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Call for Policy Briefs: Responding to COVID-19 Challenges in the Mediterranean Region

  • Starts: May 28, 2020
  • Ends: Jun 26, 2020
  • By: FEMISE and CMI
  • The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) and FEMISE announce the launch of the Call for a new joint Policy Brief series, to address the urgent issue of the COVID-19 socio-economic effects and impact on the EU-Mediterranean region.

     

    Rationale

    The recent coronavirus crisis threatens the health, economies and societies of all countries. In Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries, the fight against the pandemic is even more complicated due to pre-existing structural rigidities. Cooperation and EU-Med strategies in key sectors are needed. Therefore, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) and FEMISE join forces and launch their joint series of Policy Briefs called “COVID-19 MED BRIEFS”. A Call for Policy Briefs is open for all researchers with interest and knowledge on the subject. The first issue of this series is available today, launching the joint initiative.

     

    Objective 

    This series of Policy Briefs will be produced to make a contribution towards the policymaking process by addressing the economic, social and welfare effects of COVID-19 on the EU-Med and how Mediterranean integration can be reinforced in order to overcome the crisis and trigger further transformation in the region.

     

    About the call for contributions

    The Call for the COVID-19 MED BRIEFS will include several rounds. The first round is now open, and researchers have until June 26th to submit a Policy Brief for evaluation and eventual selection.

     

    The topic should be addressing the issue of the COVID-19 socio-economic crisis and its implication on the EU-Med (short and medium run) and identifying concrete policy actions pointing to solutions and ways forward.

     

    Information on how to submit and the General Guidelines for the “COVID-19 MED BRIEFS” can be found here.

     

    The first COVID-19 MED BRIEF, entitled “Implications of the coronavirus crisis in the Mediterranean and in the Middle East”, by Constantin Tsakas (FEMISE, Institut de la Méditerranée, can be found here.