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…
French producer Stéphanie Schorter interviewed during the European Film Festival

European film festival: entertainment, inspiration & motivation

30 April 2018
From a legendary Portuguese surfer who plied his trade on the Atlantic reef breaks, to the first world female champions in hip-hop, Amman EU film festival showcased odds defying achievements by sportsmen and artists in documentaries that captivated audience and critics alike. The ten day event…
Seminar on women's entrepreneurship and development of SMEs in the Maghreb region

EBESM: Contributing to the economic integration of women in the Southern Mediterranean region

24 April 2018
Courageous women, without degrees or other qualifications, with modest family incomes, and with no access to capital, are making the move out of unemployment to take on the risk of joining the labour market as self-employed workers. Despite colossal challenges, pitfalls and obstacles, over 80% of…
The Swiss foundation Drosos. © Drosos.org

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
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.…
Berber dancers part of the local “Media and Culture for Development in the Southern Mediterranean Region” programme

Awakening the Memory of Berber Culture

26 January 2018
The morning is bright and warm, and we follow in the footsteps of a group of tourists on their way to explore the Medina of Tunis. The Medina, with its ramparts, gates, well-trodden alleys, and squares, reveals itself to visitors as a peculiar and mysterious world in which age-old customs have been…
Southern Voices, Northern Voices

Promoting the Culture of Harmonious Coexistence

22 January 2018
The project “Building Bridges, Not Walls: Southern Voices, Northern Voices Advocating Better Conditions for Harmonious Coexistence and the Advent Of Democracy in Algeria”, coordinated by the International Committee for the Development of Peoples, brings together several associations working hand-in…
Participants discussing the specific assets of their villages and the values of the local associations in Bejaia.

Bejaia: My Village, My Success!

19 January 2018
Three words are all it takes to describe the Bejaia province: sea, mountains, and forests. This region in north-eastern Algeria is also known for its numerous small villages built on mountainous inland terrain. With the support of the Eu­ropean Union, the Association for Culture and Community…
Tateh Lehbib shows how to build an ecological house from waste plastic bottles filled with sand. The circular houses, built in the Tindouf refugee camp, are resistant to wind and heavy rains and offer good protection against the harshness of the Algerian desert.

Tateh, the Hamada Eco Builder

18 January 2018
Tateh Lahbib Braïka received a scholarship from the Erasmus Mundus Higher Education Mobility Programme and studied Energy Efficiency at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. After obtaining a master's degree, he returned to the Sahrawi refugee camps in south-western…