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A new step for the Italian commitment in favor of women’s rights and Palestinians’ economic development

Two relevant projects have been approved at the last AICS’ Joint Committee
 

A workshop explored Palestinian societal and legislative framework for gender based violence  
The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) in Jerusalem supports the 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls, which runs from the 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence...
Jerusalem, 21 November 2017 – The Italian Government and UN Women signed an agreement today at the Italian Consulate in Jerusalem for a new programme to promote women’s equal access to economic opportunities and decent work in Palestine.
In the framework of the project “ Comunicazione e Visibilita’ alle iniziative di Cooperazione in Palestina – CoVI AID 11066”, the open air CINEMARENA is travelling around West Bank from Sept. 18 until October 19.
The aim of the Master’s Program is to enable graduates to become future operators that develop and implement projects in all their underlying components: analysis of the existing social and environmental contexts and needs, financial planning, procurement planning, labour relations,...
The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and the Florence Festival of Peoples are proud to present “meridiano ZERO”, a film gallery dedicated to countries and peoples the Italian Cooperation is connected to. The gallery be presented during the 58th edition of the Festival dei...
Last August 16th, in the premises of the Palestinian Prosecutor Office in Ramallah, the first technical meeting out of 13 on juvenile justice in Palestine took place in the presence of Leila Ghaneem, Mayor of Ramallah, Taher Khalil, Chief Prosecutor of Juvenile Justice and Public Prosecutor Ziad...
On July 29 th, a foundation stone laying ceremony for the expansion of the Qalqilya Hospital took place in the presence of HE the Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, the Minister of Health Jawad Awwad, the Deputy Minister of Health Assad Ramlawi, the Governor of Qalaqilya Rafe' Rawajbeh, the Deputy...
The Bethlehem Municipality, the Government of Italy and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People inaugurate the Caritas Road at the northern entrance of Bethlehem City, under the Facilitating Access to Infrastructure Resilience in Area C and East Jerusalem (FAIR) programme, a...
On May 15, the Consul General of Italy, Fabio Sokolowicz, and the Representative of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation in Jerusalem, Cristina Natoli, in the framework of Italy’s support to the Palestinian microfinance, welcomed together with other local and international donors...
On May 11th, under the auspices of the Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, the Minister of Justice H.E Ali Abu Diak, the Consul General of Italy in Jerusalem - Fabio Sokolowicz - and the Representative of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation in Jerusalem – Cristina Natoli - opened the...
The Consul General met with H.E. Mamoun Abu Shahla, Minister of Labor, in the presence of the Head of Italy’s Cooperation Office in Jerusalem and Ms. Ibtisam Husary, CEO of Palestinian Fund for Employment and Social Protection. The program supports micro and small businesses, led by women,...
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Non-comunicable diseases (NCDs) - mainly cardiovascular, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory diseases - are responsible for most of the diseases burden at global level. More than80% of the premature deaths for these conditions occurs in the low and middle incomecountries causinga huge demand...
In the presence of the H.E. Prime Minister Rami Al Hamdallah, and representatives of various ministries, missions and organizations, the Government of Italy and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People marked the completion of 14 infrastructure projects in support of...
Last January 11th, the event organised by the Business Women Forum to conclude the activity “Provision of technical training and coaching for women entrepreneurs” implemented in the framework of WELOD 3 Programme took place at the Women Business Forum in Ramallah. 
On January 9th 2017, the award ceremony of the competition “Enhancing the rights of students with disabilities in Education” realised in the framework of the three-year project “IN-DEPTH: Inclusive Development in Education, Protection and Health” funded by the Italian Agency...
    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation Jerusalem Office
On December 22nd 2016, at Palestinian Attorney General Office in Ramallah - Ms. Cristina Natoli - Representative of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation in Jerusalem and Ahmad Barrak - Palestinian Attorney General - signed the operational plan in the field of juvenile justice – in...
The Consul General of Italy in Jerusalem, Fabio Sokolowicz, and the Representative of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation Jerusalem Office, Cristina Natoli, together with the Country Representative of the Italian NGO Vento di Terra, Gioia Benedetti, have inaugurated yesterday - Tuesday...
The Consul General of Italy in Jerusalem – Fabio Sokolowicz - on behalf of the Directorate Generale for Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has signed a Technical Agreement - for a total amount of 1.650 M Euro - with H.E the Minister of...
