Environmental and social innovations in the Mediterranean: Get inspired by the new Switchers website!

12 November 2015
 The EU-funded programme SWITCH-Med (Switching to more sustainable consumption and production in the Mediterranean) has launched a news website - the switchers - to present the best environmental and social innovations in the Mediterranean and encourage change through showing concrete and visible…
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ClimaSouth training workshop for Algeria’s national weather office

11 November 2015
The EU-funded ClimaSouth project recently conducted a training for Algeria’s Office National de la Météorologie (ONM) on the topic of climate downscaling in preparation for studies of climate change impacts on forest fires.   Material presented covered the topics of climate change, climate…

Supporting women’s economic empowerment: EU-UN programme holds regional workshop in Tunis

11 November 2015
The EU and the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) gathered over 50 practitioners from the Arab States region for a two-day workshop in Tunis recently. Participants discussed ways to promote women’s participation in non-traditional sectors of the economy and…

Anna Lindh Foundation presents youth policy to UfM Parliamentary Assembly

11 November 2015
 The Executive Director of the Anna Lindh Foundation, Ambassador Hatem Atallah, presented the Anna Lindh Foundation's renewed policy on "investment in youth" to the UfM Parliamentary Assembly’s (PA-UfM) Committee on Improving Quality Of Life, Exchanges between Civil Societies and Culture, held in…
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EU project holds conference on elaboration of Sustainable Energy Action Plans in Israel

11 November 2015
The EU-funded "Cleaner Energy Saving Mediterranean Cities" (CES-MED) project has co-organised with the Israeli government a national conference on the elaboration of Sustainable Energy Action Plans in Tel Aviv, Israel. EU and Israeli officials as well as experts took part in a special round table…

Twinning programme launched to modernise Central Bank of Tunisia

10 November 2015
An EU Twinning programme was launched last week to modernize the operational framework of monetary policy at the Central Bank of Tunisia.   The programme, to be implemented between the Tunisian Central Bank and the Bank of France, is funded by the EU with a budget of €745,000. It aims to modernise…
Luxembourg Presidency initiative for Maghreb youth employment hailed at Mediterranean economic conference

Luxembourg Presidency initiative for Maghreb youth employment hailed at Mediterranean economic conference

10 November 2015
 An initiative on youth employment through vocational training in the Maghreb countries, presented by the Luxembourg Presidency of the EU, has received the full support of economists, experts, actors on the ground and political leaders present at the 11th Mediterranean Economic Rendezvous, a…
Tunisia: EU supports security sector reform

Tunisia: EU supports security sector reform

09 November 2015
 The EU has allocated €23 million to a support programme for reform and modernisation of the security sector in Tunisia, assisting in the establishment of a modern security policy, in line with the democratic values of the new Tunisian Constitution.   The programme focuses on the modernisation of…

Jordan: EIB supports projects to improve drinking water supply and strengthen electricity network

09 November 2015
 The European Investment Bank (EIB) today signed two loan agreements worth $126 million for financing two projects in the water and energy sectors in Jordan, in support of sustainable economic and social development.   The first project will support a high priority water supply infrastructure…

eTwinning Plus quality awards for schools in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Tunisia and Ukraine

09 November 2015
Schools from participating countries in the EU’s Neighbourhood are among the 1,634 schools awarded the European Quality Label, as part of the eTwinning Plus project, a project that provides a platform for schools in Europe’s immediate neighbourhood, to link with schools participating in eTwinning…