FEMISE MED BRIEF 25: Financial Inclusion and Stability in the MED Region

FEMISE MED BRIEF 25: Financial Inclusion and Stability in the MED Region

14 October 2019
Despite a significant growth in profitability and efficiency, the Middle East (MED) well developed banking system seems to be unable to reach vast segments of the population, especially the underprivileged ones. To this end, the onus of policymakers in the region is to create effective…
FEMISE MED BRIEF 24: The economic impact of migrants and refugees on Europe

FEMISE MED BRIEF 24: The economic impact of migrants and refugees on Europe

14 October 2019
This policy brief presents some preliminary findings of a recent research regarding the economic impact of legal immigration in terms of growth and unemployment in a large panel of European countries. It sheds some light on a useful and interesting question for policy debate by explicitly…
EU-funded meetMED to organise regional workshop on assessing quality infrastructures of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources equipment and services

EU-funded meetMED to organise regional workshop on assessing quality infrastructures of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources equipment and services

14 October 2019
The EU-funded meetMED project is organizing a regional workshop on assessing the existing quality infrastructures for Energy Efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energy Sources (RES) equipment and services in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries (SEMCs) on 30 October in Algiers, Algeria. It…
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Latest opportunities from the Southern Neighbourhood

14 October 2019
Have you missed any opportunities this week? Click on the links below to find out the latest opportunities from the Southern Neighbourhood: Tenders, grants, calls for proposals and jobs from the European Neighbourhood. Jobs opportunities, Trainings & Fellowships Associate Banker,…
EU adopts conclusions on democracy

Democracy: EU adopts conclusions

14 October 2019
On Monday, 14 October, the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on democracy. The Council notes that in today's world, democracy is being challenged and called into question. While democracy remains strong in many countries, in others there is a growing trend towards authoritarianism.…

Call for participation for self-financed applicants to the Anna Lindh MedForum 2020, which will take place in Šibenik, Croatia

The Anna Lindh Foundation launches the call for participation for self-financed applicants to the Anna Lindh MedForum 2020, which will take place in Šibenik, Croatia, from 2 to 5 April 2020. The targeted participation in the MedForum2020 will include: Civil society leaders from all 42 countries…
2019 European Week of Action for Girls

Last day of 2019 European Week of Action for Girls

11 October 2019
Organised by a coalition of civil society organisations, and supported by the European Institutions and UN Agencies, the 2019 European Week of Action for Girls (EWAG) took place from 7 to 11 October. Based around the International Day of the Girl Child, celebrated every 11 October, this week-long…
Ministerial Regional Forum of the UfM

Union for the Mediterranean Regional Forum: focus on regional cooperation and environmental changes

11 October 2019
Co-chaired by EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Jordan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, the 4th edition of the Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) took place on 10 October 2019, in Barcelona, Spain.  “ We cannot be multilateral alone.…
MedECC - Risks associated to climate and environmental changes in the mediterranean region

UfM scientific assessment report : Risks associated to climate and environmental changes in the Mediterranean region

11 October 2019
Recent accelerated climate change has exacerbated existing environmental problems in the Mediterranean Basin that are caused by the combination of changes in land use, increasing pollution and declining biodiversity. In most impact domains (such as water, ecosystems, food, health and security),…
EU investment to stop HIV, tuberculosis and malaria

More than half a billion of EU investment to stop HIV, tuberculosis and malaria

11 October 2019
Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, announced yesterday a contribution of €550 million for the period 2020-2022 to support the work of the Global Fund to end the epidemics of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria worldwide. Commissioner Mimica made the announcement in…