Turning olive oil waste into euros while protecting nature
It’s no secret that the Mediterranean region accounts for the overwhelming majority of the world’s olive oil production, in fact 97% of it. What is less well-known, however, is that for the estimated two million tons of olive oil produced annually, some nine million tons of waste is gene...
Aladdin flies to the rescue of ancient theatres
An EU-supported project to protect and preserve ancient theatres in five Euro Med countries has turned to the magical world of Aladdin and his genie to inspire and educate children about coliseums and the value of cultural heritage. The EU Neighbourhood Info Centre sent along one of its journa...
Listening to what the young have to say
EU Youth programmes build bridges over the Mediterranean. Raed Ghareeb, from Amman, Jordan, became an instructor in conflict resolution after joining a Euro- Med Programme, and today he has established an NGO focusing on youth needs. Every year, thousands of young people from both shores of ...
In search of Medieval Petra
Linking the rose city to the crusaders’ fortress, promoting the development of a marginal community, turning around the fortunes of Southern Jordan’s forgotten area: a multi-pronged EU-funded project, "Liaisons for growth", is underway to put the town of Shobak and its c...
‘Made in Agadir Zone’: what hope for ambitious vision of the future?
‘Made in Agadir Zone’: is this a dream, or just an ambitious target for the future of the Agadir trade agreement, the pact designed to build a Euro-Med free trade area? “We would like one day to see products made in Agadir Zone, using accumulation of origin rules from industries in...
EuropeAid Feature - Developing energy, boosting the economy and linking the region
In order to ensure security of energy supply by developing natural gas resources, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria - with Turkey and Iraq as observers - are in the process of integrating their regional gas markets. This entails both legislative and regulatory harmonisation, along with the dev...
EuropeAid Feature - Support to the implementation of the Arab-Mediterranean Free Trade Agreement
The Agadir Agreement was signed in Rabat, Morocco on 25 February 2004 to establish a free trade area between Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia and Morocco. As economic integration was the starting point of the EU, this experience is now transferred to Arab Mediterranean countries. The creation ...
Education as a tool to curb Jordan’s deadly domestic accidents
Sameera, who lives in the Sweileh neighbourhood in northwest Amman, lost her seven-year-old son after leaving him unsupervised near the stove. “I put the food on the stove and went to hang wet clothes and left my son to watch the food to make sure it didn’t burn. The next th...
Eurojar Feature - Sun and wind are helping Jordan go Green
Jordan is a country of sun and wind. Yet, until recently, energy sources used were exclusively fossil energies, namely oil and gas. Today, Jordan is seeking to diversify its sources and is exploiting new channels. Amman, Eurojar All the way until the political changes on Iraqi regime in 2003, ...
New experiences for Jordan Youth
Thousands of youth from all shores of the Mediterranean and Europe have gathered under the umbrella of the Euro-Med Youth Programme and the Salto Euromed Resource Centre. Through youth exchanges, training courses, seminars and voluntary service they burrowed into different topics and issues affectin...
Euromed Transport: Linking the dots
A Euro-Mediterranean Free Trade Area with truly integrated economic systems is a grand ambition. However, many sectors need work before this goal can possibly be achieved; and transportation is one of them. The Euro-Med Transport Programme is discussing the situation from regional and local perspect...
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