EMNES Policy Paper 011 : Labour supply, education and migration in South Mediterranean countries: policy challenges and options

EMNES Policy Paper 011 : Labour supply, education and migration in South Mediterranean countries: policy challenges and options

30 August 2019
The analysis of labour supply in South Mediterranean Countries indicates that only a package of long term policies can foster employment creation. The quality of education systems needs to be improved to deliver good employees for companies and, potentially, new entrepreneurs. Social security…
EMNES Policy Paper 009 – Legal migration pathways across the Mediterranean: achievements, obstacles and the way forward

EMNES Policy Paper 009 – Legal migration pathways across the Mediterranean: achievements, obstacles and the way forward

14 August 2019
This policy brief reviews the state of legal migration across the Mediterranean: it examines the existing migration links between the South Med countries and the EU, attempts to uncover the obstacles to legal migration and suggests ways to improve migration management. The authors argue that, if…
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…
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°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…
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Euromesco policy brief - Eastern Mediterranean regional dynamics: conflicts and opportunities for conflict resolution support

04 July 2018
Diplomatic engagement between countries in the Eastern Mediterranean presents the opportunity for greater regional cooperation on a range of issues, including policy, security and economic growth. Increased cooperation has the potential to lead to shared regional norms and institutions that promote…
Euromesco Joint Policy Study: Politics of recognition and denial – Minorities in the MENA region

Euromesco Joint Policy Study: Politics of recognition and denial – Minorities in the MENA region

05 June 2018
The manipulation of sectarian divides by state and non-state actors, sectarian violence, persecutions faced by various ethnic and religious groups and threats of partition that now constitute a real scenario, make the question of minorities a key issue for the balance in the MENA region. Diversity…
Euromesco Policy Brief – Citizenship challenges in the Arab region

Euromesco Policy Brief – Citizenship challenges in the Arab region

05 June 2018
The Arab Spring put forward a number of demands, headed by democracy, social justice and equality for all citizens. It is therefore not surprising that a number of minority groups actively participated in the uprisings, calling for end of oppression and the recognition of their rights. This is…
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…