The potential for EU-MENA labor arbitrage
Consultative workshop on draft report Program
Making Bilateral Labor Agreements work
Summary Note - IPR Workshop
Institutional background – by Fabrizio Ferucci, Egis study firm
Session 1 - Suyuti Haryadi - Yogyakarta City Disaster Risk Resilience : Living in Harmony
City of Saida - Review of National Urbanization Framework
Press release - Report: Young People in Tunisia Still Frustrated by Social and Economic Obstacles
Workshop Presentation - UKP May 22-23
City of Marrakech - Municipal Finance Report - Short Version
U-Multirank : A New Multi-Dimensional Ranking
Reframing Europe’s Immigration Questions through an Urban Lens
Dec 16, 2014 / Blog entry
By Manjula Luthria* and Casey Weston**
This year’s European parliamentary elections revealed three important paradoxes in European migration dialogue. First, public discourse displayed egregious misalignment between popular perceptions of immigration and immigration realities. These unfounded perceptions of immigration’s impacts fueled the...
A Participatory Approach: Citizens as Key Players in Urban Development
Dec 11, 2014 / Blog entry
CFAD Training Course on "Local Democracy and Citizen Participation in Municipal Action"
By Agnes Wiedemann*
Tunisian municipalities play a key role in the process of democratic transition of the country. The new constitution (adapted in January 2014) emphasizes that "local authorities shall adopt the mechanisms of participatory democracy and...
Conversation on Cities and Citizens: Game Changers for Inclusive Development
Oct 16, 2014 / Highlight
How can a city become a place where people are empowered, opportunities exist for all, and policies promote the well-being of its citizens? Can new technologies make governments more accountable to citizens? In this event, development leaders will discuss the transformative power of inclusive institutions and citizen engagement for enhancing...
Urban Projects Finance Initiative (UPFI)
Oct 16, 2014 / Program
The Urban Projects Finance Initiative (UPFI) is co-managed by the European Investment Bank and the Agence Française de Développement, and is in partnership with the the Union for the Mediterranean. Its objective is to identify, prepare and present for financing integrated, sustainable, and innovative urban development projects that meet the...
Network of Mediterranean Sustainable Urban Developers
Oct 16, 2014 / Program
French Urban Authority Euroméditerranée in Marseille (EPAEM), Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC), Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI).
European Investment Bank, French Development Agency
Through annual conferences, workshops and field visits on pilot projects, the Network aims at...
A multi-dimensional policy is needed to address the many facets of exclusion and to promote greater youth participation
Oct 03, 2014 / Highlight
TUNIS, October 2, 2014— Three years after the revolution, young people in Tunisia have a limited presence in politics, continue to face high levels of unemployment and are not systematically consulted on key issues that directly affect them. A new report from the World Bank and the Center for Mediterranean Integration maps out the sources of this...
Experts’ Meeting: An Innovation Scoreboard for the MENA
Sep 03, 2014 / Highlight
The European Investment Bank (EIB) through the Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), in collaboration with ISESCO and UN-ESCWA Technology Center, organized a regional experts’ meeting on the 19th and 20th November 2014 at the League of The Arab States (LAS) in Cairo, Egypt. This meeting aimed to initiate and develop an innovation...
Economic Transitions in the Mediterranean
Aug 04, 2014 / MDF
At the initiative of academics from both the Northern and Southern Mediterranean who are convinced that there is a common destiny for the nations and peoples of this region, a working group met to consider the transitions underway in the Arab nations. This initiative was launched in November 2013 and is facilitated by the Center for Mediterranean...
Why Does City Resilience Matter? Interviews with Decision-Makers and Experts from MENA Region and Beyond
Jul 31, 2014 / Highlight
The MENA Urbanization Knowledge Platform (MENA UKP) team is proud to launch a series of six video blogs on the resilience of cities in MENA and beyond.
These interviews see city leaders, decision-makers, development experts, academics, private sector representatives, from the MENA region and beyond, reflect on the rising concern of urban risk...
