Euromesco Policy Brief 104: When Austerity Meets Activism: A Common Tale on the Opposite Shores of the Mediterranean

Euromesco Policy Brief 104: When Austerity Meets Activism: A Common Tale on the Opposite Shores of the Mediterranean

12 December 2019
European states overcame the wave of protests, which reached their peak in Greece in the 2010-2015 period, related to the adoption of harsh austerity measures. Meanwhile, similar anti-government protests have erupted and continue across the Middle East and have recently hit Jordan, a key partner of…
Euromesco Spot-on n°12 – Algeria : to vote or not to vote?

Euromesco Spot-on n°12 – Algeria : to vote or not to vote?

12 December 2019
The authors asked a mixed group of five promising Algerian and European young researchers and political analysts to shed some light on the situation in Algeria a few days before the scheduled date of the elections (on 12 December). Is Algeria ready for the elections? What is at stake? Francesca…
Euromesco Policy Brief n°101 : The return of Algerian youth in the public space

Euromesco Policy Brief n°101 : The return of Algerian youth in the public space

05 December 2019
The presidential election in Algeria is scheduled on 12 December, but some of the opposition refuse to go to the polls, because the conditions to calm things down before holding free and transparent elections do not seem to be met. Despite massive protests and a climate of increasing repression,…
FEMISE Med BRIEF 27: Social Entrepreneurship to Alleviate Refugee Crisis in Jordan and Lebanon

FEMISE Med BRIEF 27: Social Entrepreneurship to Alleviate Refugee Crisis in Jordan and Lebanon

21 November 2019
In the face of an ongoing refugee crisis in Syria, the private sector has been increasingly involved in the quest to alleviate the situation. The present policy brief discusses the potential of one particular group of businesspeople, social entrepreneurs, to help relieve the situation of hundreds…
Euromesco Policy Brief n°99 – Three steps in ensuring digital security of Egyptian activists abroad

Euromesco Policy Brief n°99 – Three steps in ensuring digital security of Egyptian activists abroad

18 November 2019
Throughout recent years under Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egyptian activists have faced numerous arrests for alleged online offenses, ranging from blasphemy to inciting protests or opposing the government. In August 2018, the final clampdown on online media has been enacted with a cybercrime law, signed…
European Union - Algeria

European Union - Algeria: a human-capital-based cooperation

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 FEM44-12: 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…
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…