On December 6th 2016, the inauguration of the building of two classrooms in Al Jabal – Arab Al Jahalin School took place at the presence of the Representative of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation Jerusalem Office – Cristina Natoli, the Country Representative of...
The General Prosecutor -Dr. Ahmed Barak- the Consul General of Italy in Jerusalem - Fabio Sokolowicz - and the Representative of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation - Jerusalem Office - Cristina Natoli - met in Ramallah last December 5th 2016 in order to explore new possible ways of...
Between November 28 and December 4 at Al Azzahra Restaurant in Jerusalem, Antonio Di Antonio - Vice Worldwide champion of pizza making - will held pizza classes to 10 young palestinian chef coming from Ramallah, Jerusalem and Bethlehem. The course will last one week eight (8) hours a day and is...
From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. click here  
The Italian Cuisine in the World will promote the Italian culinary tradition as one of the hallmarks of Italian brand. The event will take place between November 23rd - December 4th 2016 between Jerusalem and Ramallah The initiative will take place in 105 countries with more than 1,300...
In the framework of the promoted project AMAD “From water to trades: a great challenge for small breeders and groups of women producers of dairy products from the West Bank” funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and implemented by OXFAM Italia in partnership with PLDC...
The Italian credit line supporting small & medium enterprises (SME) (EUR 25M, out of which EUR 9M disbursed in 2010) has recently reached the target of 40 loans, for a total amount of almost EUR 6M. Three-fourth of the loans, for a total amount of EUR 2.5M, have been disbursed in the last three...
Ongoing works at the main northern entrance of Bethlehem City: rehabilitation and upgrading works for the existingentrance: it includes sewage and electricity works, pavement works for the road with 10mand 1.000m length.
Italy has approved a one million euro emergency contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The initiative aims to assure the continuity of essential services and protection activities in favour of Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip.  
Two years have passed since the 26 August 2014 ceasefire which ended the most devastating round of hostilities in Gaza since the beginning of the Israeli occupation in 1967. During those 51 days, at least 2,220 people were killed, of which 1,460 are believed to be civilians. Another 11,231 people...
6 photovoltaic panels connected to the refrigeration systems and 31 portable solar panels have been installed at the Bedouin community of ​​Zanba in Za'ayyem, in the delicate area E1 in east Jerusalem, where 129 people live (of which 70% are minors). The 6 photovoltaic panels will provide...
The Bethlehem Municipality, Government of Italy and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People launched the Caritas road rehabilitation activities at the northern entrance of Bethlehem City, under the Facilitating Access to Infrastructure Resilience in Area C and...
The Government of Italy, through the Italian Development Cooperation, has contributed EUR 6.6 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s core programmes and services.  
Within only six months from the activation of the “Start Up Palestine” credit line – which took place last February 2016 – one thousand loans, for a total amount of EUR seven million, have been disbursed to support Palestinian micro and small enterprises.
  The Emergency Programmes of AICS Jerusalem Office, in accordance with the triennial Guide Lines defined by the DGDC that identify Palestine as a priority country, are part of an "emergency setting protracted with recurrent acute crisis and at high risk of further deterioration,...
The humanitarian convoys of Music for Peace entered in the Gaza Strip with the support of the Consulate General of Italy in Jerusalem and the Italian Embassy in Tel Aviv. The convoys distributed non-food items such as medical equipment, drugs and infant food.       
On June 4th 2016 the evaluation process of the project proposals submitted by NGOs has concluded, as provided by Law no. 80/2005, following the publication of the Emergency AID program 10735 call "Humanitarian Intervention in the Gaza Strip: contribution to the recovery phase in favor of the...
On the 30th June 2016 were approved architectural drawings (technical design) by the Ministry of Public Works in Gaza and the local communities families of the destroyed houses, made as a part of the project "Contribution to the Reconstruction Plan for Gaza" (Aid 10608) approved by...
As part of the "Eco-sustainable intervention for the agricultural / pastoral productivity in semi-arid areas of the Hebron governorate", project implemented by CRIC and Land Research Center and  funded by the Italian Cooperation for Development, the CRIC NGO intervened in the...
The event, supported by Aecid - Spanish Cooperation and the Italian Development Cooperation Agency – AICS (WELOD 3 programme) will be held will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Grand Park Hotel in Ramallah. The conference will highlight the opportunities and prospects to develop the...
