To celebrate the World Environment Day in 2021, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), the EU Neighbours South regional communication programme, and the SwitchMed initiative teamed up for the launch of the regional competition EYES ON GREEN.
The competition covered 7 countries of the Southern Neighbourhood region: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, and Tunisia. The online Awards Ceremony was held on June, in presence of the jury members and experts of choice in the fields of environment, climate change and sustainable development.
Each country was represented by 2 Switchers. The Switchers is a community of inspiring green entrepreneurs and changemakers in the Mediterranean region, developed by SCP/RAC. It is also a place where entrepreneurs that share a common passion for the environment can meet. Switchers are green and circular businesses implementing eco-innovative solutions that contribute to sustainable and fair consumption and production models.
They are active in a variety of fields, such as sustainable farming, green construction, sustainable textiles and cosmetics, eco-tourism, renewable energy, or waste management.
Check their e-card here and watch the best moments of the Awards Ceremony: