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…
EIB Working Papers 2019/10 - Structural and cyclical determinants of access to finance: Evidence from Egypt

EIB Working Papers 2019/10 - Structural and cyclical determinants of access to finance: Evidence from Egypt

30 January 2020
Egyptian firms face significant access to finance constraints. Using panel data, this paper examines the reasons why many Egyptian firms do not use formal banking services. Using data on the location of firms and bank branches, it also investigates whether access to finance constraints are linked…
meetMED Sustainable Energy Design Toolkit for Public Authorities

meetMED Sustainable Energy Design Toolkit for Public Authorities

30 January 2020
This meetMED publication contains the materials for a professional training, which aims to build the technical capacity of national and local authorities to design, finance and implement EE and RE solutions. It provides in fact the sustainable energy toolkit for public authorities, which can be…
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…
meetMED professional training on Energy Audits in Industrial Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) -  Training report

meetMED professional training on Energy Audits in Industrial Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) - Training report

23 January 2020
The meetMED project has just published the conclusions of the professional training on Energy Audits in Industrial Small to Medium Enterprises that took place in December 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. Vivid discussions enabled the exchange of experiences and best practices among the participants, thus a…
Civicus Protest Resilience toolkit

Civicus Protest Resilience toolkit

23 January 2020
This toolkit by Civicus World Alliance for Citizen Participation has been produced with the assistance of the European Union, and has everything you need on protest tactics and strategies. The information contained in this toolkit has been sourced from a combination of published reports, existing…
Euromesco Policy Brief 105 : Graffiti and political sarcasm as tools for political participation in Egypt

Euromesco Policy Brief 105 : Graffiti and political sarcasm as tools for political participation in Egypt

23 January 2020
Social media have provided space for citizens to comment on and criticize the policies during the time of troubles. Considering the growing importance of social media, many scholars have argued that 2010-2011 revolutions that took place in Southern neighborhood countries, including Egypt, were…
EuMedRail Bulletin October 2019

EuMedRail Bulletin October 2019

23 January 2020
The third edition of the EUMedRail Bulletin focuses on project activities, in particular on the Seminar on the tasks of the National Safety Authorities held in Amiens and The Hague, hosted by EPSF and LIT, and the Workshop on Safety Management System and Safety Culture that took place in Belgrade…
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,…