Thursday 14 July 2016 10:00-13:00 Ramallah – LACS meeting room (Venue to be confirmed)  
With the Resolution 47/2016 has been adopted - within the Joint Committee of 10 May u.s. - the cooperation initiative called "CRONO: Contrast to not transmissible chronic diseases in Palestine" amounting to 3 M Euro. This project proposal is a part of the 2016 Italian Cooperation...
The AICS Emergency Program Office of Jerusalem, the Platform of Italian NGOs in Palestine and the MICAD support - Master in International Cooperation and Development - organized three workshops in Bethlehem, from April 14th to May 5th 2016, on Cultural Heritage Protection, Gender Based Violence and...
The Europe Day took place in Ramallah at the presence of European Donors and Palestinian Comunity.   The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation participated as well with a booth in which material of the bilateral programmes (gender, health and economic development) have been presented as...
The new Italian Agency Cooperation is now online. A new url address - http://www.agenziacooperazione.gov.it - a profile on Twitter,  Facebook and Instagram page are the new points of reference to follow the activities of the Agency and its abroad offices.
On April 28st 2016 it has held a workshop to the Bethlehem University on GBV in emergency projects.   Anna Rita Ronzoni, expert in GBV issue, introduced the basic principle of the topic and then she focused on the current situation in Palestine.   The highlights are shown in the attached...
  At the Jericho Governorate it was hold the meeting between the Director of AICS Jerusalem, Vincenzo Racalbuto, and the Representative of the Village Council of Jiftilik, Othman A'nouz. On that occasion, it was signed the contract for the water main maintenance and building connections....
The 11 Tawasol centers’ coordinators (one in each of the 11 Palestinian Governorates), a representative of MoWA, the chief WELOD Program and expert on Gender Carla Pagano and the GBV expert Anna Rita Ronzoni, took part in the visit. The delegation met the Director Laura Frigenti at the...
On April 7th 2016 was held  at the community Dkeika - south of Hebron (Area C)- the delivery of 25 male sheep and 10 rams to 35 families.   The householders were chosen based on their income.  
On April 6th 2016, the project “Alliance for an Inclusive and Qualitative Early Childhood Education in West Bank”, implemented by the Italian NGO Reggio Terzo Mondo (RTM) and funded by the Italian Development Cooperation, has been launched in the presence of HE the Minister...
The third edition of the Palestine Marathon "Marathon Right to Movement" took place today in Bethlehem. The race started at 8.00 am and lasteted for 10km, 21km, and 42km.   The Palestine Marathon is a collaborative event arranged by a number of organizations and individuals...
Within the framework of the bilateral initiative “Start Up Palestine”, the consultants from Cassa Padana BCC and Microfinanza s.r.l. presented in Ramallah the new procedure manual for the credit and saving operations, designed together with the Union of Cooperative Associations for...
The Italian Development Cooperation Agency in Jerusalem and the Gender Programme “WELOD” wish to all women, particularly to Palestinian women, to achieve their goals, to realize their dreams, to raise their voices, to be free from any kind of political, social, economic discrimination...
  Download the abstract:click here   7-8 march 2016, the Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance 7th Conference will take place in Amman.    Dr. Assad Ramlawi, Deputy Health Minister, will give a lecture on "Reducing dietary salt consumption in Palestine".  ...
The Minister of Finance and Planning of the State of Palestine, H.E. Mr. Shukry Bishara, and the UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities in the occupied Palestinian territory Mr. Robert Piper launched the Humanitarian Response Plan for 2016, to support the humanitarian needs...
In the framework of the on going Emergency Programme (AID 10487) " Peer-Resilience: Psychosocial support and activation of resilience tracks for disabled people and minors who have reported traumas following the "Protective Edge" operation" the kick off meeting took place in...
The project aims to allow people in Gaza to return to their homes in safety and dignity in addition to protecting the environment and natural resources. The programme will include sorting and destruction of damaged houses; preparation of two environmentally safe sites; transfer all the accumulated...
One year after the summer hostilities of 2014, more than 7,000 unexploded ordnance (UXO) are estimated to remain in the Gaza Strip. Only 30 per cent of the UXO have been identified and removed. The remaining 70 per cent pose a threat to the population of Gaza, especially children and the adults who...
According to the UN, one in three women in the world suffers physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, 133 million women and children have undergone female genital mutilation and 700 million women are married while still children, 250 million of whom before they reach the age of 15. Episodes...
Today a Memorandum of Understanding for the strengthening of the National Early Recovery and Reconstruction Plan of the Gaza Strip has been signed between Italy and Palestine. The ceremony has been held in Ramallah in the presence of H.E the Minister of Finance and Planning Shukry Bishara and the...
