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Nov 13, 2019 / Program
Context & Rationale At the present time, issues related to flows and movements of people – in all their forms – figure prominently among the most pressing, relevant and, often, divisive policy agendas in the Mediterranean region.   A comprehensive approach to migration is needed, taking into... read more
Sep 05, 2019 / Program
Context Local Economic Development (LED) strategies are essential in forced displacement contexts. In the presence of a rapid population growth following a displacement crisis, Local Economic Development (LED) strategies with a focus on attracting the private sector and enabling refugee-led... read more
Aug 09, 2019 / Program
MENA FOCUS - Mediterranean Youth Unites Around Water     Rationale   The MENA Focus is the Water Week’s Regional Days dedicated to the Middle East and North Africa that were introduced in 2016 and coordinated ever since by GWP-Med. Being part of the MENA Focus, the showcase will discuss the context... read more
Jun 18, 2019 / Program
Context Every year there is a special theme to highlight the World Refugee Day to draw attention to the importance of shared efforts and solidarity. The 2019 Theme is #StepWithRefugees — Take A Step on World Refugee Day. Around the world, communities, schools, businesses, faith groups and people... read more
Jun 11, 2019 / Program
Background Fragility and conflicts, unemployment and exclusion, vulnerability to climate change, and even increased violent extremism in some enclaves, contribute to forced displacements and instability. This turmoil in the Middle East and Africa regions does not just affect them. The whole world... read more
Jun 05, 2019 / Program
Context: In December 2018, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) and the Global Compact for Refugees (GCR), were adopted by UN Member States. Both Compacts acknowledge... read more
Jun 04, 2019 / Program
Photo Credit: Ezzldeen Al-Natour   Context Since June 2016 the Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN) supports host local governments with evidence-based knowledge and Capacity... read more
Jun 04, 2019 / Program
Photo Credit: Ezzldeen Al-Natour   Context Local governments are in a strategic position to address the needs of host communities and the displaced. Forcibly displaced populations are not evenly spread through the host countries but rather tend to concentrate in some regions, and especially within... read more
May 15, 2019 / Program
Civil Society and Youth’s Views for an Inclusive and Sustainable Future in the Mediterranean     In collaboration with: The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF), the United Nations Population... read more
May 14, 2019 / Program
Context Local Economic Development (LED) strategies are essential in forced displacement contexts. In presence of a rapid population growth following a displacement crisis, Local Economic Development (LED) strategies with a focus on attracting the local and refugee private sector could help cities... read more
May 09, 2019 / Program
Strategies Towards More Sustainable Food Systems in the Mediterranean Region Background & Context: Summit of the Two Shores of the Mediterranean   On 27th August 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a Mediterranean summit penciled for 23rd and 24th June 2019 in Marseille, France:... read more
Apr 23, 2019 / Program
Background & Context   On 27th August 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a Mediterranean summit penciled for 23rd and 24th June 2019 in Marseille, France: the Summit of the Two Shores of the Western Mediterranean. This high-level meeting will bring together Heads of State/... read more
Apr 11, 2019 / Program
Qu’est-ce que la résilience urbaine ? La résilience urbaine désigne la capacité d’une communauté urbaine de s’adapter à une variété de chocs et de risques allant des catastrophes naturelles aux changements sociaux, économiques, politiques et culturels.   Vue d'ensemble Chaque année, les... read more
Mar 04, 2019 / Program
Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network South-South Knowledge Exchange 2nd CMI CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development Turkey, July 01-05, 2019 (location and date tbc)   APPLY HERE BEFORE MARCH 24, 2019:  English language: ... read more

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