"Five million young people are to be supported and new jobs created by 2022". Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser announced ambitious goals for the opening of the Global Forum for Education in Geneva on the occasion of Silatech's tenth anniversary. The EMA was also represented there alongside numerous other organisations such as the UN and the EU, as well as civil society institutions. Silatech is an International social development nonprofit non-governmental organization, from Qatar, that supports the education and employment of young people all over the world.
In 2019, Jordan and Germany will celebrate 60 years of cooperation in the fields of water (Jordan is the second poorest country in the world), education, employment, environmental protection, energy, and waste management. The 3rd German-Arab Environment & Energy Forum, held in Amman & Aqaba from the 23 to the 26 of February 2019, was a great occasion for German and Jordanian investors to find cooperation partners.
Bold visions and concrete measures shaped the impression of the German-Moroccan Business Forum. The Moroccan delegation, consisting of roughly 50 representatives of associations and governments gave a rousing presentation of the opportunities for cooperation with Morocco and presented examples of success. With particular interest, the participants followed the presentation of the special initiative "Training and Employment" for Morocco of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
As part of the German-Arab Women's Forum, the EMA brought together, for the fourth time, women (and men) from Germany and the Arab world. In several panels, participants discussed German and Arab perspectives on the situation of women in business, society and politics. This year, the Forum was inaugurated by Dr. Maria Flachsbarth, Secretary of State at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, HE. Sheikha Hend Bint Al Qassemi Faisal, owner and publisher of Velvet Magazine and organizer of the International Week of Fashion in Dubai, as well as EMA President Gabriele Groneberg, Former Member of the German Bundestag.
On June 21, 2018 the EMA attended the concert „Between Tunis and Vienna“ at the concert hall Laeiszhalle, in Hamburg. Remarkable words by Christian Wullf, former Federal President of Germany and Honorary President of EMA, highlighted the beauty of music as a universal language that crosses borders and can be understood by everyone: „Be curious! Don´t be afraid of the unknown!“ With these words he invited us all to overcome prejudices towards other cultures and embrace an open-minded spirit.