[HMLN Webinar] Early Childhood Care and Education for Refugees and Host Communities - Examples from Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey
Nov 25, 2020 / Highlight
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 children are highly influenced by...
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...
A Digital Financial Education to Support the «New Normal» in the Post-Pandemic Era
Oct 20, 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.
Achieving Territorial Resilience Through Youth Empowerment: 1st Meeting of the Mediterranean Youth for Climate Action Network (AGENDA)
[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.
Water & Collaboration Know No Boundaries: Two MedYWat Members Win 100.000 Euro Grant for Joint Project
Sep 05, 2019 / Blog entry
Ghadeer Arafeh and Faissal Aziz, two members of the Mediterranean Youth for Water (MedYWat), won a research grant of 100.000 euros from the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education for their project on “MENARA: Assessment of Wastewater Treatment Technologies and Promotion of Smart Irrigation Systems in the MENA Region Using an Eco-Friendly Gum.”
[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,...
Steps of Solidarity
Jun 18, 2019 / Highlight
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 from different sections of society are taking big...
Localizing the Global Compacts: UN Experts Meeting
Jun 05, 2019 / Highlight
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 not only the national dimension of migration and responses to refugee crisis, but also the actions needed at regional and local level.
[HMLN Webinar] Local Economic Development in Host Communities: The case of Bethlehem, Palestine
May 14, 2019 / Highlight
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 benefit from the presence of displaced communities...
[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...
Morocco, France, Germany, Portugal, and Spain Agree to Foster Corporate Trade of Renewable Electricity Between Each Other
Feb 06, 2019 / Blog entry
The 5 countries have signed on December 20, 2018 in Brussels a joint declaration that lays out their plan to facilitate cross-border trade of renewable electricity from producers to corporate consumers.
At COP 22, France, Germany, Morocco, Portugal and Spain signed the SET (Sustainable Electricity Trade) Roadmap: a declaration that would...
HMLN Webinar on Local Economic Development in Host Communities: Concept Note and Agenda
[HMLN Webinar] Local Economic Development in Host Communities
Dec 19, 2018 / Highlight
To support local governments dealing with a high influx of forcibly displaced, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) periodically organizes knowledge exchange, capacity building and learning activities for municipal representatives who are members of the Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN).
During the 3rd Annual Event...
Turning Labor Mobility into a Win-Win Deal – Young Moroccan Professionals Make it to The German Tourism Job Market
Oct 10, 2018 / Blog entry
The Economic Miracle of Women
Oct 08, 2018 / Library
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, shares the CMI’s vision for guaranteeing female inclusion in all sectors and introduces the stories of some of the most impressive women in the region who are...
CMI: Pour avoir un impact, l’approche régionale est essentielle
Oct 01, 2018 / Library
“Certains sujets ne peuvent être résolus que par des actions de politiques publiques régionales […], il faut travailler ensemble”, affirme Giulia Marchesini, senior partnership officer au Centre pour l'intégration en Méditerranée (CMI), interrogée par Acteurs Publics TV dans le cadre du congrès de Régions de France, à Marseille, jeudi 27 septembre...
Municipalities Exchange Knowledge on Hosting Refugees
Sep 12, 2018 / Blog entry
This article is based on interviews conducted during the CMI Training Workshop on Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development in Forced Displacement Contexts; Amman, Jordan; March 19-23, 2018.
Since 2016, local government representatives and members of the CMI-managed Host Municipalities Learning Network (HLMN) meet face-to-face or online...
Global Citizenship Education and the Rise of Nationalist Perspectives: Reflections and Possible Ways Forward
Aug 30, 2018 / Library
This paper by the United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization addresses violent and exclusionary forms of nationalism through the prism of Global Citizenship Education.
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...
[Regional Workshop] Integrating University and Private Sector Development: The Role of STP’s
Jun 28, 2018 / Highlight
Context and Theme
In a joint effort to promote a knowledge-based economy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the European Investment Bank (EIB), through the Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), and the Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) organized, in cooperation with a local consortium...
[Training Workshop] "Monitoring, Statistics, Indicator Building and Data Analysis for Members of the Libyan Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators"
Jun 28, 2018 / Highlight
Context & Theme
Emanating from the wish of ALESCO to build and reinforce Arab capacity and expertise with regards to scientific observatories, 12 Members of the “Libyan Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators" attended a training workshop in Tunisia.
The four days training was entitled “Monitoring, Statistics...
Summary Report: Monitoring, Statistics, Indicator Building and Data Analysis for Members of the Libyan Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators"
The Water Information Network System (WINS) : Sharing knowledge, Building Capacity, Connecting People
Strategies for Local Economic Development in Forced Displacement Contexts' Agenda
[Webinar] Strategies for Local Economic Development in Forced Displacement Contexts
Feb 07, 2018 / Highlight
Context and Rationale
Forced displacement is among the most pressing challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean region. As after six years of Syrian conflict, 92% of refugees reside outside camps. Their socio-economic inclusion with regards to access to labor and income is still insufficient and may limit their contributions to host economies as...
9th World Urban Forum - Agenda