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Fifth Meeting of the Working Group on Environment and Climate Change strengthens cooperation between EU and Central Asia
December 22, 2016

Fifth Meeting of the Working Group on Environment and Climate Change strengthens cooperation between EU and Central Asia

For some years now, the EU and the Central Asia region have demonstrated increased mutual interest in building closer political and economic relations. Guided by “The EU and Central Asia: Strategy for a New Partnership”, the Platform for Environment and Water Cooperation, established in 2009 at a high-level conference in Rome as a framework for cooperation on...

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WATER SUM study visit builds bridges and fosters knowledge exchange
December 21, 2016

WATER SUM study visit builds bridges and fosters knowledge exchange

The REC is implementing the project “Sustainable Use of Transboundary Water Resources and Water Security Management” (WATER SUM) with funding from the Swedish Government. As part of the WATER POrT (Water Resources Management Good Practices and Knowledge Transfer) project component (specifically Action A1.2, an activity cluster dedicated to...

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SEEDLING project holds first steering committee meeting and regional conference
December 13, 2016

SEEDLING project holds first steering committee meeting and regional conference

The project “Introducing the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Schools in South Eastern Europe" (SEEDLING) held its first steering committee meeting on December 7, 2016, followed by the project’s first regional conference on December 8–9, 2016. Both events took place in Belgrade, Serbia. During the steering committee meeting, SEEDLING focal points...

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Submit your water-themed drawing! REC drawing competition still open for children in Jordan and Tunisia
December 6, 2016

Submit your water-themed drawing! REC drawing competition still open for children in Jordan and Tunisia

Within the WATER SUM project and the Water, Growth and Security Initiative (WSGIni), the REC is organising a water-themed drawing competition for children from Jordan and Tunisia. The competition is funded by the Government of Sweden, while the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries and the Jordanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation are...

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New REC Executive Director announced:  Outgoing ED praised at REC General Assembly
December 1, 2016

New REC Executive Director announced: Outgoing ED praised at REC General Assembly

The REC today announced Mihail Dimovski (from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) as its new Executive Director from February 1, 2017. “Dimovski’s résumé demonstrates skills and competencies that are fundamental to an insight of strategic challenges and opportunities in the REC region”, said H.E. Jari Vilen, Chair of the REC...

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