New EMNES infographic: Unleashing trade potential in the South and East Mediterranean countries: How do non-tariff measures matter?

New EMNES infographic: Unleashing trade potential in the South and East Mediterranean countries: How do non-tariff measures matter?

06 February 2020
The Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies – EMNES published a new infographic which is based on the research and conclusions presented at the EMNES Policy Paper “Unleashing trade potential in the South and East Mediterranean countries: How do non-tariff measures matter?”, authored by:…
Euro-Mediterranean integration: The role of regional and local authorities

Euro-Mediterranean integration: The role of regional and local authorities

30 January 2020
This draft report was prepared by rapporteur Jihad Khair, Mayor of Beit Sahour, Palestine, and revised following the fifth meeting of the ARLEM Commission for Sustainable Territorial Development in Brussels in October 2019, with a view to its adoption at the 11th ARLEM plenary session in Barcelona…
EMNES Working Paper 028 - Global Value Chains and the Productivity of Firms in MENA countries:  Does Connectivity Matter?

EMNES Working Paper 028 - Global Value Chains and the Productivity of Firms in MENA countries: Does Connectivity Matter?

30 January 2020
The authors provide new evidence on the participation of firms within Global Value Chains (GVCs) for a large pool of MENA countries included in the World Bank Enterprise Surveys (WBES). Making use of several firm-level GVC participation indices, a positive association with firm productivity gains…
EIB publication : Microfinance: Empowering the smallest businesses

EIB publication : Microfinance: Empowering the smallest businesses

16 January 2020
Strengthening small businesses, including micro-enterprises, is one of the EIB priorities. The Bank’s microfinance investments help the most underserved parts of society by focusing on people excluded from the economy and banking. In particular, the EIB helps sustain jobs, empower women and girls,…
Mapping of Investment Promotion Agencies: Middle East and North Africa

Mapping of Investment Promotion Agencies: Middle East and North Africa

09 January 2020
This report provides an inventory of existing practices among Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) in the Middle East and North Africa region. It covers eight southern Mediterranean (MED) economies: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, and Tunisia. The mapping…
European Training Foundation study : Labour market, skill dynamics and employment policies in Tunisia

European Training Foundation study: Labour market, skill dynamics and employment policies in Tunisia

09 January 2020
This study seeks to explore and analyse the various forms of disequilibrium that characterize the Tunisian labour market. A special attention is given to the qualifications mismatch – what is the extent of the phenomenon and what are the mainly affected domains – and the situation of youth on the…
Key indicators on education, skills and employment 2019

Key indicators on education, skills and employment 2019

27 December 2019
Vocational education is addressing the skills mismatch between what is being taught in traditional secondary education and what is needed in the jobs market. This is one of the findings of the “Key Indicators on Education, Skills and Employment” (KIESE) report, which has just been published by the…
Annual Report 2019 on the implementation of the European Union’s instruments for financing external actions in 2018

Annual Report 2019 on the implementation of the European Union’s instruments for financing external actions in 2018

26 December 2019
This Annual Report 2019, covering actions in 2018, shows how the European Union maintained its commitment to promoting sustainable development and security worldwide and explored new ways to make external action more effective than before. The report also demonstrates how the EU and its partners…
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…
Opinion Poll 2019 – regional overview (factsheet)

Opinion Poll 2019 – regional overview (factsheet)

20 December 2019
Polls highlight positive views of EU partnership across southern Mediterranean Most people in the EU’s southern Mediterranean partners feel the European Union has a very or fairly positive relation with their country and they believe EU financial support to be effective. These are just some of the…