Environment: launch of the regional competition EYES ON GREEN

May 20, 2021
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To celebrate the World Environment Day (05 June), the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), the EU Neighbours South (EUNS) regional communication programme, and the SwitchMed initiative are teaming up for the launch of a regional competition under the motto #EYESONGREEN.

The competition covers 7 countries of the Southern Neighbourhood region: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, and Tunisia. The Awards Ceremony will be held on 3rd June, in presence of the jury members and experts of choice in the fields of environment, climate change and sustainable development.

Each country is 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.

Meet the candidates:  

switchers Amine Chakouri, the Switcher protecting the treasures of the sea 

switchers Aya Sarsour, the Switcher valorising household waste

switchers Besma Belbedjaoui, the Switcher revolutionizing plastic recycling

switchers Farris Farrag, the Switcher safeguarding food security

switchers George Rishmawi, the Switcher promoting community tourism

switchers Georges Bitar, the recycling Switcher

switchers Kamel Almani, the eco-responsible Switcher

switchers Makki Maalej, the Switcher raising awareness about energy usage

switchers Radhouan Ayadi, the Switcher turning bio-waste into charcoal

switchers Radwa Rostom, the Switcher reinforcing the idea of sustainable construction

switchers Raowia Lamhar, The «rural freshness» Switcher

switchers Rita El Helou, the Switcher fighting plastic waste

switchers Youness Ouazri, the eco-builder Switcher

switchers Zeid Koudsi, the agritourism-driven Switcher

Find out more on the general terms & conditions:

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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Tunisia