Euromesco Series 46: The impact of migration policies on the EU’s image as a value-driven normative actor

Euromesco Series 46: The impact of migration policies on the EU’s image as a value-driven normative actor

03 January 2020
The European Union has consistently tried to portray itself as a force for good in global affairs, committed to multilateralism, values and human rights, and different from other international actors. However, its policies towards rising social and political challenges in its neighbourhood have…
Euromesco Series: Who Owns What? – Free Trade Policies, Migration Management and the Ambiguity of “Joint Ownership”

Euromesco Series: Who Owns What? – Free Trade Policies, Migration Management and the Ambiguity of “Joint Ownership”

26 December 2019
The concept of joint ownership has become a buzzword since the 1990s not only in strategies of international organisations, such as the United Nations (UN), the World Bank (WB) or the International Monetary Fund (IMF), but also in European Union (EU) foreign policy. Since the launch of the European…
Euromesco Policy Brief 104: When Austerity Meets Activism: A Common Tale on the Opposite Shores of the Mediterranean

Euromesco Policy Brief 104: When Austerity Meets Activism: A Common Tale on the Opposite Shores of the Mediterranean

12 December 2019
European states overcame the wave of protests, which reached their peak in Greece in the 2010-2015 period, related to the adoption of harsh austerity measures. Meanwhile, similar anti-government protests have erupted and continue across the Middle East and have recently hit Jordan, a key partner of…
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…
FEMISE Med BRIEF 27: Social Entrepreneurship to Alleviate Refugee Crisis in Jordan and Lebanon

FEMISE Med BRIEF 27: Social Entrepreneurship to Alleviate Refugee Crisis in Jordan and Lebanon

21 November 2019
In the face of an ongoing refugee crisis in Syria, the private sector has been increasingly involved in the quest to alleviate the situation. The present policy brief discusses the potential of one particular group of businesspeople, social entrepreneurs, to help relieve the situation of hundreds…
FEMISE MED BRIEF 25: Financial Inclusion and Stability in the MED Region

FEMISE MED BRIEF 25: Financial Inclusion and Stability in the MED Region

14 October 2019
Despite a significant growth in profitability and efficiency, the Middle East (MED) well developed banking system seems to be unable to reach vast segments of the population, especially the underprivileged ones. To this end, the onus of policymakers in the region is to create effective…
FEMISE MED BRIEF 24: The economic impact of migrants and refugees on Europe

FEMISE MED BRIEF 24: The economic impact of migrants and refugees on Europe

14 October 2019
This policy brief presents some preliminary findings of a recent research regarding the economic impact of legal immigration in terms of growth and unemployment in a large panel of European countries. It sheds some light on a useful and interesting question for policy debate by explicitly…
FEMISE MED BRIEF n°20 – The long-term impact of Syrian refugees on Turkish economy: an input-output simulation

FEMISE MED BRIEF n°20 – The long-term impact of Syrian refugees on Turkish economy: an input-output simulation

24 September 2019
Turkey has become the country that hosts the largest refugee population in the world with over 3.5 million refugees crossing the borders from Syria since 2011, the beginning of Syrian civil war. Whereas the social reactions against the unconditional acceptance of Syrian refugees remains on the…
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 010 – Micro, Small and Medium enterprises in the Mediterranean: a policy roadmap to untap the potential for job creation

EMNES Policy Paper 010 – Micro, Small and Medium enterprises in the Mediterranean: a policy roadmap to untap the potential for job creation

30 August 2019
The objective of this policy brief is to formulate a policy roadmap to untap the potential for employment creation by MSMEs in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries (SEMCs), with a particular focus on Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia – building on the findings of four years of research on…