Features - Lebanon
Reducing the injury and death count on the roads
The number of victims on the roads in the Euro-Mediterranean region has increased markedly due to a lack of preventive measures, a lack of education and a lack of coordination between the different road safety stakeholders. To help the local authorities improve this situation, the EU is funding a re...
A school for children of war
Syrian children have suffered “the fastest and clearest educational decline” ever seen in the Middle East, announced the UN and several NGOs in a report published recently. Refugee children are faced with several difficulties related to lack of space, insecurity, poverty, community tensi...
Think web, write web, film web
More and more people are connected to two screens at the same time: people watch the TV whilst holding their laptop or tablet. ‘Transmedia’ is a new form of writing which consists of working on an artistic, fun or informative project while using several media together. By taking pa...
Technology to take a stroll through history
Is it possible to visit a Roman amphitheatre as if you were right there hundreds of years ago? Not for the moment, but you will be able to soon. A European project financed by the CBC MED programme aims at using innovative multimedia technologies in the management of the cultural and natural heritag...
EuropeAid Feature: Multimedia Virtual Space for Human Rights in Lebanon
“The Multimedia Virtual Space for Human Rights gives the participating organisations an opportunity to constantly exchange new ideas and information on human rights in Lebanon within a flexible, open and friendly network.” Marie Daunay, President of the Lebanese Centre f...
What should you do in the event of an earthquake? Find out by playing a game.
125,000 copies of a CD ROM that aims to develop preventative techniques through awareness-raising amongst young people have been distributed to schools by the Lebanese Civil Defence Organization as part of the Euro-Mediterranean Programme on Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-M...
The new trade routes of old natural soap
Cosmetics were chosen because of their great potential for market expansion: olive oil soap and other ointments from the East and the South are now within closer reach of European consumers. The Med Cosmetic project – completed in 2011 and part of the EU supported Invest In Med programme &ndas...
Seeking film producers to portray the ‘Arab Spring’
Could the ‘Arab Spring’ be the creative driving force behind the Mediterranean cinematic landscape? At a time when entire film scripts are being written, the means to produce documentaries should also be secured. That’s exactly where the shoe pinches: in Beirut- just like in many o...
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 - Improving the economic and social conditions of low-income groups in Lebanon
The Economic and Social Fund of Development project addresses the economic and social problems in Lebanon engendered by 15 years of civil conflict, 22 years of Israeli occupation and ongoing regional tensions. In partnership with the EC, this programme aims at cushioning the impact of trade libera...
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...
EU-funded ‘Samir Kassir Award for Press Freedom’ improves journalists’ lives
Winning last year’s edition of the EU-sponsored ‘Samir Kassir Award for Press Freedom’ has improved the life of young Lebanese freelance journalist Carole Kerbage, as she told ANSA news agency. "With the prize money (12,500 Euros), I have improved my life. I've become ...
Eurojar Feature - Tempus Lebanon: Higher Education better adapted to today’s challenges
With Tempus, the Trans-European Mobility Programme for University Studies, Lebanon integrated a wide range of joint projects. Since 2004, Tempus Lebanon is working on upgrading the level of students in conformity with current academic norms to facilitate their integration in the labor market. D...
Human Rights and Democracy: Action for intercommunity dialogue in South-Lebanon
Lebanese Youth in the targeted region at the South of Lebanon suffers from sectarian divisions resulting from the social and political conditions prevailing in the region. The project aims at minimising or even neutralising the effects created by this sectarian split among those youngsters by init...
From Beirut to El-Mina, they want the same thing - ARCHIMEDES II
From Beirut to El-Mina, they want the same thing - ARCHIMEDES II In spite of political instability and war, the project sends a message of hope to the Lebanese people. ARCHIMEDES, a project within the framework of European-Mediterranean cooperation, was launched under the MED-PACT programme...
Today we are invited to take part in all of the decisions taken in our village
At least 3,000 women have benefitted from the “female entrepreneurs in the Mediterranean” project to date. This project was launched in January 2006 thanks to EU funding, creating a non-financial service where the Lebanese development association, Al Majmoua, focuses exclusively ...
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