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”.
Meryam El Ouafi, GEMS

Using nanotechnology in agriculture: A Moroccan woman is taking the gamble

08 March 2019
Using technological innovations in agriculture: Meryam El Ouafi, co-founder of the GEMS company, is taking the gamble Meryam is based in Agadir, in the Souss region. She is working on a new irrigation process that she wants to market firstly in Morocco and subsequently in sub-Saharan Africa. GEMS…
The Mazaya end of year concert

Mazaya: A School Where Musicians Shine

14 August 2018
Since 2012, the Mazaya project has given underprivileged children who have left school prematurely a dual education that combines traditional classes with professional education in music. Funded by the EU, this project serves two ends – both social and cultural.
Himaya project

Himaya (Protection): For a justice system that protects children

25 May 2018
20,000 children every year come into conflict with the law, over 7000 are victims of violence, 2000 are taken into care under the Kafala Law (on the care of abandoned or institutionalised children), 1000 children are placed in child protection centres and overall, 100,000 children are brought into…
The Haka group

“Training camp” in Marrakesh: Social entrepreneurs... 4 days of training, exchange and intensive exercises

29 January 2018
A four-day social entrepreneurship boot camp was recently held in Marrakesh. Attended by young participants from Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco and taught by international experts, the boot camp was the third of its kind, with two other camps having previously taken place in Tunisia and Algeria.…
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.  
Spring Forward for Women

Egypt: village women weaving their way to financial independence

10 February 2017
Financial independence can considerably improve the standard of living of rural women in Egypt. The lives of several women of an Egyptian Delta village have changed since their carpets began selling internationally thanks to the EU's "Spring Forward for Women" project, which, in association with UN…