Spring Forward for Women

Egypt: village women weaving their way to financial independence

10 February 2017
Financial independence can considerably improve the standard of living of rural women in Egypt. The lives of several women of an Egyptian Delta village have changed since their carpets began selling internationally thanks to the EU's "Spring Forward for Women" project, which, in association with UN…
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The sky’s the limit for trade cooperation, despite existing obstacles

10 February 2017
While immigration to Europe has dominated the headlines in recent years, policy makers and businesspeople from the south and north of the Mediterranean share a vision of cross border trade that could help bring both regions out of their economic doldrums. A business roadshow in Amman – part of the…

The “Green Entrepreneurs” of Switchmed: an incubator for success stories

25 January 2017
To produce real chocolate in Ghardaïa, the gateway to the Algerian Sahara: this is the crazy challenge undertaken by Rima and Hamou Boussadda, sister and brother in life and partners in business.