Click here to download the video concerning the Secretary General of the UN Ki-moon on the Israeli-Palestinian question
Last September 19th, the Palestinian National Day took palce at Milano EXPO in the presence of a number of Italian and Palestinian personalities. 
On September 17th 2015, at Wujoud Museum the launching of the Audio-visual section and the screening of four documentaries on Palestinian women’s memories took place.
Since last Sunday 16th, a number of conferences regarding the Family Medicine are taking place in all the West Bank Districts and will end at the end of the month. The conference targets are the health personnel working in Primary Health Care Centers, public and private doctors, nurses and doctors...
The Director took part on August 4th to the field visit in the Gaza Strip for the Project implemented by GVC "To support to access to potable water for domestic use in the Middle Area of Gaza Strip".  The pump of 50m3/hour for domestic use has been installed in Abu Hamman New Well....
With a commitment equal to 400 MEuro since 1985, the Italian Cooperation is one of the principal donor in the Palestinian Territories. During the last Joint Ministerial Committee on June 29th 2015, Italy has strenghten its commitment with a total contriution of 140 MEuro of which 54 MEuro as...
  The Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs - Paolo Gentiloni-  met his counterpart Riad Maliki in Ramallah for the signing of the Joint Final Declaration in the framework of the Joint Ministerial Committee.   Minister Gentiloni, accompanied by a delegation of ministers (including the...
The present report contains the main findings and recommendations of the commission of inquiry established pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution S-21/1. In the report, the commission urges all actors to take immediate steps to ensure accountability, including by guaranteeing the rights...
Cons.D. Francovigh (Head of MENA Countries Unit at the MAECI) awarded the certificate to 35 women beneficiaries of a course on Management of Save and Credits Cooperative
  The aim of the training course, organised from June 7th until June 9th, was to reinforce the community mental health services of the Palestinian Ministry of Health, increasing staff competences and skills on psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery, as well as to foster the implementation of...
Last June 4th, 9 Ngo's projects have been approved in the framework of the Emergency Programme 10487. Click here to download the PDF file
The Accademia Musicale Chigiana, thanks to its particular origins and the model of culture and of valuing and promoting music that it has represented in the past century and continues to represent, it is internationally recognized still today as one of Italy’s most prestigious musical...
  Today at Hamdi Manko Theater in Nablus the graduation ceremony for the training course “Women’s empowerment through drama and theater” took place. 
Visit to the promoted project implemented by CESVI: Green Tulkarem - Improvement of the socio-environment conditions in Tulkaren Governorate through the collection of wastes and rehabilitaion of illegal landfils
The Italian Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Honourable Lapo Pistelli announced today, in a meeting with the representatives of the six East Jerusalem Hospitals (Makassed Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital, Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), St. John Eye Hospital,...
On April 27th, the Italian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E Lapo Pistelli met with Gerald Rockenstaub, WHO Head of Office. On that occasion, H.E Lapo Pistelli, along with the Consul General of Italy in Jerusalem, Davide La Cecilia, announced the delivery of 3.2...
On April 27th, the Vice Minister of Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Lapo Pistelli, currently visiting Jerusalem and Palestine, participated to the conference “State of play and exchange of good practices. Draft Law for the Protection of the Family from...
The three years project aims at strengthening the capacities of Local Authorities and of Agricultural Cooperatives in Adh Dahryia area to valorise and preserve the territory through the elaboration and adoption of integrated agricultural landscape management practices which shall ensure an increase...
On April 8th, the Director of the Italian Development Unit in Jerusalem, Vincenzo Racalbuto, took part at the International Day For Mine organized by United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Khan Yunis.    The event took place in the presence of UN Resident Coordinator James Rawley...
Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has issued an announcement for contributions and prizes for the publishing of Italian books and for the translation of books, production, dubbing and sub-title production of movies.
The Director, Vincenzo Racalbuto, and some staff of the Italian Development Cooperation Unit run the Palestinian Marathon in Bethlehem,"Right to Movement" 2015
Within the framework of the Start Up Palestine programme, the Italian Cooperation organized in Ramallah and Nablus two training courses addressed to the women members of UCASC - Union of Cooperative Associations for Saving and Credit – a network gathering 12 Cooperatives operating in West...
