25 Years After the Barcelona Process: Enhancing Mediterranean Integration
Nov 26, 2020 / Blog entry
Several studies focusing on regional integration had pointed to the existence of a large untapped potential to increase trade flows of goods and services, as well as Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and the mobility of people between the two shores of the Mediterranean.
You can read the full article on the Union for the Mediterranean ...
Enhancing Mediterranean Integration
Nov 26, 2020 / Blog entry
This essay by CMI Manager Blanca-Moreno Dodson, provides an insight on a forthcoming CMI report on the same topic. It advocates for trade liberalization, human capital development, and sectoral reforms which can bring Mediterranean countries closer together, especially now in times of COVID-19.
You can read the full article on The Cairo...
CMI Manager at UfM #Women4Mediterranean: E-Commerce Could Accelerate Jobs for Women in Times of COVID-19
Nov 26, 2020 / Library
In the context of the UfM #Women4Mediterranean High-Level Conference (November 16 - 20, 2020), and as part of a high-level panel comprised of intergovernmental agencies and Mediterranean think tanks representatives, CMI Manager, Ms. Blanca Moreno-Dodson presented COVID-19 as both an urgent challenge but also an opportunity for the Mediterranean....
[HMLN Webinar] Early Childhood Care and Education for Refugees and Host Communities - Examples from Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey
Nov 25, 2020 / Highlight
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Early Childhood Development is at risk in contexts of forced displacement, while the COVID-19 crisis and social distancing measures pose additional barriers to refugees and vulnerable children. The period from birth to eight years old, is a time of remarkable growth with brain development at its peak, when...
CMI and FEMISE Seal Partnership: Cooperation for Knowledge Creation and Policy Impact
Nov 10, 2020 / Highlight
Marseille, France, 10 November 2020 – The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), and FEMISE signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) marking the launch of a new collaboration agreement between the two organizations. CMI and FEMISE will conduct joint initiatives to reinforce Mediterranean dialogue and build synergies among Mediterranean...
COVID-19, Challenges and Opportunities: The case of Tunisia
Oct 26, 2020 / Library
This article is part of the CMI/FEMISE joint “COVID-19 Med Policy Brief Series”, aimed at addressing the urgent issue of the COVID-19 socio-economic effects and impact on the EU-Mediterranean region.
[Youth Forum] Young Med Voices Regional Virtual Forum: Harnessing Youth-Led Efforts for A Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation in the Framework of the 2030 Agenda
Sep 18, 2020 / Highlight
Context & Rationale
Held for the second year, the Euro-Med Debate and Policy Forum, is an inter-regional dialogue-based high-level event bringing together young leaders from across the two shores of the Mediterranean, trained in policy debate and active civil society players, for a program of online intercultural debates, policy...
Internationalization of Tertiary Education in the Middle East and North Africa
Sep 15, 2020 / Library
As the first MENA regionwide report on the subject, this report was conceived out of a real need for data and analysis on internationalization, as well as a direct demand from stakeholders including tertiary education institutions in the region. Its primary objectives are to raise awareness on internationalization, to encourage its becoming a...
She Too is a Development Hero: Women Make Change Happen in Host Municipalities across MENA and Turkey
Mar 10, 2020 / Blog entry
The empowerment of Refugee women and their self-reliance is increasingly at the center of development programs in local governments hosting forcibly displaced persons in Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Turkey target. How about those women who develop such municipal programs and deal with women’s inclusion while being women themselves?
Youth, Mobility and Employability in the Mediterranean
Flagship report Mobility in The Mediterranean: Forced Displacement, Migration and Human Capital
[2019 Results] Human Capital: Education, Labor Mobility and Employability
[High-Level Workshop] “Forced Displacement, Migration and Human Capital Mobility”
Nov 13, 2019 / Highlight
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 account its root causes as well as all related...
RESCUE, Refugees Education Support in MENA Countries
Oct 17, 2019 / Blog entry
RESCUE aims to help the Partner Country Universities in Iraq (KRG), Lebanon, and Jordan in structuring an effective response to the refugee crisis, by creating ad hoc units (the Refugee Student Operational Support Unit – R-SOS). Specific services and ad-hoc solutions will support refugee students in resuming their academic training path.
A Decade of Partnerships for Knowledge and Action
Summit of the Two Shores: CMI and UfM Joining Forces
[Summit of the Two Shores/Forum of the Mediterranean] Promoting Human, Economic and Sustainable Development in the Region
Jun 20, 2019 / Program
Background & Context
The Summit of the Two Shores, an initiative of French President Emmanuel Macron took place in Marseille on 24 June 2019. Building on unprecedented consultations with Mediterranean civil society, this event aims to boost cooperation between countries in the Western Mediterranean by implementing projects that support human,...
Agenda - [Summit of the Two Shores - Regional Dialogue] Shared Views on Key Issues in the Mediterranean
[Summit of the Two Shores - Regional Dialogue] Shared Views on Key Issues in the Mediterranean
May 15, 2019 / Highlight
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 Fund (UNFPA) and Injuve.
[Summit of the Two Shores - Youth, Education & Mobility Forum] CMI Advocates for a New Narrative on Education, Employability and Mobility
Apr 23, 2019 / Highlight
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/Governments from the 5+5 Western Mediterranean Dialogue...
The Middle East and North Africa Cannot Miss The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Mar 25, 2019 / Blog entry
Le modèle d’industrialisation qui s’appliquait traditionnellement aux pays en développement n’est peut-être plus opérant pour la région du Moyen-Orient et de l’Afrique du Nord (MENA). Mais il n’y a pas lieu de s’en désoler. D’abord parce que l’horizon des chaînes de montage automobile n’est plus celui auquel aspirent les générations jeunes et...
Talking Migration: Young Mediterranean Voices Debate
Investing in Human Capital: Youth, Innovation and Labor Mobility
2018 Results: Human Capital
Enabling Business Environment and Private Sector Mobilization: Armenia, Yerevan Municipality; Economic Programs for Refugees
Jan 21, 2019 / Blog entry
Yerevan Municipality implements economic programs aimed at enabling the business environment through the economic integration of Syrian businessmen in the local context, together with social activities for housing of refugees and education programs for young Syrians.
Lead Authority or Organization: Yerevan Municipality
Area: Yerevan, Republic...
[Agenda] Education, Migration and Employability: Youth as the Engine for Change in the Mediterranean Region
Cycle économique (Discussion Series)
Dec 03, 2018 / Program
The Center for Mediterranean Integration
About the Cycle économique (Discussion Series)
The CMI’s “Cycle économique” is the result of a consensus between intellectuals from the two shores of the Mediterranean on the need to address the pressing issues faced by the whole region. It consists in a working group of...
The World Bank Commits to Invest in the Future of the Mediterranean by Investing in its Youth!
[Discussion series] Education, Migration and Employability: Youth as the Engine for Change in the Mediterranean Region
Dec 03, 2018 / Highlight
46.5% of the total population in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is under the age of 24 making it one most youthful regions worldwide.
However, young populations throughout the region are experiencing a threefold exclusion on the economic, social and political levels, with high unemployment and a lack of opportunities...
A Moonshot for the Middle East and North Africa
Nov 20, 2018 / Blog entry
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region needs to reinvent its economic model to meet the aspirations of its people. It needs a new vision – one that’s built around a shift towards a promising future, while being cognizant of the fundamental challenges of today. In recent years, the region has witnessed the devastating effects of the unmet...