A 5 million euros EU-funded programme implemented by UNICRI to fight the rise of violent extremism in the Maghreb and Sahel region

No one is left behind in the fight of the EU against violent extremism

18 September 2019
31st January 2019, at the European parliament in Brussels, several officials, experts, researchers and journalists concerned with finding solutions to the rise of violent extremism in the Maghreb and Sahel region gathered to share insights on a 5 million euros EU-funded programme implemented by…
USEK and the EU-funded CEDRO

USEK and the EU-funded CEDRO, a match made in environmental heaven

11 September 2019
Université Saint-Esprit De Kaslik – (USEK) teams up with the European Union funded CEDRO project to implement a sustainable energy strategy at the university level and action plans to mitigate climate change. All this providing positive change to the university community at large.
The EU Green Day in Lebanon 2019 #EU4Environment #EUinLebanon

EU Green Day: introducing young people to the protection of the environment

19 June 2019
On Saturday 15 June, the European Union organised children’s activities at the Beirut Hippodrome to help them discover the various aspects of nature and to learn to protect the environment through sports and educational games.
The LMT project was funded and supported in part by the EU

“The Lebanon Mountain Trail: the track through the mountains of Lebanon that helped me find my way”

14 June 2019
The life of Rita Becassini, aged 33, was transformed when she was asked to organise a day’s hiking in her home village of Tannourine, as part of the Lebanese Mountain Trail (LMT), the country’s greatest hiking route. This trail runs from the North to the South of Lebanon, passing through 76…
Suzanne Jabbour, founder of Restart, an NGO fighting for the prevention of torture, many of whose projects are funded by the European Union

Suzanne Jabbour’s fight against Torture: “My battle horse is humanity”

31 May 2019
Suzanne Jabbour, 58, is behind numerous projects aimed at protecting Human Rights. The most recent is a small revolution in the region: setting up a joint medical-legal centre at the Courthouse in Tripoli. The project is funded by the European Union’s “Joint Action for an Effective Prosecution of…
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”.
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…
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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.
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.