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

29 March 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 Interpreter - EU Delegation - LIBYA(Closing date: 04 April…
Algeria: media training and crisis communications workshop launched

Algeria: media training and crisis communications workshop launched

28 March 2016
The regional program PPRD SOUTH II, as part of its regional media training workshops, launched its second stage in Algeria from 21 to 24 March 2016.   Fourteen participants, including officers of the Algerian civil defence and local journalists, took part in a 4-day disaster simulation exercise…

Egypt: Civil society plays a key role in open and democratic societies

25 March 2016
“We are witnessing a mounting pressure on independent Egyptian civil society organisations, in particular human rights organisations and defenders,” a European External Action Service spokesperson said in a statement on Thursday 24 March 2016.    The statement noted that “at a time when Egypt, the…
Security and fighting terrorism: efficiency and coherence are key

Security and fighting terrorism: efficiency and coherence are key

25 March 2016
The European Commission published, on Wednesday 23 March, 2016 a factsheet on the implementation of the “European Agenda on Security” adopted on 28 April 2015, which sets out the main actions envisaged to ensure an effective EU response to security threats over the period 2015-2020. It presents in…
Migrants: financial transfers vital to Lebanese economy

Migrants: financial transfers vital to Lebanese economy

25 March 2016
Financial transfers from migrants, and more specifically the southern Mediterranean diasporas to their countries of origin, have often aroused interest, and numerous initiatives have emerged in view of their contribution to development in these countries. The Euro-Mediterranean Forum of Economic…

EU-Lebanon: Relationship a priority for EU

25 March 2016
EU High Representative Federica Mogherini noted “the priority (that the EU) gives to the relationship with Lebanon, the partnership we have, the friendship of our institutions, but most of all to the people and the fact that we are together in a difficult region, in a difficult time” during a visit…

Mediterranean: EUR 20 million for civil society

24 March 2016
The European Commission launched a call for proposals for a total amount of EUR 20 million, on Wednesday 16 March 2016, to involve civil society in pan-African issues, according to a statement on the website of the EU Delegation in Algeria.    Five African countries bordering the Mediterranean (…

Terrorism: “These events have affected us, but they have not made us afraid”

23 March 2016
Following the terrorist attacks on Tuesday 22 March 2016 in Brussels, the EU Heads of State or Government and the leaders of the EU institutions, said in a joint statement: “The European Union mourns the victims of today's terrorist attacks in Brussels. It was an attack on our open democratic…

Jordan: “one of the strongest, if not the strongest partner” of the EU

23 March 2016
“‘Salam alikoum’, may peace be with you. There is no stronger message that we can pass to the people of the Middle East and to the people of Europe, together, jointly”, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini said during a visit to Jordan on Tuesday 22 March 2016.   Today, “Europe and its…

Mediterranean: water and jobs for sustainable development

23 March 2016
“The southern shores of the Mediterranean are among the world’s most water-scarce, with over 150 million people affected”, the Union for Mediterranean (UfM) noted on World Water Day, on Tuesday 22 March 2016.    The UfM’s main message on this day is the need for better integration and better…