European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument

European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument

The Egyptian energy sector faces considerable challenges: oil reserves are running low; gas is a valuable export revenue earner; and power plants do not always receive the fuel supplies they need. Moreover, investments in electricity generation have failed to keep up with increasing demand, and many old plants are poorly maintained and inefficient.
Egypt has long been a major producer of natural gas, and efforts are underway to intensify exploration and extraction to meet growing demand especially for electricity and industrial production. Until now, however, many residential customers have used imported bottled gas rather than domestically-produced mains gas, despite the increased hazards and higher environmental cost associated with bottled gas.
Egypt is blessed with many opportunities for producing sustainable energy: long stretches of windy coastlines, especially along the Red Sea, for wind power; and vast desert areas bathed in sunlight throughout the year that could make the country a solar powerhouse. Yet sustainable energy investments haven't taken off, largely due to the country's rich – if dwindling – fossil fuel resources.
The action aims to increase engagement and efficacy of local residents of Jerusalem in shaping the future of their city.
The overall objective of this action is to drive a bottom-up reconciliation process between Israelis and Palestinians as a necessary catalyst and foundation for a sustainable negotiated resolution to the conflict.
The action aims to make tangible progress in increasing the Israeli public's belief in the feasibility of a peace agreement through working with populations of Israeli society which have not taken part in trust-building activities and by strengthening the foundation of trust via activities with media and advocacy work with decision-makers.
The project aims to promote conditions for a negotiated agreement by increasing understanding of the conflict and its resolution and engaging Israeli youth in conflict resolution efforts.
The action aims to contribute to peace building between Palestinians and Israelis medical practitioners, ultimately leading to a multiplier effect on policy makers by focusing on issues of common concern in the health sector through collaboration and cooperation in the field of paediatric cardiology and occupational therapy.
The project aims to create a cross border business network and contribute to cross-border understandings on shared issues of concerns and possible avenues for cooperation.
The overall objective of this action is to enhance Kav Laoved's and community's skill sets and organisational capabilities in order to dramatically decrease the rate of injury and death caused by work-related accidents in construction among Arab construction workers in Israel.

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