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…
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…
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 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…
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…
EMNES Policy Paper No 002 -  Female labour force participation and entrepreneurship: The missing pillar for inclusive and sustainable economic development in MENA?

EMNES Policy Paper No 002 - Female labour force participation and entrepreneurship: The missing pillar for inclusive and sustainable economic development in MENA?

04 December 2018
Despite substantial investment in women’s education in the MENA region and a significant increase in their educational attainment, women’s labour force participation remains very low. In 2017, Women’s Labour Force Participation (LFP) was averaging 21% in the MENA region, well below the OECD average…
FEMISE research paper FEM43-06 : Income Convergence and the Impact of the Euro-MED Trade and Financial Integration on Macroeconomic Volatility

FEMISE research paper FEM43-06 : Income Convergence and the Impact of the Euro-MED Trade and Financial Integration on Macroeconomic Volatility

04 December 2018
This research study assesses the degree of income convergence between the European and Mediterranean countries resulting from the trade agreements, as well as macroeconomic volatility effects of those policies on a selected sample of Mediterranean Partner countries (MPs), in order to identify the…
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…
Euromesco Policy Brief 82

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…