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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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CBC Med to organises a capitalization event in Athens

Representatives of over 20 cooperation projects will gather in Athens on 15 December on the occasion of the last capitalization event organized under the ENPI Cross Border Cooperation Med (CBC Med) Programme. The event aims at analysing and discussing key topics addressed and main results achieved by projects in the following fields: • Economic growth; • Innovation processes; • Human ...

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UE for human rights defenders

The EU has announced its first ever comprehensive Human Rights Defenders Mechanism, an initiative set to become one of Europe’s key tools to assist human rights defenders at high risk, including in remote areas. The mechanism counts on a budget of €15 million of EU funds until 2018. This is in addition to the continuous support to Human Rights Defenders ...

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