Funky Friday experience on Virtual Exchange to be held on 21 February in Brussels

Funky Friday experience on Virtual Exchange to be held on 21 February in Brussels

17 February 2020
Join Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange in Brussels for a “Funky Friday” experience on the 21 February. "Building bridges between youth in the digital era: Pioneering Virtual Exchange" is an opportunity to discuss the values of digital and virtual learning in an interactive and unique format. Young people…
Syria: EU adds eight businessmen and two entities to sanctions list

Syria: EU adds eight businessmen and two entities to sanctions list

17 February 2020
The Council has added, on Monday 17 February, eight prominent businessmen and two entities linked to those businessmen to the list of persons and entities subject to the sanctions against the Syrian regime and its supporters. Their activities directly benefited the Assad regime, including through…
An EU co-funded project offers training session on individual liberties and participatory democracy

An EU co-funded project offers training session on individual liberties and participatory democracy

13 February 2020
Openchabab has launched a call for applications for its fourth training session : “individual liberties and participatory democracy” which will be held from 7 March to 27 June 2020. Applications must be sent before 25 february. Openchabab is intended for journalism students, but also for junior…
Youth from around the world : Apply now for the European Commission’s Young Leaders Programme and make your voice heard!

Youth from around the world : Apply now for the European Commission’s Young Leaders Programme and make your voice heard!

13 February 2020
The European Commission is inviting young people from around the world to play an active role in this year’s European Development Days (EDD), 17 extraordinary young people aged 21-26 who can represent the powerful impact that youth are having in the sustainable development field. The Young Leaders…
L-r: Vladislav Arnaoudov, GCF; Malin Elander, EU; Mohamed El-Dir, QNB Alahli; Jurgen Rigternik, EBRD; Tarek Fayed, QNB Alahli

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and QNB Alahli boost green investments and small firms in Egypt

12 February 2020
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is boosting small businesses and green investments in Egypt with a US$ 82 million financial package to QNB Alahli, one of the country’s largest commercial banks, for on-lending to local enterprises. QNB Alahli will on-lend the EBRD’s…
New cross-border project launched to enhance intellectual property rights

New cross-border project launched to enhance intellectual property rights

12 February 2020
The Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation (JEDCO) on Monday organised the launch of an EU-funded project titled “Intellectual Properties Capacities for Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in the Mediterranean Region” (IPMED). In partnership with Greece, Italy, Spain and Tunisia, JEDCO will…
Syria: Speech by HR/VP Josep Borrell in the EP on the current security situation in Syria

Syria: Speech by HR/VP Josep Borrell in the EP on the current security situation in Syria

12 February 2020
The war in Syria is now in its ninth year. The most severe humanitarian catastrophe and security crisis is unfolding right now in the northwest of the country. In other parts of Syria we continue to see instability and dramatic human suffering. [...] The EU has major stakes in Syria and in the…
Regional seminar to address the fight against corruption in investment transactions

Regional seminar to address the fight against corruption in investment transactions

11 February 2020
A regional seminar on «Enhancing integrity for sustainable investment» will be held on 18-19 February in Barcelona, Spain, in the framework of the EU-OECD Programme on Promoting Investment in the Mediterranean. The objective of the seminar is to provide a platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue on…
Joint statement marking Safer Internet Day 2020

Joint statement marking Safer Internet Day 2020

11 February 2020
On the occasion of Safer Internet Day 2020, the Commission highlighted, on 11 February, the need to raise awareness and act on online safety issues.  Executive Vice-President for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, Margrethe Vestager, Vice-President Věra Jourová for Values and Transparency, Vice-…
EU-funded MENAWARA project : visit to Spain to learn best practices on wastewater treatment

EU-funded MENAWARA project : visit to Spain to learn best practices on wastewater treatment

11 February 2020
There are many ways to reduce the stress on freshwater sources from agriculture improving the quality of treated wastewater. This is what the MENAWARA project partners found in Carrión de los Céspedes (Seville, Spain) during the visit to the experimental plant of Centa, a research centre with…