AFrica-Europe Alliance

Africa-Europe Alliance: two new financial guarantees under the EU External Investment Plan

12 November 2019
In the margins of the 2019 Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa, the European Commission signed two guarantee agreements with two Member States' development finance institution: the Dutch 'Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V' (FMO) and the Italian 'Cassa…
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development addressing youth unemployment in West Bank and Gaza

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development addressing youth unemployment in West Bank and Gaza

07 November 2019
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and its co-investors the Palestine Investment Fund, Semilla de Olivo and FMO (the Netherlands Development Finance Company) are financing the first Palestinian employment-development impact bond to address high levels of youth unemployment…
Launch of the Senegal's digital platform for diaspora entrepreneurs

Launch of the Senegal's digital platform for diaspora entrepreneurs

31 October 2019
On 22 October, 25 entrepreneurs from Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia met in Dakar to work on their strategy of seeking financing from diaspora investors as part of the Investment Academy of the DiafrikInvest project coordinated by the ANIMA Investment network. The next day, they participated in the…
THE NEXT SOCIETY: Third Benchmarking visits and training tour

EU-funded THE NEXT SOCIETY project: Third Benchmarking visits and training tour in Wallonia for the South-Med Clusters

29 October 2019
The third benchmarking visits and training of EU-funded project THE NEXT SOCIETY started on Monday 28 October 2019. After Catalonia, in Spain and Piedmont, in Italy, this time benchmarking visits and training activities are taking place in Belgium. 12 cluster managers, cluster representatives and…
Young Med Voices: National Debate Forums

Young Med Voices : youth-led national debate forum in Rabat

28 October 2019
The Young Mediterranean Voices programme is organising a month-long, region-wide initiative of debate competitions and national dialogue forums in October-November in 8 Southern Mediterranean countries. More than 800 young people will be involved in the NDFs taking place across Algeria, Egypt,…

EU supports Palestinian female lawyers

24 October 2019
EUPOL COPPS (the EU Coordinating Office for Palestinian Police Support) concluded on Tuesday 22 October 2019 the last leadership workshop for Palestinian female lawyers to further enhance their capabilities in commanding key role in the Palestinian Bar Association (PBA). During the session, many…
2019 Union for the Mediterranean Business Forum

2019 Union for the Mediterranean Business Forum takes women business to the next level

18 October 2019
The Union for the Mediterranean is organising the third edition of Women Business Forum (WBF) in the margins of the Smart City Expo World Congress on 19-21 November 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The WBF aims at providing a platform for dialogue, exchange of experience and networking opportunities for…
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European Commission campaign on consumer rights to roll out across Europe until 2020

17 October 2019
Travellers from the European Neighbourhood to Europe may be interested to learn about a new communication campaign launched by the European Commission on consumer rights -#YourEURight. Currently being rolled out across Europe, this digital-led campaign aims to raise awareness of key EU consumer…
European Agenda on Migration

European Agenda on Migration four years on: Marked progress needs consolidating

16 October 2019
Ahead of the October European Council, the Commission is reporting on key progress under the European Agenda on Migration since 2015, with focus on steps taken by the EU since the last progress report in March 2019. The Commission also set out those areas where work must continue to address current…
EU adopts conclusions on democracy

Democracy: EU adopts conclusions

14 October 2019
On Monday, 14 October, the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on democracy. The Council notes that in today's world, democracy is being challenged and called into question. While democracy remains strong in many countries, in others there is a growing trend towards authoritarianism.…