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…
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.
"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…
Flagship Event #EU4YOUth: EU-Tunisia Youth Partnership: Let’s go further together!

EU-Tunisia Youth Partnership: Let's go further together

26 December 2018
City of Culture: Tunis. Last 17 November, this new jewel in the crown was engulfed by a wave of enthusiastic students, who came to participate in the “Flagship Event #EU4YOUth: EU-Tunisia Youth Partnership: Let’s go further together!” Under the patronage of European Commissioner Johannes Hahn, the…
 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…
Kolea Prison, one of Algeria’s most modern prisons

The 10th Anniversary of Cooperation Between the European Union and Algeria on Prison Reform

29 November 2018
Kolea: A Hub for Prison Reform This year marks the 10th anniversary of cooperation between the European Union and Algeria on prison reform. It was the occasion for the Department of Prison Administration and Rehabilitation (DGAPR) to organise a visit to Kolea Prison – one of Algeria’s most modern…
8 October 2018 conference in Algiers

COOPERATION BETWEEN ALGERIA AND THE EUROPEAN UNION ON PRISONS: 10 Years of Support for Prison Reform

29 November 2018
This year marks the 10th anniversary of cooperation between the European Union and Algeria on prison reform. The results of this collaboration regarding the implementation of sweeping reforms of the prison system were discussed on 8 October 2018 during a conference in Algiers.