Supporting Media for Democracy (2013-2019)

Supporting Media for Democracy (2013-2019)

22 July 2019
This publication presents the work of the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) in the area of independent media, and reflects on lessons learned in six years of media and democracy support. It offers an analysis of the worrying trends and challenges faced by media today and calls for an urgent re…
EMNES Policy Paper 005 : Institutions and economic performance in the Southern Mediterranean partner countries: a renewed policy agenda to tackle institutional failure

EMNES Policy Paper 005 : Institutions and economic performance in the Southern Mediterranean partner countries: a renewed policy agenda to tackle institutional failure

12 July 2019
This paper explores the problem of institutional failure in the Southern Mediterranean Partner Countries (SMPC). After reviewing the most recent empirical research on the effect that institutions have on economic performance, including research done in the framework of EMNES, the paper identifies…
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…
EMNES Policy Paper 003 : Policies for labour matching within and between countries in the Mediterranean region

EMNES Policy Paper 003 : Policies for labour matching within and between countries in the Mediterranean region

12 July 2019
The objective of this policy paper is to provide an overview of the current state of affairs in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia regarding the formulation, implementation and monitoring of labour matching policies. To this purpose, a definition of labour matching policies…
MEDRESET Policy Papers n°10 – Towards a more reflexive EU in the Mediterranean : Final policy recommendations of MEDRESET

MEDRESET Policy Papers n°10 – Towards a more reflexive EU in the Mediterranean : Final policy recommendations of MEDRESET

11 July 2019
In MEDRESET’s final policy recommendations, aimed at the new European Parliament, Commission and High Representative, it is proposed that the EU should become a more reflexive actor in the Mediterranean. Three related steps are key to take into this direction: (1) Substance: Begin to have periodic…
EMNES Working Paper 25 – Financial development and employment: new evidence

EMNES Working Paper 25 – Financial development and employment: new evidence

01 July 2019
This paper adds to the existing literature on finance and growth, by exploring the effect of finance on the labour market, using data on 143 countries from 1995 to 2015. We also examine whether the impact of financial development on labour is significantly different prior to and after the 2008…
Handbook on Improving the Investment Climate through EU Action

Handbook on Improving the Investment Climate through EU Action

24 June 2019
The Handbook is a part of the integrated approach of the External Investment Plan (EIP). It will help facilitate the implementation of Pillar 3 of the EIP (investment climate). The Handbook presents the building blocks of Pillar 3, and the key investment climate drivers and challenges, with a view…
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…
“MIgration EU eXpertise” (MIEUX) publishes 2018 Annual Report

“MIgration EU eXpertise” (MIEUX) publishes 2018 Annual Report

13 June 2019
One of ICMPD’s flagship programmes, MIEUX, publishes its Annual Report for the year 2018, describing its main achievements in 26 countries and the special events held to celebrate ten years delivering capacity building on migration. The MIgration EU eXpertise (MIEUX) Initiative is funded by the EU…
EU Neighbours South - “EU engagement in the Southern Neighbourhood-Building bridges through culture”

EU Neighbours South - “EU engagement in the Southern Neighbourhood-Building bridges through culture”

12 June 2019
The EU Neighbours South team was present during the Cooperation Days organised by DEVCO on May 13. For this occasion, the team set up a stand to showcase both the EU Neighbours South and East projects. Different support materials were prepared and available for visitors: a flyer about EU Open…