The European Union (EU) Delegation to Libya announced that the Qoot Libya, a vertical farming project, won fourth place in the EyesOnBlue competition, whose closing ceremony was held in Rimini, Italy.
On its Facebook page, the EU delegation in Libya indicated that the Qoot Libya project was chosen from among 73 projects from different countries by a group of specialists in the field of water economy.
It added that the EyesOnBlue competition aims to encourage water economy projects as a source of innovative solutions to water problems.
Notably, the EU Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) in Libya will host a regional conference in Tunisia on cross-border cooperation between Libya and Sahel countries.
According to the Head of Mission, Natalina Cea, the conference will be held from the 22nd to the 23rd of November 2022.
In a thread published on the EUBAM Libya Twitter account, Cea said, “I am proud to announce that EUBAM Libya is hosting a regional conference on cross-border cooperation between Libya and the Sahel countries.”
She added that the conference will be held in cooperation with the EU Special Representative for the Sahel, the Regional Advising and Coordination Cell (RACC), and the program CT-JUST.
Cea noted that “the conference aims at supporting regional security and stability, by enhancing cross-border cooperation in the fight against border crimes, including terrorism and organised crime.”
“Political and technical delegations from Libya and the Sahel countries, EU and its Member States, as well as from international organisations will attend the conference. We will keep you posted via our social media channels,” she added.
In late October, the EU signed an agreement with Egypt for the first phase of an €80 million border management program. This comes as Egyptian migration to Europe via Libya, has been on the rise.
In a statement, the EU delegation in Cairo said that the project aims to “help Egyptian border guards reduce irregular migration and human trafficking along its western border with Libya. As well as provide for the procurement of surveil-lance equipment such as search and rescue vessels, thermal cameras, and satellite positioning systems.”