The storming of the Egyptian Press Syndicate's building by the Egyptian security forces on the 1st of May is a worrying development, and continues a trend of restricting space for civil society and the freedom of expression, as manifested by the high number of arrests following the April protests. Freedom of assembly and press freedom are essential for democracy, to guarantee that all peaceful voices are heard and respected.
La Délégation de l'Union européenne en Tunisie organise, en partenariat avec le PEN International, la Quatrième rencontre euromaghrébine d'écrivains sur le thème "Littérature et dialogue" qui se tiendra du 4 au 6 mai 2016 au Palais Ennejma Ezzahra, à Sidi Bou Saïd (Tunis).
Lebanon , a country of 4.4 million inhabitants, is hosting around 1.1 million Syrian refugees (including non–registered), 42 000 Palestinian refugees from Syria, 6 000 Iraqi refugees and nearly 450 000 refugees from Palestine. This makes it the highest per-capita concentration of refugees worldwide, where one person out of four is a refugee.
College of Europe is offering large number of scholarships for university graduates coming from European Neighbourhood Policy countries, including Ukraine. These scholarships will be awarded to pursue postgraduate studies during the academic year 2019-2020.