Last 8th - 9th December 2014, the training of trainers on prevention and early diagnosis of breast cancer has been held in Ramallah
On March 16th, on the occasion of the International Women's Day, the Ministry of Social Affairs Mr Shawqi Al-Issa and the Commissioner General of the Independent Commission for Human Rights, Mr Ahmad Harb, with the support of the Mehwar Centre awarded Italy – represented by the Consulate...
Last march 12th 2015 the first meeting for the Establishment of a NNational Observatory for women victims of violence, women in difficulty and women victims of stalking took place in Ramallah at the Ministry of Women's Affairs (MoWA). The commission heading the meeting was composed by: MoWA,...
On March 11th 2015, the Institute of Women’s Studies at Birzeit University, the Consulate General of Italy in Jerusalem-Italian Development Cooperation and the Ministry of Social Affairs inaugurated the opening session of the course “Prevention, Protection & Empowerment of Women...
On March 5th a Memorandum of Understanding for the rehabilitation of the electricity distribution network in the West Bank – EUMP Programme - has been signed between Italy and Palestine. The ceremony has been held in Ramallah in the presence of H.E the Minister of Finance Shukri Bishara and...
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2015 in Palestine,Italy has decided to support the performance of two theatrical plays, ‘WOMB’ and ‘AGAIN’, during the whole month of March in different cities of the West Bank.
START UP Palestine tackles the need for credit of vulnerable categories – such as women, young graduates and agricultural cooperatives. By channelling both financial and non financial services through already existing Palestinian financial institutions, the programme aims at encouraging and...
On January 28th, the Consulate General of Italy organised the ‘Italy Day’ in Hebron at the Auditorium of the Palestine Polytechnic University (PPU). The Italy Day presented the longstanding cooperation between Italy and Palestine, including the Italian contribution to Palestinian...
A flight carrying 250 emergency shelter boxes over 500 foreseen – organized by the Italian Cooperation with the support of ACTED for the people of Gaza – arrived January 14th, at Tel Aviv Airport from UK. The plane delivered 380kg of emergency shelters boxes including tents, blankets,...
The Italian Development Cooperation Unit in Jerusalem wishes you and all your beloved a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2015! 
The activies concerning the collection of waste within the Programme promoted by CESVI " Improvement of the socio-environment conditions in Tulkaren Governorate through the collection of wastes and rehabilitaion of illegal landfils" have started. 
Within the Programme “Start Up Palestine” last October 30th a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed bethween the Consulate General of Italy in Jerusalem and the Palestinian Monetray Authority.    The MOU will lead at the constitution, within three years, of a...
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza, has declared an Emergency in Gaza City, following extreme weather and severe flooding over the past 48 hours. No casualties or injuries have been reported, however hundreds of residents in the flooded areas around the Sheikh Radwan storm...
On the occasion of the "16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign  an End to Gender-Based Violence" (from November 25th to December 10th), WELOD Programme will sponsor a radio campaign for promoting the Tawasol Centers.  
On 16-23 novembre 2014 the Deputy Minister of Justice Iyad Tayyem and a delegation from the Palestinian Ministry of Justice went on a study visit to Rome focusing on “Human rights and detention centres: Italian best practices”, in the context of the development cooperation project...
Last September 30th, the Italian Cooperation Unit and the Consulate General of Italy has completed evaluation process of project proposals submitted by NGOs (Law no. 80/2005), following the publication of the call for proposals last 19 August 2014.   The Evaluation Commission has identified 10...
The Palestinian Ministry of Health and the Italian Cooperation organized a series of anti tobacco days.   The events are part of the campaign for the prevention and control of chronic diseases conducted by POSIT project aimed at strengthening the primary care system in Palestine.  
Family Practice represents an important step for Primary Health Care, PHC, in Palestine.   Towards the success in the control of infectious diseases and in the field of maternal and child health, the primary care services in Palestine does not appear suited to challenge the aging...
Within the framework of the programme “START UP PALESTINE – Financial vehicles and technical assistance to boost employment and income generation in Palestine”, the Consul General of Italy in Jerusalem, Min. Davide La Cecilia, and the Governor of the Palestine Monetary...
“Start Up Palestine”, a new three year bilateral programme launched in early 2014, tackles the need for credit of vulnerable categories, such as women, young graduates and agricultural cooperatives, who nowadays are largely excluded from the banking system.
The EEAS and the Commission services are now beginning the preparations for the next set of progress reports, which will cover developments in the year 2014 and which will be published in spring 2015. The reporting exercise will cover all ENP partner countries who have agreed an ENP...