Creating the Right Ecosystem for Knowledge Valorisation: A Case Study of ODTÜ Teknokent
Jul 07, 2014 / Highlight
The CMI and the EIB, in collaboration with the ISESCO and the UN-ESCWA Technology Centre, are organising a regional workshop about the contribution of the Quadruple Helix actors to knowledge transfer within Science and Technology Parks (STPs) on June 16th-18th, 2014 in Ankara, Turkey.
ODTÜ Teknokent, a Science Park that...
Ten Years after Morocco’s Family Code Reforms: Are Gender Gaps Closing?
May 13, 2014 / Blog entry
By Paul Scott Prettitore*
Family Code Reforms Set Grounds for Gender Equality
In 2004, the Government of Morocco made major amendments to its Family Code, known as the Moudawana. These reforms addressed two key aspects of gender inequality. The first was that husbands and wives were provided ‘joint responsibility’ in family matters, making...
Regional Event: 12-13 June 2014 - From Vision to Action - Strengthening the Governance-Quality Assurance Nexus in Higher Education in MENA
Apr 30, 2014 / Highlight
The last two decades have witnessed a strong push for more university autonomy around the globe, paired with a request for higher education institutions to be accountable not only to those directly involved– the academic community, students and their families – but also the wider public. As such, the topic of quality assurance has played a...
Apply now for a free e-learning course organized by the WB e-Institute on Sustainable Urban Land Use Planning (September 24 - November 11, 2014)
Apr 28, 2014 / Highlight
Urbanization is the defining global phenomenon of this century. For the first time in history, more than half the world’s population lives in urban areas. Between 2000 and 2030, in developing countries, the urban population is expected to double, and entire built-up areas are projected to triple if current trends continue. This rapid demographic...
Arab Youth Debate: Have Young People Reaped the Fruits of the Arab Spring?
Apr 01, 2014 / Highlight
The Arab Youth Debate will feature youth activists from across the region debating the critical question: Have young people reaped the fruits of the Arab Spring? Moderated by Alajzeera’s Abderrahim Foukara, the debate will take place in Tunisia, on April 1st, 2014, at at 7pm (Tunis time).
Three years ago, Arab youth seized the initiative and...
Egypt and Tunisia's New Constitutions Recognize the Importance of Knowledge Economy and Intellectual Property Rights
Mar 03, 2014 / Blog entry
*أحمد عبد اللطيف
قامت مصر وتونس في شهر يناير/كانون الثاني الماضي بسن دستورين جديدين في سياق التغيّرات السياسية التي شهدهما البلدان بعد ثورتي عام 2011 اللتين أسقطتا نظامي مبارك وبن علي. وبينما تركز معظم اهتمام الرأي العام على كيفية معالجة هذه الدساتير لعدد من الموضوعات الشائكة مثل نظام الحكم ودور الدين ووضعية الحريات الأساسية، كان هناك اهتمامٌ...
Workshop on Patents and Structural Intangibles in the Mediterranean
Dec 23, 2013 / Highlight
The European Investment Bank, in its role as lead of the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) programme “Innovation Capacities”, organised a workshop on the development of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in the Southern Mediterranean on the 7th of June, 2013 in Paris. This workshop was part of the annual “World Conference on Intellectual...
'Paper Trails', the ILM Discussion Note Series
Dec 02, 2013 / Highlight
The International Labor Mobility program is proud to announce its first set of newsletters in its Paper Trails series. The discussion notes provide an opportunity to highlight ongoing work, discuss emerging findings, and share ideas to build stronger migration systems. The series is intended to spur debate and discussion. Below are the first...
Supporting the Development of a Regional Arab Youth Led Platform
Nov 08, 2013 / Highlight
More than 20 young representatives from 11 Arab countries met in Marseille, on November 5-6, 2013 under the auspices of CMI, the League of Arab States and the World Bank to plan the establishment of a common platform. As part of the CMI supported Arab Youth Initiative, this platform will gather youth led NGOs across the MENA region with the...
Governance and Management of Science and Technology Parks
Oct 21, 2013 / Highlight
Most countries recognise that investing in Science & Technology Parks (STP) and innovation cities is essential to building a knowledge economy. The CMI and the EIB in collaboration with the ISESCO are organising a regional workshop on Science and Technology Parks (STP) in MENA region. This event will take place on the 4th and 5th of November,...