EU engagement in the Southern Neighbourhood: Seizing opportunities for economic growth and job creation

EU engagement in the Southern Neighbourhood: Seizing opportunities for economic growth and job creation

29 May 2019
For the occasion of the “EU MED means Business” Conference, the EU Neighbours South produced a new brochure about the EU engagement in the Southern Neighbourhood regarding economic growth and job creation. The brochure illustrates the multi-faceted EU socio-economic cooperation in the…
UfM annual report 2018 : 10 years of building regional cooperation together

UfM annual report 2018 : 10 years of building regional cooperation together

28 May 2019
Message from the Secretary General Nasser Kamel: “This year’s annual report is particularly special as it provides an overview of UfM activities during 2018; a year that marked the 10th anniversary of the Union for the Mediterranean. (..) While several regional challenges had stalled cooperation…
Emnes Working Paper 23: Innovative nascent and early stage entrepreneurship in the Southern Mediterranean – Evidence on Jordan and Morocco

EMNES Working Paper 23: Innovative nascent and early stage entrepreneurship in the Southern Mediterranean – Evidence on Jordan and Morocco

21 May 2019
Innovative entrepreneurship is typically classified as high growth entrepreneurship, as innovation is, in many cases, behind a venture’s success and represents the key to expansion and job creation. As such, it is considered to be an engine for economic growth and development. This study builds…
EMNES Working Paper 24 – Descriptive analysis of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Egypt from a start-up perspective: challenges and opportunities

EMNES Working Paper 24 – Descriptive analysis of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Egypt from a start-up perspective: challenges and opportunities

24 April 2019
The purpose of this paper is to present a descriptive analysis of start-ups in Egypt and the related ecosystem, relying on a unique survey. This is the first survey that aims to provide useful and insightful data specifically about Egyptian start-ups. The study aims to explore success factors,…
FEMISE Research paper FEM43-08: Feminization of occupations and its effect on gender wage gap in South Mediterranean Countries

FEMISE Research paper FEM43-08: Feminization of occupations and its effect on gender wage gap in South Mediterranean Countries

16 April 2019
The issue of gender equality in the labour market is an important one. For the MENA region, however, the issue is additionally important due to the traditional role that women play in the economy and the cultural (including religious) beliefs that drive gender relations in these countries.Focusing…
Euromesco Series - Global Power Shifts, Rational Choice and Role Conflict: Explaining the Trajectories of the Central Maghreb Countries’ EU Policies since 2011

Euromesco Series - Global Power Shifts, Rational Choice and Role Conflict: Explaining the Trajectories of the Central Maghreb Countries’ EU Policies since 2011

02 April 2019
This paper seeks to trace and explain the diverging and non-linear trajectories of the three central Maghreb countries’ foreign policies towards the EU since the 2011 Arab Uprisings. The analysis is situated within the big structural picture and debates about the putative decline of the Western-…
Opinion poll 2018 - Factsheet Morocco ENG

Opinion Poll 2018 - Morocco (factsheet)

21 March 2019
Moroccans lead the region in positive views about the EU, opinion poll finds More than half of all Moroccans have a positive image of the European Union – the highest proportion in any country of the southern Mediterranean region. Eight out of ten feel their country has good relations with the EU…
Opinion poll 2018 - Factsheet Egypt ENG

Opinion Poll 2018 - Egypt (factsheet)

21 March 2019
Poll shows most Egyptians have a positive impression of the EU Sixty-five per cent of Egyptians have a positive or fairly positive impression of the EU, and half of them feel their country has good relations with the European Union. Forty-eight per cent of Egyptians are aware of the financial…
Factsheet regional overview

Opinion Poll 2018 – regional overview (factsheet)

21 March 2019
Polls highlight positive views of EU partnership across southern Mediterranean Most people in the EU’s southern Mediterranean partners feel the European Union has a very or fairly positive relation with their country and they believe EU financial support to be effective. These are just some of the…
Report Opinion Poll 2018

Opinion Poll 2018 (report)

21 March 2019
This opinion poll has been designed to assess the current levels of awareness among the general public about EU support in the Southern Neighbourhood countries, as well as public attitudes towards, and perceptions of the European Union in these countries. A key focus of the study are the…