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…
EMNES Policy Paper 004 : Policy agenda for an inclusive, job-creating financial development in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean

EMNES Policy Paper 004 : Policy agenda for an inclusive, job-creating financial development in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean

12 July 2019
Recent empirical evidence shows that financial development in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries (SEMCs) is lagging behind. The exclusion of a substantial part of households and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) from financial services, hampers economic development and…
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…
FEMISE MED BRIEF 16 - Green Public Procurement v.s. Environmental Taxation: implications for EU-MENA environmental policy”

FEMISE MED BRIEF 16 - Green Public Procurement v.s. Environmental Taxation: implications for EU-MENA environmental policy”

06 March 2019
Environmental policies are among the priorities of the UN agenda and figure highly in national and international policy agendas. This brief focuses on environmental taxes and green public procurement (GPP). These two environmental policy instruments differ in political viability and in the impact…
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)…
FEMISE research project FEM42-10 - Inequality and inclusive growth : Are education and innovation favoring firm performance and well-being?

FEMISE research project FEM42-10 - Inequality and inclusive growth : Are education and innovation favoring firm performance and well-being?

15 March 2018
This research project includes the following 3 papers:   Returns to Vocational and University Education in Egypt Despite the substantial expansion in technical and vocational education in Egypt, the labour market lacks technical skilled workers not only in numbers but also in competences. This…
EMNES Working Paper 4

EMNES Working Paper n°4 : Mixed market structure, competition and market size- How does product mix respond?

08 March 2018
Assuming a double heterogeneity; within industry firm heterogeneity and within firm product heterogeneity, this paper investigates how multi-product firms respond to tougher competition and greater market size across destinations. Building a theoretical model where monopolistically competitive and…
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…
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…