EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia: mandate extended by one year and two new tasks added

EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia: mandate extended by one year and two new tasks added

20 June 2016
The EU extended until 27 July 2017 the mandate of the EUNAFOR MED Operation Sophia, the EU naval operation to disrupt the business model of human smugglers and traffickers in the Southern Central Mediterranean. The operation's mandate was also reinforced with two supporting tasks: training of the…

Economic and social impacts of culture: Med Culture study analyses Fes world sacred music festival

20 June 2016
The EU-funded project Med Culture carried out a study on the social and economic impacts of the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music (Morocco) as well as its symbolic value at a time when culture is increasingly becoming a point of focus (and contestation) of development programmes devoted to EU…

Palestine refugees: UNRWA chief calls on international community to work towards a credible political solution in the Middle East

20 June 2016
The situation continues to be dire for Palestinians: 95% of Palestine refugees in Syria are dependent on humanitarian aid and 65% of young Gazans are unemployed, according to Pierre Krähenbühl, head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), who…

World Refugee Day: EU continuously looking at ways to increase support to refugees

20 June 2016
“World Refugee Day commemorates the plight of these men, women and children. It is for this reason that we are launching the #SupportRefugees campaign, with the aim to raise awareness of their situation and to demonstrate how the European Union provides tangible help”, said a joint statement…

Combo Weekly Round Up: All the jobs and opportunities from the Southern Neighbourhood

20 June 2016
Tenders grants, calls for proposals and jobs from the European Neighbourhood: have you missed any opportunities this week? Check out the new EU opportunities for the Southern Neighbourhood selected by ENPI Info Centre to date.   Jobs  Communications and External Relations Manager, MEDREG (…

EUROMED Invest to organise webinar for young entrepreneurs

17 June 2016
The EU-funded project EUROMED Invest will be organising a webinar on 12 July from 1 to 3 pm, as part of a series provided as in-depth follow up on the training on innovation and entrepreneurship for start-ups, young entrepreneurs/women and diaspora organized within the framework of the project…

Med Culture presented to members of European Parliament

17 June 2016
The team of the EU-funded programme Med Culture held meetings with different members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, on 7 and 8 June 2016 to present MEPs with the project’s scope of work and actions in the Southern Mediterranean countries, more specifically in Tunisia, and advocate for…

Syria: Mogherini meets opposition groups

16 June 2016
EU High Representative Federica Mogherini met on Wednesday 15 June the President of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces (SOC) Anas al-Abdah and the General Coordinator of the National Coordination Body (NCB) Hassan Abdulazim.   The two Syrian opposition groups have…

Tunisia: EUROMED Invest holds Masterclass for young entrepreneur in Cultural and Creative Industries

16 June 2016
Fifteen young Tunisian startups currently being launched or in their development stage, active in the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) attended a Masterclass entitled "Ensuring the Success of Tunisian startups in the Cultural and Creative Industries", organised on 31 May and 1 June 2016 in…
Education and democracy: young leaders from Morocco, Tunisia and Bulgaria discuss challenges and opportunities

Education and democracy: young leaders from Morocco, Tunisia and Bulgaria discuss challenges and opportunities

16 June 2016
  A group of 21 young political and community leaders from the Council of Europe’s Schools of Political Studies in Bulgaria, Tunisia and Morocco participated in the third Summer Academy for Strengthening Democracy in the Euro-Med Region, dedicated to democracy and education. The event was…