FEMISE Med BRIEF 26: ” Unequal Opportunities in Early Childhood in 6 Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries”

FEMISE Med BRIEF 26: Unequal Opportunities in Early Childhood in 6 Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries

18 November 2019
Early childhood is the most important period for human development. However, countries tend to under-invest in this phase of development, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Children face unequal opportunities to develop because of the circumstances of their birth. This…
Brochure European Union – Algeria

Brochure European Union – Algeria: education, a key driver of sustainable cooperation in Algeria

14 November 2019
To mark the 24th edition of Algiers Book Salon, the European Union delegation in Algeria has published a brochure following the success stories of around ten beneficiaries of EU funded projects implemented as part of a multifaceted collaboration with Algeria. From the Kheïma des mille métiers…
“On the Insufficiencies and Dark Side of the Principle of Differentiated Bilateralism”

EuroMeSCo new paper: “On the Insufficiencies and Dark Side of the Principle of Differentiated Bilateralism”

12 November 2019
The EuroMeSCo network of think tanks has released a new paper entitled  “On the Insufficiencies and Dark Side of the Principle of Differentiated Bilateralism”. This paper is part of its activities of the project co-funded by the European Union and the European Institute of the Mediterranean called…
FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-13 - Education Mismatch in North Africa: determinants and impact

FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-13 - Education Mismatch in North Africa: determinants and impact

30 October 2019
Using the SAHWA survey, this paper examines the determinants and impact of the education-job mismatch in three North African countries. The results show that men and low educated workers are more likely to be in an unmatched situation. The presence of unemployed in the household has ambiguous…
Success story: How MEDREG helped Algeria’s energy regulator to launch its renewable energy auctions scheme

Success story: How MEDREG helped Algeria’s energy regulator to launch its renewable energy auctions scheme

30 October 2019
This short publication explains how MEDREG’s technical assistance contributed to support Algeria’s new strategy for renewable energy development, in the context of an auction launch for the production of 150 MW of photovoltaics (PV) in November 2018. In October 2018, MEDREG facilitated a technical…
FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-12: Social Entrepreneurs’ Responses to the Refugee Crisis in Jordan and Lebanon

FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-12: Social Entrepreneurs’ Responses to the Refugee Crisis in Jordan and Lebanon

30 October 2019
Following the outbreak of the civil war in Syria in 2011, an estimated 1.5 million and 1.3 million Syrian refugees sought a safe haven in Lebanon and Jordan respectively (Reuters, 2017; Ghazal, 2017). Considering that the population of Jordan is just under 10 million, and that of Lebanon – under 7…
FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-11 : Migration, Comparative Advantages and Knowledge Diffusion in the EU-Mediterranean region

FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-11 : Migration, Comparative Advantages and Knowledge Diffusion in the EU-Mediterranean region

23 October 2019
Overall, the estimation results show that the trade effect of immigration from MENA to EU is always positive while that of emigration from EU to MENA is negative or not significant. However, the trade effects of immigration encountered between EU and MENA partners are lower with respect to other EU…
FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-06: Environmental Regulation and Agricultural Trade Development

FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-06: Environmental Regulation and Agricultural Trade Development

21 October 2019
The political implications of the results are as follows. First, it is illusory to consider bilateral free trade agreements as capable, on their own, of increasing trade flows between the two shores and developing the agricultural sectors of the SEMCs. In fact, and given the vulnerability of…
FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-04 - Gender inequalities on the labour market in North Africa

FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-04 - Gender inequalities on the labour market in North Africa

18 October 2019
The paper designs a pooled sample of almost 3,027 active people from the Sahwa dataset using a common questionnaire carried out in 2015 among 7,816 Algerian, Egyptian, Moroccan and Tunisian youth aged 15 to 29. The research question is the determinants of youth employment, more specifically youth…
EU Budget Support – Trends and results 2019

EU Budget Support – Trends and results 2019

18 October 2019
Based on the country context, EU budget support accompanies reforms in a variety of areas. Under the development policy, it focuses on fostering sustainable development, with the primary aim of eradicating poverty. Under the European neighbourhood policy, the EU works with its southern and eastern…