AFrica-Europe Alliance

Africa-Europe Alliance: two new financial guarantees under the EU External Investment Plan

12 November 2019
In the margins of the 2019 Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa, the European Commission signed two guarantee agreements with two Member States' development finance institution: the Dutch 'Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V' (FMO) and the Italian 'Cassa…
Euromed Transport Rail Project annual steering committee held in Brussels

Euromed Transport Rail Project annual steering committee held in Brussels

08 November 2019
The Annual Steering Committee of the EUMedRail project was held in Brussels on 6 November 2019. Hosted by the Directorate for Mobility of the European Commission, the Steering Committee took place prior to the celebration of the UfM Working Groups (WGs) on Land, Air and Maritime Transport &…
EU-funded SAFEMED IV held seminar on Ballast Water Management Convention

EU-funded SAFEMED IV held seminar on Ballast Water Management Convention

06 November 2019
Under the framework of the EU-funded SAFEMED IV project, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) delivered a training on the implementation and enforcement of the International Maritime Organisation’s Ballast Water Management Convention. Overall, 18 participants from Algeria, Israel, Jordan,…
Launch of the Senegal's digital platform for diaspora entrepreneurs

Launch of the Senegal's digital platform for diaspora entrepreneurs

31 October 2019
On 22 October, 25 entrepreneurs from Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia met in Dakar to work on their strategy of seeking financing from diaspora investors as part of the Investment Academy of the DiafrikInvest project coordinated by the ANIMA Investment network. The next day, they participated in the…
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…
Representatives from the Libyan Ministry of Economy and Industry

20 Libyan representatives of the Ministry of Economy and Industry for brainstorming workshop and exchange visit at APII

29 October 2019
On 24-25 October, a delegation of 20 representatives of the Libyan Ministry of Economy and Industry in charge of registering companies from across Libya attended a workshop organised by Expertise France to brainstorm about entrepreneurship activities, needs and challenges in the administration on…
THE NEXT SOCIETY: Third Benchmarking visits and training tour

EU-funded THE NEXT SOCIETY project: Third Benchmarking visits and training tour in Wallonia for the South-Med Clusters

29 October 2019
The third benchmarking visits and training of EU-funded project THE NEXT SOCIETY started on Monday 28 October 2019. After Catalonia, in Spain and Piedmont, in Italy, this time benchmarking visits and training activities are taking place in Belgium. 12 cluster managers, cluster representatives and…

UfM Women Business Forum

21 October 2019
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…
2019 Union for the Mediterranean Business Forum

2019 Union for the Mediterranean Business Forum takes women business to the next level

18 October 2019
The Union for the Mediterranean is organising the third edition of Women Business Forum (WBF) in the margins of the Smart City Expo World Congress on 19-21 November 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The WBF aims at providing a platform for dialogue, exchange of experience and networking opportunities for…