EMNES study: Trade flows and the impact of EU-Med trade and investment agreements on Euro-Med countries

EMNES study: Trade flows and the impact of EU-Med trade and investment agreements on Euro-Med countries

13 November 2017
Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES) has published a new study on Trade and investment in the Mediterranean. The Southern Mediterranean region is economically closely linked to the EU. Both regions have sought to tighten this relationship via preferential trade agreements. Along…
FEMISE research paper : Potential Accession to the Revised WTO Government Procurement Agreement: The Cases of Egypt and Turkey

FEMISE research paper : Potential Accession to the Revised WTO Government Procurement Agreement: The Cases of Egypt and Turkey

06 November 2017
Government procurement concerns how public authorities spend taxpayers’ money on goods, services and infrastructure. In each country public procurement is typically governed at the national level by setting rules that try to balance a number of goals. Of these goals, transparency, non-…
FEMISE research paper: Twin Deficits and the Sustainability of Macroeconomic Policies in Selected European and Mediterranean Partner Countries

FEMISE research paper: Twin Deficits and the Sustainability of Macroeconomic Policies in Selected European and Mediterranean Partner Countries

27 October 2017
The empirical results validate the Twin Deficit hypothesis in both EU and MED samples, but with diverging findings regarding the direction of causality. While the trade balance seems to be driving the budget deficit in MED countries –thereby validating the current account targeting approach – the…
Policy Brief n.2: Towards Youth-Inclusive Policies in the Mediterranean

Policy Brief n.2: Towards Youth-Inclusive Policies in the Mediterranean

27 October 2017
This is a summary of final policy recommendation report of the FP7 POWER2YOUTH project, delivering the main findings, the causes of ‘exclusion’ of young people in SEM countries and the key policy messages. Power2Youth is a consortium made up of 12 institutes and universities funded by the European…
Marginalization, Young People in the South and East Mediterranean, and Policy. An Analysis of Young People's Experiences of Marginalization across Six SEM Countries, and Guidelines for Policy-makers

Marginalization, Young People in the South and East Mediterranean, and Policy. An Analysis of Young People's Experiences of Marginalization across Six SEM Countries, and Guidelines for Policy-makers

27 October 2017
This report provides a summary of the major findings of Power2Youth that are pertinent to policy development. It recommends guidelines for developing progressive and youth-informed national and supranational policy for dealing with young people’s marginalization in the South and East Mediterranean…
Institutions and labour markets in the Southern Mediterranean countries: A survey of Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia

Institutions and labour markets in the Southern Mediterranean countries: A survey of Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia

23 October 2017
EMNES published a new study under the title “Institutions and labour markets in the Southern Mediterranean countries – A survey of Egypt, Jordan, Morocco & Tunisia”. The study provides a survey of the institutional environment in which labour markets in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia are…
Youth employment in the Mediterranean region: Is further regional integration the way forward for job creation?

Youth employment in the Mediterranean region: Is further regional integration the way forward for job creation?

18 October 2017
The employment and social impact of the global financial and sovereign European crises has been particularly severe in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Southern, Eastern and Northern Mediterranean countries have all been experiencing a prolonged employment crisis, whereas the improving employment…
Femise research paper: Do emigrants self-select along cultural traits? Evidence from the MENA countries

Femise research paper: Do emigrants self-select along cultural traits? Evidence from the MENA countries

09 October 2017
Migrants’ selection by cultural traits, beliefs and practices has been largely understudied in the existing literature. In an attempt to fill this gap, this paper investigates whether migration aspirations, concrete plans to emigrate, and preferred destination choices are influenced by cultural…
TAIEX and Twinning – Highlights 2016

TAIEX and Twinning – Highlights 2016

06 October 2017
There are many ways to promote democracy and stability, the rule of law and good governance, as well as economic development and prosperity in the Neighbourhood and Enlargement regions. Since the start of their operations, TAIEX and its longer–term sibling, Twinning, contributed to achieving these…
Empowering people and building peaceful societies – Cooperation between the EU and the UNDP in the Arab States region

Empowering people and building peaceful societies – Cooperation between the EU and the UNDP in the Arab States region

04 October 2017
“Empowering people and building peaceful societies” is the first major publication about the cooperation between the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Arab States region. It describes the context, goals and added value of the partnership, takes stock of how…