Revised EU Neighbourhood Policy must focus on security and migration, say MEPs

19 November 2015
 Members of the European Parliament yesterday called for more focus on migration and security and more flexibility in the revised European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), after foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner Johannes Hahn presented their proposals for a…

Mediterranean Solar Forum: six CBC Med projects join forces to support development of solar sector

19 November 2015
 For the second year in a row, the six projects of the CBC Med solar cluster - namely FOSTEr in MED, SHAAMS, MED SOLAR, DIDSOLIT-PB, STS-MED and MED DESIRE - are organising the Mediterranean Solar Forum on 26 November in Barcelona.   The event will bring together governments, international…
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New European Neighbourhood Policy unveiled: focus on stabilisation

18 November 2015
The European Commission today unveiled the main lines of the review of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), spelling out its renewed approach to its eastern and southern neighbours, with stabilisation as the ENP’s main political priority in this mandate.   Differentiation and greater mutual…
Libya: virtual news agency established through EU project

Libya: virtual news agency established through EU project

18 November 2015
 Libya’s first independent news agency is due to take up its work on Thursday 19 November. The Libyan Cloud News Agency (LCNA) has been established by the DW Akademie as part of the EU project "Stability through Structure".   Libyan media outlets still in existence are heavily censored or can…

UfM launches new ‘blue economy’ cooperation initiative in the Mediterranean

17 November 2015
Ministers in charge of maritime affairs from the 43 countries of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) have committed to closer cooperation on blue economy and maritime governance two weeks before the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 21 in Paris.   The launch of this new Blue Economy…
Jordan sets up new entrepreneurial communities initiative inspired by European Training Foundation

Jordan sets up new entrepreneurial communities initiative inspired by European Training Foundation

17 November 2015
 Enhancing skills and entrepreneurship, creating jobs, and promoting partnerships and development are the aims of a new initiative launched in Jordan, and inspired by the European Training Foundation’s (ETF) Entrepreneurial Communities.   The Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation (JEDCO) - a…

Dialogue workshop on youth-related activism in Mediterranean partner countries to be held in Beirut

17 November 2015
 A workshop will be organised tomorrow in Beirut in the framework of an EU-funded activity of EuroMeSCo, aiming to present and discuss the initial research findings of a Joint Policy Study on “Understanding Youth-Related Activism in the South and East Mediterranean Countries”.   The Policy Study…
Media and crisis communication in the event of a disaster: third workshop held by EU project

Media and crisis communication in the event of a disaster: third workshop held by EU project

16 November 2015
 The EU-funded programme PPRD South II (Prevention, Preparedness, and Response to natural and man-made Disasters) has held a training workshop on media and crisis communication with 13 participants from the Algerian, Lebanese and Tunisian Civil Protection/Defence and other relevant services.  …
ETF support to Vocational Education and Training in Tunisia

ETF support to Vocational Education and Training in Tunisia

16 November 2015
 A pilot project implemented by the European Training Foundation and the Tunisian government to improve local Vocational Education and Training (VET) governance in the governorate of Médenine, seeks to increase the involvement of local stakeholders in order to establish a system that responds…

‘We are together in this: Europeans and Arabs, East and West’

16 November 2015
The international community must be united in dealing with the conflict in Syria, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Saturday on arrival in Vienna for the second round of talks on a political solution for the crisis in Syria, expressing her grief and solidarity at the terrorist…