Saturday, October 4th from 3.30pm to 5.00pm at Feltrinelli Library in Ferrara the presentation of the book "Jericho Master Plan: A Model of Sustainable Development"will take place.   The venet is part of the Festival of International Review which will take place from 3rd to 5th of...
From November 26th to 28th, 2014, the Al-Quds Economic Forum will host the second Jerusalem Investment Conference. The conference intends to enhance business-to-business meetings, mobilize private capital and investment opportunities, and to attract regional and international investments in...
Fondazione Triulza will manage the Cascina as a Non-Official Participant, gathering the requests and proposals of CSOs for Expo Milano 2015 to organize their presence at the Cascina Triulza over the 6 months of the Universal Exposition.  
Italian Contribution to the Humanitarian Gaza Crisis: click here Pictures of Gaza: click here
Last August 22nd, as part of our Emergency Programme 10042, the Italian Development Cooperation has delivered two caravans to Sussya village, to be used as a kindergarten in support to the 40 children (aged between 3 and 5) of the village, where there is a lack of child friendly spaces  ...
The handover of project “Support the access to the drinking water for vulnerable populations of area C in the town of Yatta- South Hebron”, implemented by Palestinian Wastewater Engineers Group (PWEG) in partnership with Italian Ngo CESVI and funded by the Italian Development...
Within the Emergency Programme 10042, a trampoline has been delivered, last August 20th, by the Italian  Development Cooperation to the beduoin Community of Khan Al Ahmar.   
“ Humanitarian aid flown in for the people of Gaza Roma A flight carrying humanitarian aid donated by the Italian Cooperation for the people of Gaza will leave the United Nations base in Brindisi tomorrow for Tel Aviv airport   The plane, which will also carry Deputy Foreign Minister...
Since the beginning of hostilities in the Gaza Strip on 7th July 2014 through the military operation “Protective Edge”: Over 2.152 Palestinians have died, of whom around 80% are civilians, according to UN (OCHA) sources and more than 553 children and ...
Yesterday, july 24th, the frist 200 mattresses have been distributed to families in Gaza Strip:  50 families from Shajayya; 50 families from Nuseirat Deir el Balah; 50 families from Sajaya and Beit Hannun; 50 mattresses have been distibuted to other families...
Convention between DGCS-FOUR ITALIAN REGIONS: click here (in italian only)   Palazzo della Farnesina, Sala Onofri, 5°Floor– Thursday July 24th 2014 (In Italian Only)   Programme   11:00– 11:05       Welcome greetings and introduction
Middle East: Mogherini cites intollerable casualty toll, urges stop to shelling
Ms. Federica Mogherini, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, paid a visit to Jerusalem and Palestine and following the escalation of the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, the Minister announced a pledge of 1, 65 Million Euros for humanitarian support for the affected population.  
Thursday July 17th the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, together with the Consul General of Italy in Jerusalem, Mr. Davide La Cecilia, paid a visit to the Mehwar antiviolence Centre in Bethlehem for women and families, in the presence of Shawqi Al-Aissa, Minister of Social Affairs,...
On July 17th in Ramallah the following three (3) Memorandum of Understanding have been signed:
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On June 25 and 26 an intensive course on human rights was held for the members of the Human Rights Unit, Ministry of Justice, and a small group of other staff members at the Ministry involved in Human Rights.   This intensive two-day course covered International Law, International Human Rights...
The Steering Committee has approved - on June 26th 2014 - 4 Ngo's proposal in Palestine for a total amount of 2.351 MEuro.   The overall amount of promoted projects in Palestine is equal to 11MEuro.   The approved projects are:  
From today the PIAC website is online at the following address: www.piac.ps  
In the framework of the CISP Emergency project “Alleviating water scarcity for vulnerable herders’ families (Bedouins and non-Bedouins) living in Jericho and Ramallah districts, West Bank”, funded by the Italian Development Cooperation - Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs,...
On June 12 and 13 the first conference on Primary Health Care in Palestine will be held in Ramallah at Al Azzar Hotel.  Download the programme: click here
Today at the Public Library of Jericho Municipality in the presence H.E the Mayor of Jericho, Mohammed Jalayta, the Jericho Master Plan have been presented to the population and the best practices of the Italian Cooperation in Jericho in the preservation of Cultural Heritage have been highlighted.
Last Tuesday, May 27th 2014, within the framework of the Palestinian SME Development Programme, a workshop took place in Nablus with the goal of identifying the forthcoming technical assistance activities.  
