EU-Lebanon Cooperation Days that highlight EU partnership with Lebanon

Under the theme "Working Together, Moving Forward", The Delegation of the European Union, in collaboration with the EU Member States, organized the "EU-Lebanon Cooperation Days" at Pavillon Royal, Biel - Beirut, on May 8th and 9th, 2015. The event took place under the patronage of H.E. Minister of Economy and Trade Dr. Alain Hakim and H.E. Ambassador Angelina Eichhorst, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon.

H.E Ambassador Angelina Eichhorst

H.E Ambassador Angelina Eichhorst

H.E Minister of Economy and Trade Dr. Alain Hakim

H.E Minister of Economy and Trade Dr. Alain Hakim

The event aimed at introducing the public to the projects the EU and the Member States fund in Lebanon; explain the support opportunities offered by the EU and the Member States to different partners and generate discussion on the desired reform agenda in Lebanon.

Ten stands showcased the programmes and projects funded by the EU and the Member States in the following areas:  Human Rights and Democracy, Justice and Good Governance; Economic Development; Social Development; Infrastructure and Natural Resources; Peace, Reconciliation and Stability; Regional Development; Culture and Heritage; Syrian Crisis Response; Humanitarian Aid.

During the Exhibition

During the Exhibition

SISSAF Team Leader Juan Sanz discussing about one of EU Project in the Waste Water Sector

SISSAF Team Leader Juan Sanz discussing about one of EU Project in the Waste Water Sector

SISSAF Project participated under the section Infrastructure and Natural Resources, where information material, visibility items were exhibited as well as a video presentation about the 3 infrastructure sectors (Water, Energy and Transport) SISSAF is supporting. 

 SISSAF Team with H.E Angelina Eichhorst

 SISSAF Team with H.E Angelina Eichhorst

In parallel to the exhibition, series of panel discussions were addressed in full depth during the 2 days tackling different issues: economic development, infrastructure, natural resources, human rights, social and cultural development and heritage, and humanitarian aid.

Panel Discussions

Panel Discussions

Panel Discussions

Panel Discussions

The EU-Lebanon Cooperation Days were closed by a reception celebrating the 65th anniversary of the European Community. The reception was attended by personalities from the political, diplomatic, religious, military, economic, social, and academic and media circles and from the civil society. H.E Ambassador Angelina Eichhorst addressed different issues in her speech and thanked Lebanon for the good cooperation. She expressed her thanks also to the team of the EU Delegation in Beirut, the colleagues Heads of Missions of the European Union Member States and their staff, for the wonderful cooperation and contributions they made to the EU-Lebanon Cooperation Days, and to all other activities undertaken together as one European Union.

Reception - 65th Anniversary of the beginning of the European Union

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