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EU-Lebanon Cooperation Days: a great occasion to learn about EU support to Lebanon

Over the next two days, today and tomorrow, the Delegation of the European Union in Lebanon is holding the 'EU-Lebanon Cooperation Days' under the motto 'Working Together'. Open to all, the event is an unprecedented occasion to learn about the nature of the EU’s support to Lebanon, and to understand how you can contribute to it.
 
Inaugurating the event today, the Head of the EU Delegation to Lebanon, Ambassador Angelina Eichhorst said: "In my opinion, what matters most is that tangible results are felt by the Lebanese people. Aid should therefore be well targeted, defined on the basis of real needs and implemented in a transparent and participatory manner, by credible actors".
 
The European Union is one of the main donors to Lebanon. It allocates about €220 million annually in assistance to Lebanon (€50 million from the European Commission, €50 million from the EU Member States and €120 million in loans from the European Investment Bank).
 
Also at the inauguration, Lebanese Minister of Economy and Trade Nicolas Nahhas said that, “The EU was an excellent partner in raising the capacities of Lebanese enterprises, industrial infrastructure and business environment through projects like Quality, ElCIM, Business Development Centers, rural and agriculture development and vocational training.”
 
The EU-Lebanon Cooperation Days cover all aspects of the EU-Lebanon partnership. Ten different stands are devoted to the programmes and projects funded by the EU and its Member States in the following fields: Human Rights and Governance; Economic Development; Social Development; Infrastructure; Peace, Reconciliation and Stability; Decentralisation and Local Development; Natural Resources and Agriculture; Culture and Heritage; Refugees; and Humanitarian Aid.
 
In parallel, more specialised debates and workshops will be held to explain these programmes and projects and their impact on ongoing reform efforts in Lebanon. Several videos produced within the framework of EU funded activities will be screened as well. The event will also present the potential opportunities and funding mechanisms available to various partners, such as State institutions, NGOs, the private sector, students, beneficiaries etc.
 
The EU-Lebanon Cooperation Days are open to all, especially decision-makers, representatives of civil society, businessmen, academics, media, municipalities, students and all citizens who are concerned with reforms and development.
 
It is taking place at the Main Hall of the Lebanese University Central Administration (facing the National Museum) and is open 23 and 24 March, from 14h00 to 20h00. (ENPI Info Centre)
 
Read more
 
Press release
 
Announcement and programme
 
EU-Lebanon Cooperation Days on Facebook
 
EU Delegation – Lebanon
 
EU Delegation to Lebanon – Facebook page
 
ENPI Info Centre feature stories on cooperation projects in Lebanon
 

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