Proposals must be submitted using the online Application Form available at the following address: http://www.feedingknowledge.net On 18th of Febraury 2014, the deadline for Proposal submission has been postponed to 15th September 2014. Proposals should be submitted by the Lead Applicant only....
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Chronic Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – cancer, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes – represent a current global pandemics and a major threat for the health status of the Palestinian population.  
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120 meals for pupils in kindergarten have been served. The cookers have been trained for 100 hours on nutrition issues. 3 meals a week will be provided to the children.
To download the video: Click here    Video of the FMC concerning the the final ceremony of the three year project “Support the emergency of education in the
Click Here: Interview to Carla Pagano (Head of Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Unit ), Anna Rita Ronzoni (Gender Based Violence Expert) and to the Director General of the Italian Development Cooperation, Amb. Amb. Giampaolo Cantini  
The Government of Italy announces the approval of a 4 Million Euro contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), reaffirming the same commitment and pledging Italy’s support in continuity with the past few years. The contribution will support UNRWA’s General Fund.
On April 8th 2014 the presentation ceremony of a school bus - donated by the Italian Government - to the Suore Francescane Missionarie del Cuore Immacolato di Maria in Aida Refugee Camp took place in the presence of the Consul General of Italy, Davide La Cecilia, the Deputy Director of the Italian...
On Thursday March 27th at Jericho Governorate at 11.30 am for the signature of the “Charter for the Elimination of Violence against Women”, the first document of this kind in Palestine.   At the event Ms.Rabiha Diab, Ministry of Women Affairs, and the Consul General of Italy in...
Next March 26th Overseas and VIS in collaboration with ACS, University of Hebron, ICARDA/NARC and PARC, are organizing an event on "Agrobiodiversity in Palestine, lessons learned and challenges for the future".    The purpose of the conference is to bring together scientists,...
The Italian Development Cooperation Unit in Jerusalem will select a Local Legal Expert.  
A journey made of travels and traveling tales.   The travelers and storytellers of such journeys are pilgrims, religious travelers, authorities of occupying countries and empires, iplomats, explorers, tourists and development workers. A land with different names: in fact,...
On February 28th 2014 the final ceremony of the three year project “Support the emergency of education in the Palestinian Territories of East Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Jericho”, funded by the Italian Government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was held at Terra Sancta School in Jericho, in...
Interested candidates should submit their Curriculum Vitae (fully signed) via e-mail to: job@itcoop-jer.org    Dead Line: March 10th 2014, at 12.00 am  
Workshop on the final draft of the decree for institutionalizing the Women Empowerment Center (Tawasol) created through the Welod 2 Programme on February 24st in Ramallah, in the presence of Minister of MoWA Rabiha Diab, the Consul General of Italy in Jerusalem, Davide La Cecilia, the...
Vacancy: Vacancy Notice - Bando di selezione (in english only) Dead Line: March 12th 2014, at 12.00 am   Interested candidates should submit a motivation letter and their Curriculum Vitae (fully signed) via e-mail to: job@itcoop-jer.org 
The PIAC has closed the first formation course for judge arbitrators which will start next Monday, February the 10th 2014, in Ramallah. A new important step for the project promoted and funded by the Italian Cooperation and by the Umbria Region, which has brought to the creation of the PIAC (...
40 participants will attend the PIAC training courses from Monday February 10th in Ramallah.    An important step for the Palestinian Iternational Arbitration Chamber project funded by the Italian Cooperation and Umbria Region.     
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The conference launchedthe publication and gave a general brief about the manual funded by the Italian cooperation titled: “Our Children... How we protect them? A manual for professionals, parents and caregivers”.  
  The Association “Rondine Cittadella della Pace” placed in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy, is currently recruiting young people who are interested in participating in the Association’s project, which includes: Participation in the intercultural and educational project; A 6 month...
Approximately 10,000 people have been forced to flee their homes due to widespread flooding in the Gaza Strip, over 1,500 houses suffered damage due to water entering houses, two persons died, and more than 17 schools in Gaza have been converted into shelters, while five other schools have been...
Last December 13th the Christmas Concert of Maestro Olmi has been held in the Franciscan Basilic of Santa Caterina, at the presence of the Mayor of Bethlehem Vera Baboun, the Consul General of Italy Davide La Cecilia and the Mayor of Rieti Simone Petrangeli.    The Young Musicians'...
