to counter land degradation in the Mediterranean

The Union for the Mediterranean steps up its efforts to counter land degradation in the Mediterranean

10 September 2019
The Mediterranean region is characterized by an acute scarcity of land resources suitable for production, due to aridity, inherently poor soils in many areas, and poor land management. To tackle desertification, the 14th session of Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention to…
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EU-funded Clima-Med project in Morocco for a training on preparation of Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plans

09 September 2019
EU-funded Clima-Med project was in Rabat for a two-day training on preparation of Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plans (SEACAPs) , with representatives of national authorities and municipalities in Morocco. The workshops were organised in collaboration with Association Marocaine pour…