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…
Eurobarometer survey on EU development cooperation

Survey: Europeans show continued support for international development

23 October 2019
This year's Eurobarometer survey on EU development cooperation shows a widespread consensus amongst European citizens on the importance of international cooperation and development. Almost 9 in 10 EU citizens say that development cooperation is important to support people in developing countries,…
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…
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FEMISE newsletter issue of September-October goes over an eventful period

17 October 2019
The newsletter Inside Femise n°18 reviews the events organised by FEMISE recently such as the annual conference on sustainable development, in its broad sense, in the Mediterranean region, or the workshop on “Social Entrepreneurship in the MENA Region: Inclusiveness and Growth”. FEMISE presents to…
European Agenda on Migration

European Agenda on Migration four years on: Marked progress needs consolidating

16 October 2019
Ahead of the October European Council, the Commission is reporting on key progress under the European Agenda on Migration since 2015, with focus on steps taken by the EU since the last progress report in March 2019. The Commission also set out those areas where work must continue to address current…
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.…
FEMISE Research Paper FEM43-17 – The economic contribution of immigration on Europe: Fresh evidence from a “hybrid” quantile regression model

FEMISE Research Paper FEM43-17 – The economic contribution of immigration on Europe: Fresh evidence from a “hybrid” quantile regression model

10 October 2019
Both forced and voluntary migration have become one of the core concerns in the public debate in many important receiving countries as Europe over the past few years. The contemporary refugee crisis and the noticeable changes in migration trends and policies led the authors to reconsider the…
Syria among the top three countries of origin of asylum seekers

European Asylum Support Office report: Syria remains among the top three countries of origin of asylum seekers

10 October 2019
The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) reported that between January and August 2019, some 456 000 applications for asylum were lodged in the EU, up by 10% compared to the same period last year. The updated figures are in line with the trend seen throughout the year. However, following a peak in…
EU UNGA

EU is there with full support to end Syria crisis, Mogherini says at the United Nations General Assembly

26 September 2019
An EU hosted event on the Syria crisis is the first meeting on Syria following the UN announcement of an agreement on the formation of a Constitutional Committee. A political solution under UN auspices is the goal the EU always supported also with the three Brussels Conferences, bringing together…
FEMISE MED BRIEF n°20 – The long-term impact of Syrian refugees on Turkish economy: an input-output simulation

FEMISE MED BRIEF n°20 – The long-term impact of Syrian refugees on Turkish economy: an input-output simulation

24 September 2019
Turkey has become the country that hosts the largest refugee population in the world with over 3.5 million refugees crossing the borders from Syria since 2011, the beginning of Syrian civil war. Whereas the social reactions against the unconditional acceptance of Syrian refugees remains on the…