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…
The Habkeh project, a joint initiative between EU and Palestinian artists

EU Promotes Positive Palestinian Identity and brings Palestinians Closer to their Culture

14 February 2019
The European Union supports Palestinian and European civil society organisations working toward social cohesion and a unified Palestinian identity through culture and arts. The result brings a sense of inclusion in the world and its culture.
 Teaching science in Palestinian schools

Science is for Nerds! Not Anymore

20 December 2018
The European Union has partnered with Al-Nayzak Organisation for Supportive Education and Scientific Innovation to introduce innovative, interactive and participatory approaches to teaching science in Palestinian schools. The results have been astounding.
Aya Kishko

EU Helps Palestinian Women Become Business Leaders

04 December 2018
Palestinian women entrepreneurs are transforming their ideas into new businesses thanks to the European Union’s Business Start-up Incubators Program (BSIS). When it comes to female education in Palestine, trends have been shifting over the past two decades; more females than males are graduating…
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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.
 Hussein Salah from EzPilot

EU supports the improvement of Palestinian enterprises’ access to finance

31 January 2018
Through the Enhancement of the Business Environment in the Southern Mediterranean (EBESM) Project, the EU is helping Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) grow by improving their access to finance