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European Union – The League of Arab States Summit will start in Egypt

22 February 2019
The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, will, alongside the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, represent the European Union at the 1st EU-League of Arab States (LAS) Summit on Sunday 24 and Monday 25 February in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The Presidents will be…
UE Visa Policy : Commission welcomes agreement to modernise EU visa rules

UE Visa Policy : Commission welcomes agreement to modernise EU visa rules

22 February 2019
Member States have endorsed the agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council on the Commission's proposal to modernise the EU's common visa policy, adapting the rules to evolving security concerns, challenges linked to migration and new opportunities offered by technological…
MEDSTAT IV

The EU-funded MEDSTAT IV project measures international migration in the European Neighbourhood Policy-South region

22 February 2019
Jointly with the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), MEDSTAT IV organised a new regional workshop on the experiences and tools related to MED-HIMS (Ankara, 14-16 February 2019). The workshop mainly highlighted the importance of producing…
Jordan: EU-funded Qudra programme promotes art projects to reduce tension between communities

Jordan: EU-funded Qudra programme promotes art projects to reduce tension between communities

21 February 2019
Recycling, graffiti, story-telling, painting and sculptors; all to provide children spaces to explore their creativity and talents while complementing their academic education. Participants and artists from Jordan and Syria visited Prince Mohammad Public Boy School in Zarqa, Jordan, to use art…
Lebanon: EU co-financed Qudra programme rehabilitates social development centres

Lebanon: EU co-financed Qudra programme rehabilitates social development centres

19 February 2019
Under the supervision of the Ministry of Social Affairs in Lebanon, Qudra is rehabilitating 9 Social Development Centres. Co-financed by the EU Madad Trust Fund and the German Government this rehabilitation is implemented by Expertise France to foster social stability between refugees and host…
European Commission’s Lorenzo Natali Media Prize for outstanding journalism in development: Apply now

European Commission’s Lorenzo Natali Media Prize for outstanding journalism in development: Apply now

19 February 2019
The European Commission's Lorenzo Natali Media Prize recognises journalists doing exceptional reporting on development issues such as poverty eradication and the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. Applications are now open, from 18 February to 14 April for…
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The EU-funded project MEDSTAT IV organises a technical workshop in Lisbon

18 February 2019
After having addressed the creation of the business registers and their regular updating at the occasion of several technical events in the past 3 years, MEDSTAT IV is now opening the discussion on quality with the ENP-South countries. Two representatives from each of the countries will meet in…
The 15th Plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean focuses its debates on the challenges of migrants and refugees in the region

The 15th Plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean focuses its debates on the challenges of migrants and refugees in the region

15 February 2019
The Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), Nasser Kamel, participated in the 6th Summit of Presidents of Parliament and the 15th Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the UfM (PA-UfM), which took place in Strasbourg on the 13th and 14th February. The annual…
Union for the Mediterranean round-table debate on the future of the Euro-Mediterranean region

Union for the Mediterranean round-table debate on the future of the Euro-Mediterranean region

13 February 2019
UfM Secretary General, Nasser Kamel, hosted this week a discussion between Josep Borrell, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation of Spain, and 15 experts and researchers from different Euro-Mediterranean countries on the state of the region and its perspectives horizon 2030…
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Providing learning, Employ people: Trends in Countries Neighbouring the EU

13 February 2019
Vocational training is proven to be a fast-track from school to work, with higher employment rates among young adults who graduated from vocational training in nearly all countries. Nevertheless, not all countries offer the same opportunities. Even though there are local or regional differences,…