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UfM to enhance regional cooperation on climate change at COP21

The UfM Secretariat  Union for the Mediterranean) has organised, with the support of the European Union, an event during the COP21which was held in Paris in December 2015. The event aimed to put UfM as a facilitator to put into operation the provisions of the Paris declaration. It was also be an opportunity for France, current COP Presidency, and Morocco, ...

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DIAMED, the project to support the creation of businesses and investment by the diasporas

On 29 December 2015 DiaMed, a regional project supported by the EU, published a retrospective of the highlights of its activity at mid-term and its goals for 2016. DiaMed aims to promote the commitment of institutional and local economic players, the involvement of the diasporas and the realisation of the full potential of the Maghreb’s young graduates while encouraging a ...

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EBRD : promotion of Jordanian women empowerment through economic projects

On 29 of December 2015, the EBRD presented a video on its work to promote women entrepreneurs in Jordan. The Bank is involved with the “Jordanian Microfund for Women” to provide finance to women entrepreneurs and to encourage more women to become an active part of Jordan’s growing economy. Among several examples, the video tells the story of Raeda Jaryan, who has ...

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Anna Lindh Foundation and MEDAC: an agreement for Euro-Mediterranean cooperation

On the 6 of December  2015, the Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF) announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mediterranean Academy for Diplomatic Studies  (MEDAC), as the basis for a long-term programme of activity for Euro-Mediterranean cooperation. The signature was held during an event in  Valetta (Malta). The Malta-based Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies (MEDAC) is an higher education institute ...

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1€ billion from EU to support cross-border cooperation in “Neighbourhood” region

In order to support social and economic development in the regions on both sides of the EU’s external borders, the European Commission has adopted a series of cross-border cooperation programmes for a total of €1 billion. The new package will finance projects in 27 countries: Armenia, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Russia in the east; Egypt, Israel, Jordan, ...

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EU wants to reinforce the energy partnership with Algeria

European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete reiterated Europe’s commitment to intensifying cooperation with Algeria in the field of energy, in an article published in “The Parliament” magazine on January 4. “The EU stands ready to accompany Algeria in the implementation of its national strategy for renewable energy and energy efficiency”, Mr. Cañete writes. The importance of ...

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