Mediterranean Transport Ministers call for reinforced cooperation in transport and logistics

Mediterranean Transport Ministers call for reinforced cooperation in transport and logistics

14 December 2018
In the framework of the Ninth Conference of Group of Transport Ministers of the Western Mediterranean (GTMO 5+5) held in Nouakchott (Mauritania) on 11-12 December 2018, the Ministers welcomed the leading role of the UfM in the promotion of regional cooperation, dialogue and the implementation of…
UfM at COP24: Climate action initiatives in the Mediterranean need science-based policies

The Union for the Mediterranean at COP24: Climate action initiatives in the Mediterranean need science-based policies

13 December 2018
The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) has actively participated in COP24 in Poland, where it has presented two studies on the impact of climate change and on the state of play of climate finance in the region. A call for action towards a shared Mediterranean Climate Agenda is…
EBSOMED

EU-funded project provides Economic Development Master classes to Mediterranean executives

12 December 2018
The Economic Development Master Classes are being launched as part of EBSOMED, a project co-financed by the European Union to strengthen business support organisations and business networks in the southern neighbourhood. The Economic Development Master Classes are certified training courses for…
EU-funded event showcases new life for Syrians

EBRD refugee film shown at Jordan’s Karama Film Festival

11 December 2018
The EBRD’s documentary ‘Refuge in Jordan – a new life for Syrians’ has been shown at Jordan’s Karama Human Rights Film Festival. One of the Syrian refugees who features in the film attended the screening and also appeared on a panel afterwards to explain about her new life as a pastry chef. Read…
The EU at the Marrakesh Conference

The EU at the Marrakesh Conference to adopt the Global Compact for Migration

10 December 2018
The European Union participates today and tomorrow at the Intergovernmental Conference in Marrakesh to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. At an early stage the EU contributed to the discussions and work on the Compact. The Compact provides the first international…
EDU Syria

A book explaining the impact of the EU-funded EDU Syria project is officially launched

10 December 2018
Christos Stylianides, the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, inaugurated the official launch of “My Story” book on the 8 December at Karama Film Festival, in the presence of Andrea Matteo Fontana, Ambassador of the European Delegation in Jordan. “My Story” is a…
EU flags

Declaration by the High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU on Human Rights Day

10 December 2018
On this day, 70 years ago, the Member States of the United Nations came together to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This step brought the world together after the greatest tragedy in human history. We have come a long way since then. The EU remains a staunch supporter of civil…
UfM Mediterranean New Chance Network to provide concrete solutions to unemployment

UfM Mediterranean New Chance Network to provide concrete solutions to unemployment

07 December 2018
Youth unemployment rates in the region are among the highest in the world. It is particularly urgent to implement solutions that enable young people without employment, education or training (NEETs) to find a place in the labour market and society. With this in mind, the Institut européen de…
EMNES Policy Paper No 002 -  Female labour force participation and entrepreneurship: The missing pillar for inclusive and sustainable economic development in MENA?

EMNES Policy Paper No 002 - Female labour force participation and entrepreneurship: The missing pillar for inclusive and sustainable economic development in MENA?

04 December 2018
Despite substantial investment in women’s education in the MENA region and a significant increase in their educational attainment, women’s labour force participation remains very low. In 2017, Women’s Labour Force Participation (LFP) was averaging 21% in the MENA region, well below the OECD average…
FEMISE research paper FEM43-06 : Income Convergence and the Impact of the Euro-MED Trade and Financial Integration on Macroeconomic Volatility

FEMISE research paper FEM43-06 : Income Convergence and the Impact of the Euro-MED Trade and Financial Integration on Macroeconomic Volatility

04 December 2018
This research study assesses the degree of income convergence between the European and Mediterranean countries resulting from the trade agreements, as well as macroeconomic volatility effects of those policies on a selected sample of Mediterranean Partner countries (MPs), in order to identify the…