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…
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-…
Euro-Mediterranean integration: The role of regional and local authorities

Euro-Mediterranean integration: The role of regional and local authorities

30 January 2020
This draft report was prepared by rapporteur Jihad Khair, Mayor of Beit Sahour, Palestine, and revised following the fifth meeting of the ARLEM Commission for Sustainable Territorial Development in Brussels in October 2019, with a view to its adoption at the 11th ARLEM plenary session in Barcelona…
EIB Working Papers 2019/10 - Structural and cyclical determinants of access to finance: Evidence from Egypt

EIB Working Papers 2019/10 - Structural and cyclical determinants of access to finance: Evidence from Egypt

30 January 2020
Egyptian firms face significant access to finance constraints. Using panel data, this paper examines the reasons why many Egyptian firms do not use formal banking services. Using data on the location of firms and bank branches, it also investigates whether access to finance constraints are linked…
EMNES Working Paper 028 - Global Value Chains and the Productivity of Firms in MENA countries:  Does Connectivity Matter?

EMNES Working Paper 028 - Global Value Chains and the Productivity of Firms in MENA countries: Does Connectivity Matter?

30 January 2020
The authors provide new evidence on the participation of firms within Global Value Chains (GVCs) for a large pool of MENA countries included in the World Bank Enterprise Surveys (WBES). Making use of several firm-level GVC participation indices, a positive association with firm productivity gains…
Civicus Protest Resilience toolkit

Civicus Protest Resilience toolkit

23 January 2020
This toolkit by Civicus World Alliance for Citizen Participation has been produced with the assistance of the European Union, and has everything you need on protest tactics and strategies. The information contained in this toolkit has been sourced from a combination of published reports, existing…
Euromesco Policy Brief 105 : Graffiti and political sarcasm as tools for political participation in Egypt

Euromesco Policy Brief 105 : Graffiti and political sarcasm as tools for political participation in Egypt

23 January 2020
Social media have provided space for citizens to comment on and criticize the policies during the time of troubles. Considering the growing importance of social media, many scholars have argued that 2010-2011 revolutions that took place in Southern neighborhood countries, including Egypt, were…
Mapping of Investment Promotion Agencies: Middle East and North Africa

Mapping of Investment Promotion Agencies: Middle East and North Africa

09 January 2020
This report provides an inventory of existing practices among Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) in the Middle East and North Africa region. It covers eight southern Mediterranean (MED) economies: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, and Tunisia. The mapping…
Euromesco Series 44 - Germany’s Security Assistance to Tunisia: A Boost to Tunisia’s Long-Term Stability and Democracy?

Euromesco Series 44 - Germany’s Security Assistance to Tunisia: A Boost to Tunisia’s Long-Term Stability and Democracy?

03 January 2020
Tunisia is the only democracy to emerge from the 2011 Arab Spring. Although recent developments have been encouraging, Tunisia’s democratic transition remains fragile. Economic and social challenges, as well as the volatile regional security environment and a surge of violent extremism continue to…
Euromesco Series 46: The impact of migration policies on the EU’s image as a value-driven normative actor

Euromesco Series 46: The impact of migration policies on the EU’s image as a value-driven normative actor

03 January 2020
The European Union has consistently tried to portray itself as a force for good in global affairs, committed to multilateralism, values and human rights, and different from other international actors. However, its policies towards rising social and political challenges in its neighbourhood have…