Rehabilitation of Awlad Mohamed canal project in Fayoum (Egypt)

Egypt: How the European Union support has helped raise public awareness ending a decades-long crisis in Fayoum

11 December 2019
The rehabilitation of Awlad Mohamed canal project in Fayoum (Egypt) is part of a large programme, the Joint Rural Development Programme (EU-JRDP), funded by the European Union under the European Neighbourhood Program for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) for a grant of € 21.9 million. EU-…
Craftswomen in Laghouat

Laghouat : highlighted heritage and enhanced rural areas

23 October 2019
Laghouat is located at the heart of the Tell Atlas, this steppe chain which crosses Algeria from east to west, separating the Sahara from the mountain ranges of the North. In this part of Algeria, summers are very dry and locals are used to find refuge under a big tent of goat hair, the "kheima".…
The Palestinian company Al Ard supported by the  European Union

AL ARD becomes the largest Palestinian exporter of olive oil

26 July 2019
The Palestinian company Al Ard received two awards this year as the largest Palestinian exporter of oil and agricultural products. The European Union (EU) has supported the company in its bid to promote the agriculture and export sector, and the aim was to achieve profits for the company and to…
©Carlos Bou Nafeh - 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…
EU supported Ta2Tou2 project

Ta2Tou2* CITY: From a small store to a two-branch thriving business

23 May 2019
Ibrahim and Rayane Koussa, left Nigeria to open a small store which is now, with the help of the European Union (EU), a two-branch business anchored in their extended family in the north of Lebanon. The young couple beneficiated from the Economic and Social Fund for Development (ESFD) which is…
The European Union and the World Food Programme (WFP)

A biscuit-flavored school

17 May 2019
Since the partnership agreement was signed in July 2014 between the European Union and the World Food Programme (WFP) to implement the project ‘Enhancing Access of Children to Education and Fighting Child Labour’, a number of the most vulnerable governorates in Egypt have received 60 million euros…
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…
"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…
Professional integration of people with disabilities

Institutional twinning between France and Algeria to promote the professional integration of people with disabilities

25 January 2019
Fostering a paradigm shift towards equal access to the world of work Launched in January 2017, the France-Algeria institutional twinning programme “Support for strengthening the Capacities of the MSNFCF (Ministry for National Solidarity, Family and Women) in their comprehensive strategy for…