The situation of Women in North Africa – Hearing at EU Parliament

On June 4th the MEP Silvia Costa will debate about the situation of women in North Africa during the Parlamentarian Committee on Women’s rights and Gender Equality. The hearing will be held in Brussels – European Parliament (Room A3G2) – from 15 till 18.30 pm. and will be chaired by Mikael Gustafsson. Rapresentatives of Mediter will also attend the debate. ...

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EU Parliament calls for trade to build democracy in Arab Spring countries

The EU must do more to promote democracy and stability in its southern Mediterranean neighbourhood by boosting mutually-beneficial trade relations in the wake of the Arab Spring, says European Parliament. Efforts should be focused on small businesses as the main drivers of job creation and wealth. In a report on the EU’s trade for change policy in the Southern Mediterranean, adopted ...

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Public Consultation: Your rights, Your future!

The European Commission is working to strengthen European citizens’ rights. In 2010, the European Commission issued the first EU Citizenship Report to inform EU citizens about their rights (you can find it in EuroMediter’s tools). It listed 25 actions to make citizens’ life easier. These actions are well on track. Your views will help the European Commission prepare the next EU Citizenship Report ...

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LOGISMED Training Activities

In December 2013 the project LOGISMED Training Activities (LOGISMED-TA) entered its implementation phase. The UfM Secretariat will now assume monitoring duties, as foreseen in the project lifecycle of the UfM Secretariat. The project was launched in Barcelona in June 2013. LOGISMED-TA is promoted by the European Investment Bank and funded by the European Commission and the Deauville Partnership Fund. It ...

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Women’s rights – a look at how Europe’s media treats the issue

Coinciding with celebrations of the Tunisian revolution, the constituent assembly in Tunis has reconfirmed in the constitution the principle of equality between men and women.France 2 Men and women in Saudi Arabia is a completely different story. The rights of women here are very limited. Swiss SRF1. In Afghanistan, the withdrawal of foreign troops has seen a rise in brutality against ...

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Outcomes and prospects of the Istanbul-Marrakech process

We are pleased to publish the main outcomes of the “Euromed Civil Forum” focused on “Gender Equality”, which has been held in Brussels on the 3 and 4 September 2013 At the initiative of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) and the Euro- Mediterranean Non-Governmental Platform (ENGP), and in partnership with the European Feminist Initiative (IFE-EFI), 85 organisations met in Brussels ...

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