Can Europe’s towns & regions help Libyan cities?
Libyan local authorities are painstakingly trying to mend what five years of conflict across the country have shattered. And to do this, they desperately need technical expertise from Europe’s towns and regions. This is where decentralised cooperation must show its added value, and this is exactly why PLATFORMA joined the Libya initiative set up within the Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM) and on the initiative of Nicosia municipality.
- Cooperatives in the fishery sector: Libyan coastal towns and cities need training in a holistic approach, including environmental protection, functioning of cooperatives…
- Supporting the oil and gas industry: South-Western Libya has an important petroleum sector but lacks skilled people to manage them.
- Sustainable agriculture in (semi-)desert regions: agriculture is a crucial activity in Southern Libya (water melons, garlic, tomatoes, onions…).