Meet Anas and find out how the EU turned his dream to reality

September 22, 2017
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Anas is a young Jordanian engineer who quit his job in order to pursue his dream. He wanted to construct houses that are socially and environmentally friendly. So when he learned about the European Union’s SwitchMed programme on green entrepreneurship, he snatched the opportunity. The programme taught him how to turn his vision into a business reality.

The story of Anas is told in the latest EU Neighbours South video, showing how the EU invests in young and innovative minds to build a brighter future in the Mediterranean.

The SwitchMed sustainable consumption and production programme aims to promote a switch by the Mediterranean economies towards sustainable consumption and production patterns and green economy, including low-emission development, through demonstration and dissemination of methods that improve resource and energy efficiency. It also seeks to minimise the environmental impacts associated with the life cycle of products and services and, where possible, to promote renewable energy.

The videos are released on the EU Neighbours South Facebook page, or can be seen on the project’s YouTube channel.

They are part of the #EU4YOUTH social media driven campaign (Facebook, Twitter) aimed at raising awareness of EU-funded youth initiatives in the EU Southern Neighbourhood countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. The campaign targets one million young people in the age group 18-35 in the EU Southern Neighbourhood countries.

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EU Neighbours South Facebook page

EU4Youth video series on YouTube

SwitchMed website

Countries covered:

  • Jordan