EMNES Policy Paper 012 – Brain drain in southern Mediterranean countries: evidence, challenges and policies

EMNES Policy Paper 012 – Brain drain in southern Mediterranean countries: evidence, challenges and policies

13 February 2020
A review of the literature and the available data support the evidence that an increasing share of population outflows from the South Med region to the EU is individuals with tertiary education. In recent years, this has gone hand in hand with increasing educational attainments amongst the regional…
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 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 26: ” Unequal Opportunities in Early Childhood in 6 Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries”

FEMISE Med BRIEF 26: Unequal Opportunities in Early Childhood in 6 Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries

18 November 2019
Early childhood is the most important period for human development. However, countries tend to under-invest in this phase of development, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Children face unequal opportunities to develop because of the circumstances of their birth. This…
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…
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…
EMNES Policy Paper 009 – Legal migration pathways across the Mediterranean: achievements, obstacles and the way forward

EMNES Policy Paper 009 – Legal migration pathways across the Mediterranean: achievements, obstacles and the way forward

14 August 2019
This policy brief reviews the state of legal migration across the Mediterranean: it examines the existing migration links between the South Med countries and the EU, attempts to uncover the obstacles to legal migration and suggests ways to improve migration management. The authors argue that, if…