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…
FEMISE MED BRIEF no11 : “External and internal imbalances in South Mediterranean countries”

FEMISE MED BRIEF no11 : “External and internal imbalances in South Mediterranean countries”

19 September 2018
This MED brief provides insights on the medium and the long term consequences of the external and internal imbalances in the South Mediterranean (South Med) countries over the period of the last twenty years, trying to identify the main areas of macroeconomic imbalance in these countries and 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…
Factsheet – EU Budget for the future

Factsheet – EU Budget for the future

18 June 2018
The European Commission has published a factsheet to explain the detailed functioning of the new instrument, the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI). It will be the EU’s main tool to contribute to eradicating poverty and promoting sustainable development,…
FEMISE MED BRIEF 10 : Are Females good Managers in MENA Countries?

FEMISE MED BRIEF 10 : Are Females good Managers in MENA Countries?

18 June 2018
This policy brief tries to answer the important question of whether firms gain from women participation in management positions. The debate on academic and policy levels have not reached a consensus regarding the existence of gender gaps in firm performance. This policy brief attempts to clarify…
FEMISE MED BRIEF n°9

FEMISE MED BRIEF n°9 - The determinants of export performance of firms in MENA countries

12 June 2018
While focussing mainly on the export performance determinants of firms in selected MENA countries, this brief draws some useful policy recommendations after comparing the MENA firms performance with that of firms from countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Empirical results obtained for…
FEMISE MED BRIEF n°8 - Boosting female labour market participation rates in the MENA region: Can collaborative economy be of help?

FEMISE MED BRIEF n°8 - Boosting female labour market participation rates in the MENA region: Can collaborative economy be of help?

05 June 2018
This policy brief evaluates the potential of collaborative economy for increasing labour force participation of women in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. Specifically, it examines the ways in which the collaborative economy can enable joining labour market to those women who wish to…
Euromesco Joint Policy Study: Politics of recognition and denial – Minorities in the MENA region

Euromesco Joint Policy Study: Politics of recognition and denial – Minorities in the MENA region

05 June 2018
The manipulation of sectarian divides by state and non-state actors, sectarian violence, persecutions faced by various ethnic and religious groups and threats of partition that now constitute a real scenario, make the question of minorities a key issue for the balance in the MENA region. Diversity…