Features - Israel
Renewable energy brings water to all
More than a billion people in developing countries have no access to safe drinking water. Population growth, pollution and over-exploitation have all contributed to water scarcity. An EU-funded project is working on developing a solution: a simple, low-cost, user-friendly water purification system w...
A common legal space
The threats to which our societies are confronted do not stop at Europe’s borders: trafficking in human beings, stealing of personal data, money laundering, terrorism etc. are a menace to everyday life in many countries of the world. Both the Council of Europe and the European Union shar...
Wineries, arts and crafts and agro-tourism on the biblical hills of Israel
As the numbers employed in traditional agriculture steadily decline, Israel's Ministry of Agriculture has encouraged residents of agricultural communities to turn to alternative employment. Wineries and dairies, micro-breweries, rural bed and breakfast accommodation, and arts and crafts outlets are ...
Plants could boost local industry in the Mediterranean
Could the medicinal plant sector become a catalyst for development in the Mediterranean? The challenge for researchers at the Bio-Xplore project is to identify and isolate plant compounds that may have a commercial potential. The final aim of the project – implemented under the EU funded...
EuropeAid Feature: Rights Awareness Raising and Empowerment Courses for Bedouin Girls and Boys in Israel
“Talking to these girls and boys, I see that they are thirsty to think and express what they feel. The boys also get hurt from polygamy, but they never say so. Participation in the courses gives them this opportunity.” Atidal Abu Aish - Field coordinator of the Rights C...
EuropeAid Feature: Promoting Better Migration Management in Israel
Israel was established as a Jewish state that would provide a safe haven for Jews from all over the world. As a direct consequence, Israel's migration policies were focused almost entirely on Jewish immigrants and their integration. However in recent years Israel is increasingly facing migration man...
A movie from Gaza to London: Awatif’s mission impossible
A girl from a refugee camp in Gaza who wants to become an international movie director: it sounds like mission impossible, but it’s becoming reality for Awatif Aljedaili, from el Bourej refugee camp, whose film “Waiting for Heaven” was selected to participate at the prestigio...
And business men joined the ‘green cause’…
Awareness is low, poverty is on the rise. Other problems are considered more urgent. But waste management is finding its way up on political agendas everywhere in the world, including in conflict-torn regions. In many of the Arab towns in Galilee and Palestinian urban areas of the West Bank, environ...
Sharing experience to bring equal opportunities
You could have cut the air with a knife in the Tel Aviv Labour Court in September 2009. Abdelkarim Kadi stood nervously before the judge, who slowly began to read the verdict. In the lawsuit of Kadi against Israel Railways on the basis of discrimination… the state found the Railways at fault....
A new vision for cargo freight
Imagine you could take container traffic off the roads and put it onto boats and railways… imagine if you could transform customs bureaucracy to achieve the paperless port… This is what the EU-funded EuroMed Transport Motorways of the Sea project is doing through two pilot projects in ...
Human rights and democracy - Fostering the next generation of Human Rights Leadership in Israel
"The benefits from volunteering are double. We contribute to the development of civic society and we develop ourselves. Our awareness is higher, we gain important experience, and at the same time our activity contributes to the growth of civil society." Nidaa, a student at the...
Combating discrimination and violence against women
Gender equality and stopping violence against women are in the focus of the EU-funded “Enhancing Equality between Men and Women” programme (EGEP) that is assessing the situation in 9 Mediterranean partner countries. Stopping violence against women is a priority, team leader Judit...
Immigrant children at night
Small groups of children, aged 12-18, wandering in the streets, sitting on park benches. Their parents are immigrants. They themselves arrived in Israel at a young age, but still feel alienated from their environment. Not only is the weather different than it was in the Former Soviet Union, but the ...
Women for Women
The project "Economic Empowerment for Palestinian Women: Turning Business Ideas into Reality", has trained 125 Palestinian women entrepreneurs from Ramallah, Hebron, Nablus and Bethlehem, 100 Palestinian women entrepreneurs with existing business, and 250 women entrepreneurs (both Arab a...
Greenhouse project: Where filmmakers meet
A project funded through the Euromed Audiovisual II programme brings together filmmakers from Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and Turkey. While being trained and supported in their documentaries, the Greenhouse project offers them a platform from where they exchange experiences and views. It...
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