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Jordan and Lebanon: the EU adopted €297 million in concrete actions for refugees and local communities

05 December 2019
The European Union adopted a new €297 million assistance package to support refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon via the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis. The EU has also decided to extend the mandate of the Trust Fund which will allow the Trust Fund's projects…
EU helps Libya combat organised crime

EU helps Libya combat organised crime

05 December 2019
After several months of intensive work with the Libyan law enforcement authorities represented in the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID), the General Administration for Anti-Narcotic (ANGA), the Libyan Interpol office, General Administration for Border Security (GABS), the approval was given…
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…
expansion of Southern Gaza Seawater Desalination Plant

The EU and the UN begin expansion of Southern Gaza Seawater Desalination Plant to help address shortages of safe drinking water in the Gaza Strip

05 December 2019
Representatives of the United Nations, the European Union, and the Palestinian Authority officially marked today the beginning of new works to expand the production capacity of the Southern Gaza Seawater Desalination Plant.  The inauguration ceremony was attended by the Minister of the Palestinian…
Less water for more sustainable irrigation: start of the EU-funded PROSIM project

Less water for more sustainable irrigation: start of the EU-funded PROSIM project

05 December 2019
In the framework of the ENI CBC Med Program, funded by the European Union, the kick-off meeting of PROSIM Project was held on 28-29 November in Rome, Italy. The meeting, dedicated to project partners, was preceded by a press conference. The event, organized by ICU - Institute for University…
Winners of 2019 Migration Media Award proclaimed in Malta

Winners of 2019 Migration Media Award proclaimed in Malta

05 December 2019
The third edition of the Migration Media Award rewarded 26 journalists from 12 countries for their constructive journalism, reflected through human interest and analytical stories, contributing to balance the narrative on migration, making it more evidence based, nuanced and less polarising. The…
EU supports Mediterranean legal professionals in combating violence against women

EU supports Mediterranean legal professionals in combating violence against women

04 December 2019
The European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP), now open to beneficiaries of the southern Mediterranean region, has developed an online course on combating violence against women and domestic violence. It was launched on 25-26 November in Rabat, Morocco. Organised…
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…
EU cross-border cooperation programme holds meeting to review state of play of ongoing projects and discuss future activities

EU cross-border cooperation programme holds meeting to review state of play of ongoing projects and discuss future activities

04 December 2019
The national delegations of the 14 participating countries will meet in Amman, Jordan, on the 4-5 December 2019 on the occasion of the sixth meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC), the decision-making body of the EU-funded ENI CBC Med Programme. The members of the JMC will approve the…
Palestine : EU Border Assistance Mission provides training on fighting corruption and border-related frauds

Palestine : EU Border Assistance Mission provides training on fighting corruption and border-related frauds

04 December 2019
European Union Border Assistance Mission for the Rafah Crossing Point joined efforts with the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and the Palestinian Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) to deliver a training on cross-border irregularities and frauds on 26-27 November in Jericho, Palestine. The…