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
The traditional route of industrialization for developing countries may no longer be available for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This should not be a source of regret, as the aspirations of the region’s young and well-educated population extend far beyond auto assembly lines. Furthermore, the repetitive work of an assembly line...
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
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...
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...
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...
Prevention of Violent Extremism Through Education
Nov 19, 2018 / Library
Through this Policy Brief, UNESCO seeks to show, through evidence-based research, that PVE-E works and can contribute to ensuring inclusive and quality education for all. The document also highlights educational activities that are most likely to produce positive results. The aim is to help education stakeholders undertake programmes with stronger...
UFM and CMI Seal Partnership
Nov 13, 2018 / Highlight
Marseille, France, 13 November 2018 – The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) signed a 3-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) marking the launch of a new collaboration agreement between the two organizations. The parties will cooperate on promoting development and integration in the Euro-...
Syrian Refugees and The Schooling Challenge
Oct 29, 2018 / Blog entry
In 2017, the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, estimated that globally 68.5 million people had been forcefully displaced—the worst such crisis since World War II. Of these, 40 million were internally displaced peoples (IDPs), 25.4 million were refugees, and 3.1 million were asylum seekers. Over half were minors and over half of those minors were out of...
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...
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...
[HMLN 3rd Annual Peer-to-Peer Workshop] Local Economic Development in Host Communities
Jul 30, 2018 / Highlight
Since 2016, the Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN) provides a platform for peer-to-peer learning and collaboration for local governments hosting refugees in the Middle East and Turkey facilitated by the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI). The HMLN contributes to improving members’ capacities for ensuring the...
[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...