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…
Euromesco Series: Who Owns What? – Free Trade Policies, Migration Management and the Ambiguity of “Joint Ownership”

Euromesco Series: Who Owns What? – Free Trade Policies, Migration Management and the Ambiguity of “Joint Ownership”

26 December 2019
The concept of joint ownership has become a buzzword since the 1990s not only in strategies of international organisations, such as the United Nations (UN), the World Bank (WB) or the International Monetary Fund (IMF), but also in European Union (EU) foreign policy. Since the launch of the European…
Euromesco Policy Brief n°103 – Youth water cooperation in the Mediterranean: challenges and the way forward

Euromesco Policy Brief n°103 – Youth water cooperation in the Mediterranean: challenges and the way forward

05 December 2019
Youths represent more than half of the population of the southern shore of the Mediterranean and thus are extremely important in the development of the region. Within the context of the current water challenges in the Mediterranean region, young people are making a difference by adopting innovative…
Euromesco Policy Brief n°100 - Riding the Cyber Wave: How Feminist Activism Develops Strategies against Gender-Based Violence

Euromesco Policy Brief n°100 - Riding the Cyber Wave: How Feminist Activism Develops Strategies against Gender-Based Violence

21 November 2019
In the past decade, social media has become a vital mode of activism against gender-based violence around the world and particularly in the Mediterranean region with the revolutionary moments in 2011. Naturally, there has been a noticeable focus since then on the role of social media in bringing…
Euromesco Policy Brief n°99 – Three steps in ensuring digital security of Egyptian activists abroad

Euromesco Policy Brief n°99 – Three steps in ensuring digital security of Egyptian activists abroad

18 November 2019
Throughout recent years under Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egyptian activists have faced numerous arrests for alleged online offenses, ranging from blasphemy to inciting protests or opposing the government. In August 2018, the final clampdown on online media has been enacted with a cybercrime law, signed…
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…
FEMISE MED BRIEF n°22: “Evaluation of IMF reform programs in a period of political transition and vulnerabilities of macreoeconomic management

FEMISE MED BRIEF 22: Evaluation of IMF reform programs in a period of political transition and vulnerabilities of macreoeconomic management

26 September 2019
Applied to the reform programs initiated by the IMF in the Arab Spring countries (Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia) during the transition period, this Brief is based on a recent research report FEMISE N ° 42-08, led by Prof . Sami Mouley with the participation of R. Baccouche and Y. Kocoglu,…
FEMISE MedBRIEF 21: “Catalyst for Empowering Women and Gender Equality : The case of Egypt”

FEMISE MED BRIEF 21: Catalyst for Empowering Women and Gender Equality : The case of Egypt

24 September 2019
This policy brief proposes and recommends further policies to urgently, strengthen the current quest for empowering women and for reducing inequality in the Mediterranean countries and specifically in Egypt. It seeks to provide a policy-mix for additional policies that also contribute in achieving…
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…