EU-funded Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality project to hold regional workshop in Tunis

EU-funded Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality project to hold regional workshop in Tunis

17 July 2019
Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality, a regional Programme funded by the European Union, is gathering almost 35 civil society actors from five Arab countries (Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Libya, and Tunisia) on 18-21 July 2019 in Tunis, Tunisia, to take part in the regional consultation workshop “…
EU Delegation to Egypt takes part in event to promote investments in Egyptian tourism sector

EU Delegation to Egypt takes part in event to promote investments in Egyptian tourism sector

17 July 2019
Investment in tourism should integrate sustainable concepts and approaches so as to yield sustainable revenues for the country; this was the key message of H.E. Ambassador Ivan Surkoš, Head of the European Union Delegation to Egypt during his welcome address in the MediTour conference, launched in…
EU-funded exhibition on the brain opened in Israel

EU-funded exhibition on the brain opened in Israel

17 July 2019
The Head of Operations at the EU Delegation to Israel opened the first ever exhibition on the brain, as part of the Human Brain Project at the Bloomfield Museum in Jerusalem together with the Human Brain Project team and the head of the Bloomfield museum. The Human Brain Project is an ambitious EU…
European Training Foundation promotes positive role of technical and vocational education and training in World Youth Skills Day 2019

European Training Foundation promotes positive role of technical and vocational education and training in World Youth Skills Day 2019

17 July 2019
The 15th of July is UNESCO and UNEVOC Network's World Youth Skills Day: a major opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of youth skills development. According to the UN, today, there are 1.2 billion young people aged 15 to 24 years, accounting for 16 per cent of the global population.…
European Parliament elects Ursula von der Leyen as first female Commission President

European Parliament elects Ursula von der Leyen as first female Commission President

17 July 2019
With 383 votes in favour, the European Parliament elected Ursula von der Leyen President of the next European Commission in a secret ballot on 16 July. She is set to take office on 1 November 2019 for a five-year term. EP President David Sassoli said: "On behalf of Parliament, I congratulate you…
Union for the Mediterranean to hold regional dialogue on women empowerment

Union for the Mediterranean to hold regional dialogue on women empowerment

16 July 2019
Ministries in charge of gender equality and women issues, national statistic institutions, regional and international concerned organizations and civil society regional networks will gather in Barcelona for the Union for the Mediterranean Regional Dialogue on Women Empowerment on 18 July 2019. The…
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The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) in Israel to intensify contacts

16 July 2019
Leading members of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) met the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel on 2 July during a brief visit to Tel Aviv intended to strengthen cooperation. The meeting in Tel Aviv offered an opportunity for both delegations to identify issues on which both sides…
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Egypt: The World Food Programme celebrates long-standing partnership with the European Union

16 July 2019
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the European Union (EU) celebrated their five-year-long partnership in Egypt during which they have assisted more than 2.3 million people in collaboration with the Egyptian Government. A generous contribution of €60 million from the EU helped WFP…
EU-funded Cross-Border Cooperation Programme call for strategic projects: 198 proposals submitted

EU-funded Cross-Border Cooperation Programme call for strategic projects: 198 proposals submitted

15 July 2019
Notwithstanding the reduced number of thematic priorities (7), the results of the call show once again the interest of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership for the ENI CBC Med Programme. 198 proposals were submitted under the call for strategic projects, closed on the 3rd of July. The financial value…
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SANAD launches new equity impact fund in Middle East and North Africa

15 July 2019
The SANAD Fund for MSME (SANAD) has launched a new sub-fund for equity investments in impactful financial intermediaries in the Middle East and North Africa. Carrying on SANAD’s mission to fuel entrepreneurship and employment in the region, the SANAD Equity Sub-Fund II (SANAD ESF II) mobilizes…