The Union for the Mediterranean exchanges views on tourism as a generator of jobs for youth in the MENA Region

The Union for the Mediterranean exchanges views on tourism as a generator of jobs for youth in the MENA Region

03 December 2019
The Workshop on “Tourism: Generating jobs for Youth in the MENA Region” will take place on 4 December 2019 at the UfM Headquarters in Barcelona. The event is a follow up of the UfM Secretariat’s Brainstorming Meeting on Tourism, held on 30 November 2018 which aimed at setting up a regional platform…
EMNES Working paper 026 – Disentangling the impact of trade barriers on wages: evidence from the MENA region

EMNES Working paper 026 – Disentangling the impact of trade barriers on wages: evidence from the MENA region

29 November 2019
This paper proposes a comprehensive assessment of the effect of different trade barriers (tariffs, non-tariff measures and services restrictions) on wages in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. These disparities are studied in four dimensions: wage premiums, gender (males versus females…
The Union for the Mediterranean and the European Training Foundation consolidate their partnership for better employment prospects in the Euro-Mediterranean region

The Union for the Mediterranean and the European Training Foundation consolidate their partnership for better employment prospects in the Euro-Mediterranean region

27 November 2019
The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and the European Training Foundation (ETF) have joined efforts to co-organize the UfM Workshop on the Future of Work and Skills for the Future, with a focus on three key thematics, namely Entrepreneurial Skills, Digital Skills and Green…
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EU-funded SANAD and Al Hussein Fund for Excellence to develop free online course on financial literacy for very small and small enterprises in MENA region

27 November 2019
The Entrepreneurship Academy of the SANAD Fund for MSME and Al Hussein Fund for Excellence (HFE) Jordan have initiated content development for a free online course on financial education topics in the Middle East and North Africa, targeting very small and small enterprise owners as well as youth.…
EU4PSL workshop in Tunisia

Libya : EU4PSL workshop to conduct a capacity assessment and develop a capacity building plan for the Ministry of Economy’s private sector department

15 November 2019
A workshop was organised in Tunisia with the Private Sector and Investment Department Staff, on 14 and 15 November in the framerwork of EU4PSL, an EU co-funded project on the development of the private sector in Libya, implemented by Expertise France. The main objectives of the workshop were to…
Union for the Mediterranean Women Business Forum

Union for the Mediterranean Women Business Forum: a unique opportunity for women to grow their leadership skills

15 November 2019
The 2019 edition of the Women Business Forum will be celebrated on 19-21 November 2019 in Barcelona, Spain in conjunction with the Smart City Expo World Congress Barcelona that is expected to gather over 1.000 start-ups and world’s leading companies and more than 25.000 visitors ranging from…
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…

Maghrib Belgium Impulse, Morocco

You have created a company in #Morocco for less than 5 years, owned by a majority of the capital on August 30, 2019 by one or more persons of Moroccan nationality residing in Belgium (MRE of Belgium)? Then you are eligible to apply to the Maghrib Belgium Impulse (MBI) programme. MBI is an…
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…