Transition Report 2019-20 – Better Governance, better economies – Southern and eastern Mediterranean countries assessment

EBRD Transition Report 2019-20 – Better Governance, better economies – Southern and eastern Mediterranean countries assessment

05 December 2019
Good governance matters. It matters at the level of countries, subnational regions and firms. And it matters for people’s well-being. This year’s Transition Report documents trends in governance, showing that good governance is important for economic growth, quality of life and the natural…
Union for the Mediterranean regional meeting reflects on renewed strategic agenda for higher education regional cooperation

Union for the Mediterranean meeting reflects on renewed strategic agenda for higher education regional cooperation

05 December 2019
The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) organized, in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Egypt, a regional meeting on higher education cooperation on 1 December in Cairo. Building on inputs received through prior consultation, the purpose of the meeting was…
Less water for more sustainable irrigation: start of the EU-funded PROSIM project

Less water for more sustainable irrigation: start of the EU-funded PROSIM project

05 December 2019
In the framework of the ENI CBC Med Program, funded by the European Union, the kick-off meeting of PROSIM Project was held on 28-29 November in Rome, Italy. The meeting, dedicated to project partners, was preceded by a press conference. The event, organized by ICU - Institute for University…
EU supports Mediterranean legal professionals in combating violence against women

EU supports Mediterranean legal professionals in combating violence against women

04 December 2019
The European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP), now open to beneficiaries of the southern Mediterranean region, has developed an online course on combating violence against women and domestic violence. It was launched on 25-26 November in Rabat, Morocco. Organised…
EU cross-border cooperation programme holds meeting to review state of play of ongoing projects and discuss future activities

EU cross-border cooperation programme holds meeting to review state of play of ongoing projects and discuss future activities

04 December 2019
The national delegations of the 14 participating countries will meet in Amman, Jordan, on the 4-5 December 2019 on the occasion of the sixth meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC), the decision-making body of the EU-funded ENI CBC Med Programme. The members of the JMC will approve the…
The Union for the Mediterranean exchanges views on tourism as a generator of jobs for youth in the MENA Region

The Union for the Mediterranean exchanges views on tourism as a generator of jobs for youth in the MENA Region

03 December 2019
The Workshop on “Tourism: Generating jobs for Youth in the MENA Region” will take place on 4 December 2019 at the UfM Headquarters in Barcelona. The event is a follow up of the UfM Secretariat’s Brainstorming Meeting on Tourism, held on 30 November 2018 which aimed at setting up a regional platform…
HR/VP Josep Borrell

HR/VP Josep Borrell: A stronger European Union within a better, greener and safer world

02 December 2019
On 1 December, Josep Borrell assumed the post of EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission. " I am privileged and honoured to take up the role of the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and…
EU-funded Anna Lindh Foundation organises regional training for trainers on intercultural citizenship education in the region

EU-funded Anna Lindh Foundation organises regional training for trainers on intercultural citizenship education in the region

29 November 2019
The Anna Lindh Foundation is organising a Regional Training for Trainers on Intercultural Citizenship Education in the Euro-Mediterranean region on 25 November – 1 December in Nicosia, Cyprus. The training is addressed to educators in the formal and non-formal education sector. Following the face-…
EMNES Working paper 026 – Disentangling the impact of trade barriers on wages: evidence from the MENA region

EMNES Working paper 026 – Disentangling the impact of trade barriers on wages: evidence from the MENA region

29 November 2019
This paper proposes a comprehensive assessment of the effect of different trade barriers (tariffs, non-tariff measures and services restrictions) on wages in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. These disparities are studied in four dimensions: wage premiums, gender (males versus females…