FEMISE Research paper 43-18: Early childhood development and inequality of opportunities in the Mediterranean

FEMISE Research paper 43-18: Early childhood development and inequality of opportunities in the Mediterranean

29 January 2019
Early childhood is the most important time for human development. However, countries tend to under-invest in this stage of development, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Children are facing unequal opportunities to develop because of the circumstances of their birth. This…
FEMISE Research paper FEM43-07 : Effects of Syrian Refugees on Labor Markets of Host Middle Eastern and European Countries

FEMISE Research paper FEM43-07 : Effects of Syrian Refugees on Labor Markets of Host Middle Eastern and European Countries

29 January 2019
This research seeks to contribute to the assessment of refugees impact within labor markets and differing countries’ economies. The country review and the empirical results lead us to four main policy recommendations: - As for the majority of countries, no connection between the Syrian refugees’…
Euromesco Spot-On n°8 : Recovering EU-Egypt relations, but core political issues remain

Euromesco Spot-On n°8 : Recovering EU-Egypt relations, but core political issues remain

28 December 2018
The eighth EU – Egypt Association Council met on 20 December 2018, after the structure had resumed in 2015 and had met for the first time in seven years in 2017. Egypt is arguably more at ease with the revised and less conditional European Neighbourhood Policy structures. The EU – Egypt…
FEMISE report : Euro-Med sub-national governments in the fight against climate change

FEMISE report : Euro-Med sub-national governments in the fight against climate change

28 December 2018
INSTITUT DE LA MEDITERRANEE and its partners, FEMISE and association ENERGIES2050, announce the publication of the final version of the report on “Euro-Med sub-national governments in the fight against climate change: Framework for action, example of Région SUD Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and…
Intercultural trends and social change in the Euro-Mediterranean region – The Anna Lindh Report 2018

Intercultural trends and social change in the Euro-Mediterranean region – The Anna Lindh Report 2018

27 December 2018
More than 13000 people across 13 countries around the Mediterranean Sea were interviewed to learn about their expectations, concerns, interests and values. The result is the Intercultural Trends Report, an invitation to learn and to dialogue, an invitation to understand. “The new edition of the…
Case Study of EgyptERA peer review

Case Study of EgyptERA peer review

12 December 2018
In 2015, the Egyptian Electricity Regulator EgyptERA volunteered to undertake an assessment of its independence, duties and enforcement powers, accountability, transparency, and internal organisation. This peer review assessment, carried out by fellow Mediterranean regulators, resulted in a report…
SouthMed WiA informative handbook – Gender-related opportunities in the audiovisual sector

SouthMed WiA informative handbook – Gender-related opportunities in the audiovisual sector

05 December 2018
An informative handbook has been produced with the aim of filling an important gap in the existing publications available to film professionals. For the first time ever, in Arabic and in English, a book puts together relevant information about gender equality opportunities in the audiovisual sector…
EuroMesco policy brief n°86 – Morocco’s political use of islam and its religious diplomacy

EuroMesco policy brief n°86 – Morocco’s political use of islam and its religious diplomacy

04 December 2018
After the 2003 bombing attacks in Casablanca, Morocco has been actively seeking to limit the influence of opposing religious doctrines to the “Moroccan official Islam”. This was followed by a restructuring of the religious field that started in 2004. Additionally, after the reforms that followed…
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…