UN Habitat Commits to Implementing the Global Compact on Migration
Dec 12, 2018 / Highlight
On the back drop of the Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the Global Compact for Migration for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, UN-Habitat contributed to the 5th Mayoral Forum Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility, Migration and Development and organized a side event alongside the Intergovernmental Conference. Together with partners from the...
The Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN): Championing Local Economic Development Since 2016
Nov 15, 2018 / Library
The Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN) is an intiative by the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) as an attempt to respond to the refugees crisis in the Middle East. Established back in 2016, the HMLN counts now 5 countries, 117+ local governments, 265+ members, 60+ institutional and local partners. It aims at...
[Compendium] Experiences in Hosting Refugees: Local Economic Development in Host Communities
التضافر من أجل إحداث التأثير: احتفاءً بالذكرى السنوية العاشرة، الاتحاد من أجل المتوسط ومركز التكامل المتوسطي يرسخان شراكتهما من أجل التنمية في منطقة البحر الأبيض المتوسط
Une synergie pour un plus grand impact : Pour leur 10ème anniversaire l’Union pour la Méditerranée et le Centre pour l’Intégration en Méditerranée scellent un partenariat pour le développement en Méditerranée
[Spanish] Una sinergia para un mayor impacto: Para su 10º aniversario, la Unión por el Mediterráneo y el Centro para la Integración en el Mediterráneo sellan una colaboración para el desarrollo en la región
UFM and CMI Seal Partnership
Nov 13, 2018 / Highlight
Marseille, France, 13 November 2018 – The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) signed a 3-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) marking the launch of a new collaboration agreement between the two organizations. The parties will cooperate on promoting development and integration in the Euro-...
Proceedings - Workshop: Fiscal Reforms for Low Carbon Growth in the Mediterranean
[Youth Debate] Youth and Mobility in the Mediterranean!
Nov 07, 2018 / Highlight
This event is open to the public and entrance is free, so don't hesitate to join us!
46.5% of the total population in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is under the age of 25 making it one most youthful regions worldwide.
However, about 30% of the youth population is currently unemployed. Youth unemployment has...
CMI Mediterranean Water Heroes Contest around World Water Day 2019 on Water and Migration
Oct 30, 2018 / Highlight
Every year, World Water Day draws the world’s attention to key global water issues. World Water Day 2019 will focus on Water and Migration. Youth has an important role to play in working towards regional water security and increased water awareness. Young people are involved in innovative water-related projects and research around the...
Emanuela Menichetti, Mediterranean Energy Observatory (OME) – Support Schemes in the South and East Mediterranean Countries
Mario Mansour, International Monetary Fund (IMF)- Taxation and the Environment in MENA
Mario Ragwitz, Fraunhofer-Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) – The Evolution Toward Market Mechanisms Such As Auctions in the European Union Under the New RES Directive
Waleed Alsuraih, World Bank - Role of Regional Trade in Supporting scale-up RES
Kurt Van Dender, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Tax Policy Aspects of Decarbonisation
Jacques Percebois, Montpellier University / CREDEN / Climate Economics Chair - La promotion des énergies renouvelables: approche méthodologique
Moheb Malak, Ministry of Finance, Egypt - Fiscal Reforms for a Low Carbon Energy Transition
Paolo Verme, World Bank - The Quest for Subsidies Reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region (2010-2014)
Thomas Flochel, World Bank - Energy Subsidies in Mediterranean Developing Countries and their Reform
Gabriela Mundaca, World Bank - Energy Subsidies, Economic Growth, and CO2 Emissions
Empowering Women in Rural and Agricultural Areas
Oct 16, 2018 / Highlight
Gender Equality is key for development in the Middle East and North Africa. Countries must bridge gender gaps to achieve their full potential. CMI Manager, Blanca Moreno-Dodson, shared the CMI’s vision for guaranteeing female inclusion in all sectors at the fourth High-Level Conference on Women’s Empowerment entitled, "Women Build Inclusive...
[Regional Conference] Mediterranean of the Future - Act 2: Youth & Innovation First!
Oct 15, 2018 / Highlight
[Workshop] Youth as Drivers for Change in the Mediterranean
Young people from the Mediterranean face a threefold exclusion on the economic, social and political levels, preventing them from achieving fulfillment in the working life and in the public sphere.
300 million young people will enter the labor market in the Middle East...
Turning Labor Mobility into a Win-Win Deal – Young Moroccan Professionals Make it to The German Tourism Job Market
Oct 10, 2018 / Blog entry
Many of us move in circles where we take our mobility across borders for granted. The pull of a better education or a higher paying job has taken so many of us far away from home. Beyond our personal experiences, at the World Bank we’ve made the case on the benefits of greater mobility and we’re walking the talk. Using economist’s jargon of “...
[Workshop] Fiscal Reforms for Low Carbon Growth in the Mediterranean
Oct 08, 2018 / Highlight
In December 2017, participants at the One Planet Summit cautioned that “we are losing the battle” on climate change and we are “nowhere near” being able to contain rising temperatures to between 1.5°C to 2°C.
Altering the trajectory of carbon emissions will require operationalizing the Paris Accord’s Nationally Determined...
The Economic Miracle of Women
Oct 08, 2018 / Blog entry
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Gender Equality, the guarantee of access to equal rights and opportunities for women same as their men counterparts, has yet to be fully achieved for women across the globe.
Historically, women have been actively pursuing their right to equality since the nineteenth century, and maybe even longer.
CMI Manager: Host Municipalities’ Access to Private Capital is Key
Oct 03, 2018 / Library
In the context of the World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty (WACAP) Conference on Cities and Migration, CMI Manager Blanca Moreno-Dodson discusses municipal finance for migrant integration and how can the diaspora play a role in local development.
[Regional Conference] Women, Water & Youth: Perspectives from the MENA Region
Sep 27, 2018 / Highlight
The Mediterranean region is the most water scarce region in the world and one of the most vulnerable to climate change and extreme weather events. Combating water scarcity in order to reduce environmental damage effects could be conducive to job creation and entrepreneurship, particularly among Mediterranean youth and women, with...
MedYWat Mid-Term Integrated Training
Sep 17, 2018 / Highlight
From 17th to 19th September, the Center for Mediterranean Integration will organize an integrated training for the CMI-managed Mediterranean Youth for Water (MedYWat) Coordination group in Bari, Italy. The group will also participate in the second edition of the CIHEAM Mediterranean Forum “Research and Innovation as Tools for Sustainable...
[Agenda] Women, Water and Youth: Perspectives from the MENA Region
The University for Refugees: a Successful Model of Integration
Aug 23, 2018 / Blog entry
In a globalized and interconnected world, characterized by a technological revolution affecting all countries, and by a landmark event, involving Europe above all, which is linked to the largest migration in the history of mankind, the Universities must discover a new mission, a new role and a new function.
The problem of forced migrations...