Environnement - The European Green Deal

The European Green Deal sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, boosting the economy, improving people's health and quality of life, caring for nature, and leaving no one behind

12 December 2019
The European Commission today presented The European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU's economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all. President Ursula von der Leyen said…
Council of Europe seminar to enhance support to local youth engagement in peace processes in the Euro-Med region

Council of Europe seminar to enhance support to local youth engagement in peace processes in the Euro-Med region

11 December 2019
On 5-6 December 2019 in Sweimeh, Jordan, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe organised, with the support of the EU-funded South Programme III, a follow-up seminar to the Lisbon Forum 2018 which called upon international agencies, national governments and local authorities to urgently…
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The EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood supports the current and future process of the structured dialogue between civil society and the EU

10 December 2019
On 4 December, the EU-funded Majalat board was invited to discuss most pressing and future regional challenges with the new EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargment, Oliver Varhelyi. Representatives of the six organisations of the Majalat consortium (Alternatives Forum Morocco, Arab NGO…
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Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on Human Rights Day

10 December 2019
We celebrate this year the 10th anniversary of the Charter of the Fundamental Rights and the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Yet these rights continue to be challenged around the world. In particular, children and youth continue to be the main victims of human…
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Making migrant return and reintegration a success: International Organization for Migration launches global tool with EU support

09 December 2019
With support from the EU, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched the Return and Reintegration Platform, a global tool that aims at disseminating knowledge and good practices in the field of migrant return and reintegration. The platform is intended to share knowledge,…
Lebanese film director wins first prize in EU-funded MAJALAT video contest

Lebanese film director wins first prize in EU-funded MAJALAT video contest

09 December 2019
The winners of MAJALAT video contest were announced during the project’s Brussels Civil Society Forum last week. Rabee Karzoun, a young Syrian film director, won the first prize (5,000 euros). His film Anahon gives voice to the people of Tripoli and the wider region, highlighting the country’s…
Union for the Mediterranean regional meeting reflects on renewed strategic agenda for higher education regional cooperation

Union for the Mediterranean meeting reflects on renewed strategic agenda for higher education regional cooperation

05 December 2019
The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) organized, in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Egypt, a regional meeting on higher education cooperation on 1 December in Cairo. Building on inputs received through prior consultation, the purpose of the meeting was…
First Union for the Mediterranean Annual Conference on Water Investment and Financing to be held in Rome

First Union for the Mediterranean Annual Conference on Water Investment and Financing to be held in Rome

04 December 2019
The first UfM Annual Conference on Water Investment and Financing, organised in the framework of the Mediterranean Dialogues (MED), will be held on 5 December 2019 in Rome, Italy. The special topic of the conference is “Public-Private Partnerships and Financial Sustainability of the Water Sector…
 Healing, Resilience and Nonviolent Empowerment for violence-affected children in Tripoli

Removing Stress and Breaking Cycles of Violence: 100 new Youth Peace Ambassadors spreading unique peace approach in Lebanon

04 December 2019
“I was alive before just because I had to, but now I live because I have a goal: I want to leave my print on the society and spread peace.” (Youth Peace Ambassador) The International Association for Human Values (IAHV), working in 20+ conflict zones around the world and renowned for brokering…
The Union for the Mediterranean exchanges views on tourism as a generator of jobs for youth in the MENA Region

The Union for the Mediterranean exchanges views on tourism as a generator of jobs for youth in the MENA Region

03 December 2019
The Workshop on “Tourism: Generating jobs for Youth in the MENA Region” will take place on 4 December 2019 at the UfM Headquarters in Barcelona. The event is a follow up of the UfM Secretariat’s Brainstorming Meeting on Tourism, held on 30 November 2018 which aimed at setting up a regional platform…