Making Bilateral Labor Agreements work
The Egyptian Migrants in Numbers, Wael Farrag, Egypt
Regional workshop on the KE BIOS
Inventory of Impact Assessment of International Migration: Projects/Programmes Carried Out by GMG Agencies, Ann Pawliczko, United Nations Population Fund
Séminaire - L’employabilité des jeunes au Liban : le rôle de la formation professionnelle, de l’enseignement technique et de l’entrepreneuriat
1.Regional workshop on the KE summary
Preparing and Inspiring Tomorrow’s Business Leaders
سوق العمل اللبناني وجهات نظر ومطالب شبابية
Étude sur le secteur et l'insertion professionnelle des lauréats de l'enseignement technique et de la formation professionnelle au Liban
Marché, emploi et formation dans le secteur de l’Efficacité Energétique
La Gouvernance dans l’Enseignement Supérieur: Tendances Mondiales
Migration, Employment and Protection of Migrants, María Luisa Casado López, Directorate General for Immigration, Ministry of Labour and Immigration. Spain
مشروع التعليم للريادة - لبنان
Briefing Note No. 2: Temporary Labor Migration Programs
Towards a National Policy on International Migration and Development for Jamaica, Toni-Shae Freckleton, Planning Institute of Jamaica
Agenda - Youth Employability in Lebanon
Maroc: "Quelle feuille de route pour l’économie fondée sur la connaissance ?" (fr)
The potential for EU-MENA labor arbitrage
Accord entre le gouvernement de la République Française et le gouvernement de la République de Maurice relatif au séjour et à la migration circulaire de professionnels, Murielle Dejaeghère, France - French only
Knowledge Economy Conference Report, Rabat, Morocco, June 24 2013
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...
Against a Backdrop of Upheaval in Relations between both Sides of the Mediterranean: Tourism, Now More than Ever, Acts as a Driver of Integration, Closer Relations, Growth, Job Creation, and Environmental Protection
Nov 20, 2014 / Blog entry
By Agnès Levallois*
The desire to discuss tourism at the workshop organized jointly by the Provence Alpes-Côte-d'Azur Region and the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) could, at first glance, seem surprising, if not out of place, in view of the situation in several southern Mediterranean countries. However, nothing could be further from...
AFD and the European Union in support to Youth employment in Lebanon
Nov 04, 2014 / Highlight
More than 20 percent of youth in Lebanon is unemployed, and more than 40 percent of educated young people leave the country within five years after graduation. Lebanon, like many countries in the Mediterranean, suffers a severe mismatch of skills between demands of the market place and low quality of vocational education and training....
Looking Local: Migrant Labor Market Integration At An Urban Scale
Oct 29, 2014 / Blog entry
By Casey Weston*
European countries have designed a wide variety of national policies to improve the labor market integration of migrants. Migrant employment outcomes, however, seem uncorrelated to the intensity of these national-level strategies. On November 3rd, the World Bank/Center for Mediterranean Integration International Labor Mobility (...
ARABTERM: A new online technical dictionary in Arabic, English, French, and German
Sep 03, 2014 / Blog entry
By Guido Zebisch*
ARABTERM is a quadrilingual technical dictionary offering glossaries in German, English and French and especially, the translation of terms along with an illustrated definition in Arabic (www.arabterm.org). The project is jointly commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the...
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...
Welcoming Migrants: Planning for Inclusion
Jun 02, 2014 / Blog entry
By Casey Weston*
Living in Marseille should give those of us working at the Center for Mediterranean Integration a unique perspective on the MENA region; after all, 20% of Marseille’s population is foreign-born, including many immigrants from MENA. In my particular neighborhood, tagines are more popular than ratatouilles, and “Salaam” more...
Welcoming Migrants: Cities offer a Beacon of Hope
Jun 02, 2014 / Blog entry
By Manjula Luthria*
When US-born 24-year old aspiring physician Ms. Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America in September last year, she inspired a celebration of beauty, brains, ambition and America’s diversity. At the same time twitter exploded with angry tweets protesting the crowning of a “foreigner, terrorist, Miss 7-11.” In January this year...
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...
Embracing Skilled Migration: Global Skills Partnerships to Solve Global Skills Shortages
May 02, 2014 / Blog entry
This article is the third in a 3 part blog series on brain drain in the context of international labor mobility. Its aim is to question the conventional wisdom and help devise win-win solutions to age old problems.
By Manjula Luthria*
Earlier in this series we marked the omnipresent concern about brain drain and noted that because the term...