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”.
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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.
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…
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.
Young girls from the Kufr Yoba Primary School for Girls in Irbid, practicing the principles of framing

Hayati: Dream maker through the lenses

18 December 2017
The Hayati photography programme represents a novel education project that seeks to promote co-existence and self-esteem among children in Jordanian public schools currently hosting thousands of refugees. The EU-funded initiative saw 500 children capture 60,000 pictures, some of which have turned…
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The sky’s the limit for trade cooperation, despite existing obstacles

10 February 2017
While immigration to Europe has dominated the headlines in recent years, policy makers and businesspeople from the south and north of the Mediterranean share a vision of cross border trade that could help bring both regions out of their economic doldrums. A business roadshow in Amman – part of the…