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°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…
MADRE White Paper

MADRE White Paper : Consumer Innovation in Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture in the Mediterranean Region

27 July 2018
New forms of retailing are arising with the objective of making peri-urban food available at daily basis and affordable prices and establishing direct links with metropolitan farmers. Consumers’ associations are also very active to create pressure groups and frequently develop successful…
ClimaSouth Policy Paper 4

ClimaSouth Policy Paper : Implementing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the South Mediterranean region – Perspectives on climate action from eight countries

25 April 2018
The EU-funded project ClimaSouth has launched a policy paper that discusses NDC implementation in the South Mediterranean region. The paper presents the results of a comparative analysis of the NDC process among eight countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia)…
EMNES Working Paper 2

EMNES Working Paper n°2 : Do environment regulations matter for EU-MENA trade ?

28 February 2018
This study examines the impact of environmental regulation stringency on agricultural trade between the European Union (EU) and Middle East and North Africa (MENA countries). Using a gravity model and applying the Zero Inflated Poisson (ZIP) model, we estimate the impact of environmental regulation…
FEMISE MED BRIEF n°2 : Emigration and culture in the MENA: Implications for sending and receiving countries

FEMISE MED BRIEF n°2 : Emigration and culture in the MENA: Implications for sending and receiving countries

22 December 2017
This policy brief, written by Pr. Frédéric Docquier (Université Catholique de Louvain) looks at the issue of emigration and culture in the MENA countries. Emigrants from the MENA region self-select on cultural traits. Those who intend to emigrate to OECD, high-income countries exhibit significantly…
Business guide – Growth opportunities in the Mediterranean

Business guide – Growth opportunities in the Mediterranean

20 December 2017
This guide is intended for companies wishing to better know the Southern Mediterranean countries. Overview of business opportunities, examples of projects carried out by foreign operators, main business events in Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. This…
Writing to Grab Attention, a handbook for EU-funded projects

Writing to Grab Attention, a handbook for EU-funded projects

29 July 2016
This practical handbook is an updated edition (2016) of the publication first produced by the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre in 2012. One of the biggest challenges that EU-funded projects face in their communications is writing in a way that will grab the attention of their readers, be they…