The Adminsitration Council of PIAC (Paletinian International Arbitration Chamber) will publish in the next weeks the Training Courses for 45 lawyers and 75 legal arbitrators.   The courses will start mid of January 2014.  
In Bethlehem Governorate, a friendly basketball game “Stop Honor Crime! Stop Femicide! Basketball can do it” between De La Salle Jerusalem and the Catholic Action Basketball teams will take place at the Catholic Action Center on Monday 23rd at 5.30pm
Rami Al Hamdallah announced today a three million Euro contribution from the Government of Italy in support of the Facilitating Access to Infrastructure Resilience in Area C and East Jerusalem programme (FAIR) in the presence of Davide La Cecilia, Consul General of Italy and Mr Frode Mauring, UNDP...
Si è svolto lo scorso Lunedi 4 Novembre 2013 presso la Fondazione Giovanni Paolo II di Betlemme la proiezione del Film Italiano Pianeta Azzurro di Franco Piavoli (candidato alla 50esima Edizione del Film Festival di Venezia) presentato nel quadro dell’ iniziativa Euro Palestinian Water...
 
On the occasion of the World Food Day 2010 and within the framework of the activities of EXPO 2015 – 'Feeding the planet, Energy for life', the Italian Cooperation Office / General Consulate of Italy in collaboration with FAO and WFP and under the patronage of Palestinian Ministry of...
Last Thursday, within the framework of Cesvi / PWWSD / ACAD Project "Creation of Women's Centres for Microcredit and Savings as a way to strengthen the role of women within society and to generate income in the district of Tulkarem, West Bank”( AID 8907/CESVI/TOC) co-financed by the DGDC...
"My presence here today means that the support of the Italian Government to the creation of a Palestinian State and to the Fayyad Government is not only made of declarations but also of concrete direct actions.”This is what the Secretary of State Stefania Craxi said in Ramallah on the...
Thursday 3rd June, in the framework of the Italian 25 million Euro soft loans, the Italian Secretary of State Stefania Craxi took part at a ceremony for the agreement between the Palestinian Minister of Finance Salam Fayyad and the four eligible Palestinian Private Banks.
Wednesday, 2nd June, in the framework of the Italian 25 million Euro soft loans, at the presence of the Italian Secretary of State, Stefania Craxi, an agreement will be signed between the Minister of Finance, H.E. Dr. Salam Fayyad and the four eligible Palestinian Private Banks.
The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is funding, with a contribution of US$ 1.4 million, a remote control system for the operation and management of the water supply and distribution system in Hebron.
The Emergency team at the Italian Cooperation Office in Jerusalem is going to assess some field visits in Gaza Strip, in order to screen the new Ngo's projects funded by Italy.
Green light at the Italian Development Cooperation project aimed at improving and enlarging the Palestinian people participation at the local elections scheduled for July 2010.
Green light at the Italian Development Cooperation project aimed at improving and enlarging the Palestinian people participation at the local elections scheduled for July 2010.
"Having a role", "finding a balance between work and family", and "achieving all the ambitions." Palestinian women seem determined, strong, practical and at the same time, dreamers. 12 women were filmed while telling their stories at a group interview.
On the occasion of the International Women's Day, last 9th of March, at the presence of Palestinian Authorities, the fourth Center for Women's Empowerment/ Towasol in the West Bank was launched at the Jerico Governorate. The Center is completely funded by the Italian Development...
The Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini in exclusive interview with Al-Quds, March 4th 2010. Italy and the European Union believe in the policies of Dr. Fayyad in strengthening security and building the Institutions. We are ready to provide support to continue promoting a holistic and...
Green lights at the Emergency Program of Italian Cooperation for Gaza 2010, with a total budget of 4 million euros. The first 3 initiatives are delivered by Italian NGOs Terre Des Hommes, Gvc and ACS and aim at rehabilitate agriculture and ...
Academic Memorandum of Understanding was signed 10th of February, between  Italian Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on behalf of 4 Italian and 7 Palestinian Universities. Training for Palestinian professors and students, summer schools and trainings in communication are some of...
Couching, cross and satin stitches, patchwork style on indigo and other natural colours on cotton and satin: the art of embroidery,considered part of the Arab culture,  was shown at the 'Palestinian traditional dresses Exhibition'.
Renewable energy and bioarchitecure are a way towards Economic and Political independence of Palestine. In order to stress this message and starting to think about future projects on renewable energy, the first Steering Committee of Palestinian and Italian experts in 'Green...