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 European Union and the World Food Programme (WFP)

A biscuit-flavored school

17 May 2019
Since the partnership agreement was signed in July 2014 between the European Union and the World Food Programme (WFP) to implement the project ‘Enhancing Access of Children to Education and Fighting Child Labour’, a number of the most vulnerable governorates in Egypt have received 60 million euros…
The “Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press” funded by the European Union

The EU and the Samir Kassir Foundation defend Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press

03 May 2019
Since 2006, the “Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press”, funded by the European Union, rewards journalists from the Middle East and North Africa (the MENA Region) and the Gulf who, through their work, are devoting their lives to human rights and democracy despite the persecution and threats…
Omar Shanti, winner of the the EU-funded (MED)RESET Project’s “Young Writer Prize”

"An earnest gesture of appreciation and love from a Palestinian to the Maghreb”: A view on migration by ‘Young Writer Prize’ winner

11 April 2019
Omar Shanti is a Palestinian young man who studies Maghrebi literature and has won the EU-funded (MED)RESET Project’s “Young Writer Prize”.
©Tashbeek

Tashbeek boosts competitiveness and sustainability of Jordanian culture operators

23 August 2018
An EU supported culture networking project, ‘Tashbeek’, brings together 50 artists and culture operators under one roof to strengthen their competitiveness and allow them to thrive in an increasingly challenging environment, marked by political and economic uncertainties.
The Gabal El-Zayt windfarm in Egypt is co-financed by the EU, which has granted 30 million euros in funding

The Egyptian winds, a clean energy source

15 August 2018
The European Union has provided a 30 million Euro grant to the Gabal El-Zayat wind farm, in Egypt, which costs a total of 340 million Euros. Several European donors, including the German Development Bank, have also contributed to this ambitious project on the shores of the Red Sea, with the aim of…
French producer Stéphanie Schorter interviewed during the European Film Festival

European film festival: entertainment, inspiration & motivation

30 April 2018
From a legendary Portuguese surfer who plied his trade on the Atlantic reef breaks, to the first world female champions in hip-hop, Amman EU film festival showcased odds defying achievements by sportsmen and artists in documentaries that captivated audience and critics alike. The ten day event…
Youstina, with a graffiti in the background saying: No to violence against women

Crazy about theatre!

12 January 2018
Around 300 km south of Cairo, Coptic women from the village of Deir El Bersha in the Minya Governorate found their voice thanks to theatre. This is the goal of the regional project “Drama, Diversity, and Development”, launched by the MedCulture programme, financed by the European Union between 2014…
Egyptian facilitator Mohamed Abdel Mohsen ElMongy (L) speaks with Egyptian civil society actors at Sekem farm in Belbeis, Sharqia Governorate

Welcome to the world of Switchers!

11 January 2018
The SwitchMed programme, funded by the European Union, aims to expand the presence of green entrepreneurs in the Mediterranean region. More than twenty Egyptian eco-innovators participated in a workshop in the Cairo region to develop their projects.  
Fashion JO! designers

EU initiative paves way for Jordanian designers to go global

21 December 2017
A group of Jordanian designers have come up with a simple yet innovative idea to marry tribal embroidery with modern cuts of denim to produce a timeless fashion line, capable of breaking into a cut-throat market of the fashion industry.