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…
"She Codes"  an EU-funded project in Libya

She Codes: The European Union empowers Libyan Women through technology and entrepreneurship

11 February 2019
"She Codes" aims at training Libyan women on computer programming and coding, providing them with the necessary skills which will empower and help them to become independent. The project helps Libyan women to better access the job market, which will ultimately contribute to the overall development…
3F Billboard in Sirte

The post-war environment: Hope for a safer future through mine clearance

04 September 2018
Thanks to EU funding, Saud Abdel Rahman, like many others, has benefited from the support of Free Fields Foundation (3F). A Libyan partner of Danish Demining Group, it provides mine-clearing services for the Libyan population. This country which has lived in turmoil for some years now sees many of…
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.
Displaced by conflict, children from Ubari, southern Libya, return home and to the classroom. Photos by Ali Alshareef/ ©UNDP Libya

Back to school

06 July 2018
March 9, 2018.   They were separated by violent conflict in their country three years ago. But today, hundreds of students are happy to be back at their school in southern Libya and to reconnect with their former classmates.
علي الرياني ،مقيم في قاريونس . الصورة: © UNDP

Bringing Garyounis Clinic in Benghazi back to life

19 June 2018
Garyounis is a district with a population of 15,000 people in southern Benghazi (Libya). The terror of the war during the last years is still fresh in people’s memories. Ali Alrayani, 92, has even older war memories dating back to the Second World War, when he was fighting in the desert.
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.…