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”.
Faten Merhi, 39, beneficiary of the EU-funded DAWRIC project, Chiyah, Lebanon.

The European Union's DAWRIC Project helped me channel my suffering

14 March 2019
In Chiyah, Faten Mehri, aged 39, attended the pottery and decoration workshops as part of the DAWRIC project (Direct Action for Women: Reform, Inclusion and Confidence) funded by the European Union to the tune of almost one million Euros. The aim of the project is to strengthen the capabilities of…
Souhayla Aamer beneficiary of the EU-funded project Dawric, Douris, Lebanon

Thanks to the European Union’s DAWRIC project I am closer to achieving the financial independence which is so dear to me

13 March 2019
In Douris, in the region of Baalbek, Souhayla Abdel Rahim Aamer, aged 59, spent three months training to make and sell handicrafts. This training is part of the DAWRIC project (Direct Action for Women: Reform, Inclusion and Confidence) funded by the European Union to the tune of almost one million…
The Minjara programme is a product of the European “Private Sector Development Programme” (PSDP)

Minjara, or how to revive the golden age of Tripoli’s artisan woodworkers

27 February 2019
Due to an economic crisis that has hit Tripoli hard as well as a huge decline in furniture manufacture, the PSDP programme, funded by the European Union and implemented by Expertise France, has founded Minjara, a shared platform and brand for carpentry businesses, which aims to foster skills and…
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“Jezzine Bikes": When a stay-at-home mother becomes an entrepreneur…

01 August 2018
Thanks to 11,000 euros worth of funding from the EU, Cherine Bou Rached has been able to successfully start her own business renting out bikes in Jezzine.
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How Georges al-Jammal became the “King of strawberries”

04 June 2018
On the fringes of Northern Lebanon in the Akkar district, on the border with Syria, lies the small village of West Tal-Abbas, drowned in a sea of greenery. Early this morning, Georges al-Jammal, accompanied by fifty workers, was in the fields picking strawberries. In a festival of colour and good…
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No technician should stay at home

23 April 2018
The project co-financed by the EU and the Swiss foundation Drosos and set up by IECD - the European Institute for Cooperation and Development - aims to help students from technical schools in Lebanon find a job in their field of specialization.
Lebanese teacher Lynn Sakr chats with students during a Media and Information Literacy (MIL) class at the school of Jesus and Mary in the Rabweh area, northeast of Beirut, Lebanon.

From now on, our opinion counts

06 November 2017
Thanks to Media Information Literacy training, Lebanese students are acquiring the skills needed to access information, analyse its impact and assess its authenticity, as well as to create a media topic themselves, within the framework of a project supported by the EU, which aims to encourage young…