IEMed Focus 159 – Security challenges and authoritarian resilience in the Levant in a regional and international perspective – The case of Jordan – February 2020

IEMed Focus 159 – Security challenges and authoritarian resilience in the Levant in a regional and international perspective – The case of Jordan – February 2020

20 February 2020
Over recent decades the political relations between Jordan and the West in general have been good. Jordan has pursued a policy of moderation, and has kept a strategically balanced position with the major regional and international powers (Shlaim, 2008: 546). Very much as a result of regional…
UniDem Med project : EU partner countries exchange good practices to modernise their public administration

UniDem Med project : EU partner countries exchange good practices to modernise their public administration

20 February 2020
The fifth coordination meeting of the UniDem project for the South of the Mediterranean took place on 6 February in Rabat, Morocco. This annual meeting gathered the national coordinators of the following partner countries: Algeria, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. The participants took stock…
Lebanon: press conference to launch the 15th Samir Kassir Award

Lebanon: press conference to launch the 15th Samir Kassir Award

20 February 2020
The European Union to Lebanon will hold a press conference on 25 of February, chaired by the EU Ambassador to Lebanon His Excellency M.Ralph Tarraf, to launch the fifteenth edition of the "Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press" in the presence of Ms. Gisèle Khoury-Kassir, representatives of…
Intercultural Integration Academy: EU promotes intercultural integration policy model

Intercultural Integration Academy: EU promotes intercultural integration policy model

18 February 2020
An Intercultural Integration Academy is being organised in Marrakech, Morocco, today and tomorrow. It will bring together participants from ministries, cities and NGOs from Morocco, Tunisia, Palestine and Jordan to focus on interculturalism in policymaking and city strategies, introducing the anti-…
TRAFIG Working Paper No. 3 - Governing protracted displacement - An analysis across global, regional and domestic contexts

TRAFIG Working Paper No. 3 - Governing protracted displacement - An analysis across global, regional and domestic contexts

13 February 2020
This working paper explores the governance of protracted displacement across global, regional and domestic levels in the context of the project “Transnational Figurations of Displacement” (TRAFIG). The multiple contemporary crises that have led to forced displacement show not only the limits of a…
EMNES Policy Paper 012 – Brain drain in southern Mediterranean countries: evidence, challenges and policies

EMNES Policy Paper 012 – Brain drain in southern Mediterranean countries: evidence, challenges and policies

13 February 2020
A review of the literature and the available data support the evidence that an increasing share of population outflows from the South Med region to the EU is individuals with tertiary education. In recent years, this has gone hand in hand with increasing educational attainments amongst the regional…
Jordan: EU-funded H2020 research project holds first stakeholder workshop to discuss solutions to protracted displacement

Jordan: EU-funded H2020 research project holds first stakeholder workshop to discuss solutions to protracted displacement

13 February 2020
On 9 February, the first interactive TRAFIG stakeholder workshop took place in Irbid, Jordan. It kicked off a series of events in the TRAFIG focus countries. This first workshop aimed to discuss viable policy options and good practices and supports the identification of possible solutions to…
Joint statement marking Safer Internet Day 2020

Joint statement marking Safer Internet Day 2020

11 February 2020
On the occasion of Safer Internet Day 2020, the Commission highlighted, on 11 February, the need to raise awareness and act on online safety issues.  Executive Vice-President for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, Margrethe Vestager, Vice-President Věra Jourová for Values and Transparency, Vice-…
Impact of public attitudes to migration on the political environment in the Euro-Mediterranean region –Second chapter

Impact of public attitudes to migration on the political environment in the Euro-Mediterranean region –Second chapter

06 February 2020
In the framework of the programme EUROMED Migration IV, ICMPD has released, together with the Observatory of Public Attitudes to Migration (OPAM - EUI), the second of three chapters for the report entitled “Impact of Public Attitudes to migration on the political environment in the Euro-…
EU organises workshop on volunteering, population information and people response facing crisis

EU organises workshop on volunteering, population information and people response facing crisis

03 February 2020
A workshop on “Volunteerism, Population information and people response facing crisis” kicked off in Madrid, Spain, in the framework of the EU-funded PPRD South 3 project. Mr Federico Fernandez, Deputy Director of Training and Institutional relations, Antonia Garces, Head of Training of the…