Euromesco Policy Brief 97 - Toward Understanding Violence and Revising Counter-Violence Policies in the Southern Mediterranean

Euromesco Policy Brief 97 - Toward Understanding Violence and Revising Counter-Violence Policies in the Southern Mediterranean

21 May 2019
Back in 2011, a wave of violence and radicalisation started in the Southern Mediterranean region, which was characterised by a variety of forms, such as unorganised brutality accompanying riots, insurgencies, violent attacks directed against particular targets, or random attacks regardless of the…
Euromesco policy Brief n°96 – EU-Islam dialogue and engagement. Five challenges and opportunities

Euromesco policy Brief n°96 – EU-Islam dialogue and engagement. Five challenges and opportunities

14 May 2019
Although discussed for decades, the issue of cultural and religious values has been again brought into the political spotlight since the end of the 20th century. Today, a number of key political and state actors, including the European Union, clearly consider dialogue and engagement with religious…
FEMISE MED BRIEF n°19 - Reforming Fossil fuel Subsidies: Challenges and Opportunities for Mediterranean countries

FEMISE MED BRIEF n°19 - Reforming Fossil fuel Subsidies: Challenges and Opportunities for Mediterranean countries

14 May 2019
Fossil fuel subsidies have been used for decades to support economic activities, but above all, officially, to enable poorest households to access low-cost energy services. That being the case, regardless of the country, this reality remains highly questionable given that most of these subsidies…
Euromesco Papers 40 – The new-old elites and their relations with the EU : the cases of Egypt and Tunisia

Euromesco Papers 40 – The new-old elites and their relations with the EU : the cases of Egypt and Tunisia

26 April 2019
Tunisia and Egypt are two countries that have experienced the fall of longstanding authoritarian leaders. Transitions in both countries then took entirely different directions. This paper deals with the question of whether and how political change in the two countries has affected their foreign…
FEMISE MED BRIEF n°18: The EU’s pursuit of “resilience” in southern Mediterranean countries

FEMISE MED BRIEF n°18: The EU’s pursuit of “resilience” in southern Mediterranean countries

28 March 2019
The main aim of this policy brief is to explore the conceptual and practical effects of the EU’s pursuit of resilience in relation to the southern Mediterranean partners. Our findings point to that the more pragmatic EU foreign policy since 2015 and the more flexible EU funding for policy…
FEMISE MED BRIEF n°17 : “Closing the gender gap: policy-making that promotes inclusive Mediterranean societies”

FEMISE MED BRIEF n°17 : “Closing the gender gap: policy-making that promotes inclusive Mediterranean societies”

12 March 2019
This MED Brief presents some preliminary findings of a recently launched assessment of existing policy measures regarding women empowerment issues in the South Mediterranean region. In order to explain the persistence of numerous gender gaps, the author examines the reasons behind the inefficiency…
FEMISE MED BRIEF 16 - Green Public Procurement v.s. Environmental Taxation: implications for EU-MENA environmental policy”

FEMISE MED BRIEF 16 - Green Public Procurement v.s. Environmental Taxation: implications for EU-MENA environmental policy”

06 March 2019
Environmental policies are among the priorities of the UN agenda and figure highly in national and international policy agendas. This brief focuses on environmental taxes and green public procurement (GPP). These two environmental policy instruments differ in political viability and in the impact…
FEMISE Research Paper FEM43-03: Morocco and Tunisia in Global Value Chains: focus on business services as innovation drivers

FEMISE Research Paper FEM43-03: Morocco and Tunisia in Global Value Chains: focus on business services as innovation drivers

20 February 2019
In this report FEMISE will argue that for a better understanding of how business services can contribute to competitiveness and growth in Morocco and Tunisia decomposing trade flows in terms of value added can be a useful first step. The authors start from the OECD-WTO Trade in Value Added…
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…