Women net menders of Cherchell

DIVECO 2 : Caught up in the nets mended by the women of Cherchell

21 November 2019
Launched in 2015, the Programme to support diversification of the fisheries sector’s economy-DIVECO 2 has the aim of increasing the economic diversification of Algeria through sustainable development and the improvement of economic performance in the fisheries sector. The programme was organised…
Lebanon’s European Theatre Festival ©Ibrahim Dirani/Dar Al Mussawir

Lebanon’s European Theatre Festival : when the city is a stage

13 November 2019
Co-funded by the European Union, Lebanon’s European Theatre Festival fosters cultural exchange between Lebanon and the European Union.With the participation of more than 60 artists and theatre professionals, this event is a channel promoting culture and human rights, especially freedom of…
Craftswomen in Laghouat

Laghouat : highlighted heritage and enhanced rural areas

23 October 2019
Laghouat is located at the heart of the Tell Atlas, this steppe chain which crosses Algeria from east to west, separating the Sahara from the mountain ranges of the North. In this part of Algeria, summers are very dry and locals are used to find refuge under a big tent of goat hair, the "kheima".…
A 5 million euros EU-funded programme implemented by UNICRI to fight the rise of violent extremism in the Maghreb and Sahel region

No one is left behind in the fight of the EU against violent extremism

18 September 2019
31st January 2019, at the European parliament in Brussels, several officials, experts, researchers and journalists concerned with finding solutions to the rise of violent extremism in the Maghreb and Sahel region gathered to share insights on a 5 million euros EU-funded programme implemented by…
USEK and the EU-funded CEDRO

USEK and the EU-funded CEDRO, a match made in environmental heaven

11 September 2019
Université Saint-Esprit De Kaslik – (USEK) teams up with the European Union funded CEDRO project to implement a sustainable energy strategy at the university level and action plans to mitigate climate change. All this providing positive change to the university community at large.
Sujood Darabkeh’s, the 22-year-old winner of the EU-funded Creative Jordan Fashion Designer Competition “Khayt”.

Stitching Jordanian traditions into innovative design

28 August 2019
The EU-funded Creative Jordan Fashion Designer Competition (“Khayt”) was launched for the first time this year in Jordan, with the goal of advancing the fashion and design industry through creative and innovative partnerships between designers and fashion and textile manufacturers. The non-profit…
The EU Green Day in Lebanon 2019 #EU4Environment #EUinLebanon

EU Green Day: introducing young people to the protection of the environment

19 June 2019
On Saturday 15 June, the European Union organised children’s activities at the Beirut Hippodrome to help them discover the various aspects of nature and to learn to protect the environment through sports and educational games.
©Carlos Bou Nafeh - The LMT project was funded and supported in part by the EU

“The Lebanon Mountain Trail: the track through the mountains of Lebanon that helped me find my way”

14 June 2019
The life of Rita Becassini, aged 33, was transformed when she was asked to organise a day’s hiking in her home village of Tannourine, as part of the Lebanese Mountain Trail (LMT), the country’s greatest hiking route. This trail runs from the North to the South of Lebanon, passing through 76…
Suzanne Jabbour, founder of Restart, an NGO fighting for the prevention of torture, many of whose projects are funded by the European Union

Suzanne Jabbour’s fight against Torture: “My battle horse is humanity”

31 May 2019
Suzanne Jabbour, 58, is behind numerous projects aimed at protecting Human Rights. The most recent is a small revolution in the region: setting up a joint medical-legal centre at the Courthouse in Tripoli. The project is funded by the European Union’s “Joint Action for an Effective Prosecution of…
EU supported Ta2Tou2 project

Ta2Tou2* CITY: From a small store to a two-branch thriving business

23 May 2019
Ibrahim and Rayane Koussa, left Nigeria to open a small store which is now, with the help of the European Union (EU), a two-branch business anchored in their extended family in the north of Lebanon. The young couple beneficiated from the Economic and Social Fund for Development (ESFD) which is…