Euromesco Joint Policy Study 14 - Cooperation with Religious Institutions as a European Policy Tool

Euromesco Joint Policy Study 14 - Cooperation with Religious Institutions as a European Policy Tool

13 June 2019
In the European neighbourhood, major social and political phenomena have acquired an increasingly religious angle: radicalisation – in the words of Olivier Roy – is becoming Islamised, intra and interstate conflicts have a sectarian character, and governments either want to increase their control…
Euromesco Policy Brief 97 - Toward Understanding Violence and Revising Counter-Violence Policies in the Southern Mediterranean

Euromesco Policy Brief 97 - Toward Understanding Violence and Revising Counter-Violence Policies in the Southern Mediterranean

21 May 2019
Back in 2011, a wave of violence and radicalisation started in the Southern Mediterranean region, which was characterised by a variety of forms, such as unorganised brutality accompanying riots, insurgencies, violent attacks directed against particular targets, or random attacks regardless of the…
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…
Euromesco policy Brief n°96 – EU-Islam dialogue and engagement. Five challenges and opportunities

Euromesco policy Brief n°96 – EU-Islam dialogue and engagement. Five challenges and opportunities

14 May 2019
Although discussed for decades, the issue of cultural and religious values has been again brought into the political spotlight since the end of the 20th century. Today, a number of key political and state actors, including the European Union, clearly consider dialogue and engagement with religious…
FEMISE MED BRIEF n°19 - Reforming Fossil fuel Subsidies: Challenges and Opportunities for Mediterranean countries

FEMISE MED BRIEF n°19 - Reforming Fossil fuel Subsidies: Challenges and Opportunities for Mediterranean countries

14 May 2019
Fossil fuel subsidies have been used for decades to support economic activities, but above all, officially, to enable poorest households to access low-cost energy services. That being the case, regardless of the country, this reality remains highly questionable given that most of these subsidies…
Euromesco Papers 40 – The new-old elites and their relations with the EU : the cases of Egypt and Tunisia

Euromesco Papers 40 – The new-old elites and their relations with the EU : the cases of Egypt and Tunisia

26 April 2019
Tunisia and Egypt are two countries that have experienced the fall of longstanding authoritarian leaders. Transitions in both countries then took entirely different directions. This paper deals with the question of whether and how political change in the two countries has affected their foreign…
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…
FEMISE MED BRIEF n°18: The EU’s pursuit of “resilience” in southern Mediterranean countries

FEMISE MED BRIEF n°18: The EU’s pursuit of “resilience” in southern Mediterranean countries

28 March 2019
The main aim of this policy brief is to explore the conceptual and practical effects of the EU’s pursuit of resilience in relation to the southern Mediterranean partners. Our findings point to that the more pragmatic EU foreign policy since 2015 and the more flexible EU funding for policy…
FEMISE MED BRIEF n°17 : “Closing the gender gap: policy-making that promotes inclusive Mediterranean societies”

FEMISE MED BRIEF n°17 : “Closing the gender gap: policy-making that promotes inclusive Mediterranean societies”

12 March 2019
This MED Brief presents some preliminary findings of a recently launched assessment of existing policy measures regarding women empowerment issues in the South Mediterranean region. In order to explain the persistence of numerous gender gaps, the author examines the reasons behind the inefficiency…