COP 26 Water Pavilion Session on: Youth for Water: Steering Water Policymaking in the Mediterranean Region
Nov 08, 2021 / Highlight
The UK is currently hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow. The first-ever Water & Climate Pavilion is mobilizing the water community and partners in the global climate action community, in order to shed light on the role of water in meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement and to...
Human Capital and Mobility
Sep 28, 2021 / Program
Countries of the southern Mediterranean.
Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Anna Lindh Foundation, British Council, Club de Madrid, European Investment Bank (EIB), Qatar Foundation, UNESCO, UNINETTUNO, Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), Aix-Marseille University (AMU), and the World Bank
[Webinar] Flagship report: Transforming Markets for More and Better Jobs in MENA
May 31, 2021 / Highlight
Virtual consultative workshop
Flagship report “Transforming Markets for More and Better Jobs in MENA”: Virtual consultative
The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) and the World Bank, in partnership with the Policy Center for the New South, are organizing a virtual consultative workshop on June 7, 2021, to engage youth...
[Agenda] Flagship report “Transforming Markets for More and Better Jobs in MENA”
[2021 Results] Socio-Economic Transformation: Co-Development and Integration
[2021 Results] Dialogue of the Two Shores
[2021 Results] Socio-Economic Transformation: Human Capital and Mobility
[ONLINE TRAINING] Approaches, Methods and Tools for Host Municipalities to Engage with the Private Sector
Apr 28, 2021 / Highlight
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic brought new challenges in countries already struggling to manage the additional social and economic pressure of hosting refugees and displaced. The lockdown measures put in place in many countries led to closure of businesses and halt of economic activities. Although social support measures were put in...
Webinar Program and Agenda - How can Municipalities Hosting Refugees Work with The Private Sector for Economic Recovery?
[Webinar] How can Municipalities Hosting Refugees Work with The Private Sector for Economic Recovery?
Apr 13, 2021 / Highlight
COVID-19 has had severe economic impacts on local economies and communities, particularly the most vulnerable. The pandemic has disrupted supply chains and led to reverse migration, stagnant rural non-farm economies, and devastating consequences for community/women groups, youth, and informal workers. Extreme poverty is likely to...
[HMLN Webinar] Funding Opportunities for Development Projects in Municipalities Hosting Refugees
Mar 22, 2021 / Highlight
Following HMLN members’ requests, the CMI and the GIZ Connective Cities Program have been working together to increase municipal capacities in finding alternative sources of funding. Among the activities, Connective cities led a Practitioners’ Workshop on “Local Economic Development and Job Creation in the Middle East and North Africa...
Enhancing Mediterranean Integration
Jan 21, 2021 / Library
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Barcelona Process, this report examines the various dimensions of Mediterranean integration in today’s context and provides policy recommendations for enhancing Mediterranean integration, beyond trade agreements. The report suggests enhancing growth through comprehensive trade reforms, while also...
Guidance Document: Local Inclusion for Migrants and Refugees
Jan 15, 2021 / Library
After a first meeting at the margins of International Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Migration in 2018, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and development (OECD), the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United...
[New Website] Dialogue of the Two Shores
Dec 14, 2020 / Highlight
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...
Water and Climate Change Entrepreneurial E-Bootcamp
Nov 24, 2020 / Highlight
See Bootcamp's website
Back in June 2020, in the framework of the World Water Day organized annually by the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), the CMI, Cewas Middle East and the Mediterranean Youth for Water MedYWat network, jointly implemented an e-Hackathon which gathered 61 young participants from the Mediterranean...
[CMI-FEMISE Webinar Series] Navigating through COVID-19 in the Mediterranean Act 1: Strategies for Integration and Resilience
Nov 23, 2020 / Highlight
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The recent coronavirus crisis threatens the health, economies and societies of any country, regardless of its level of development. In the countries of the East and South of the Mediterranean the fight against the pandemic is even more complicated. It must be done with limited healthcare and economic...
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...
MENA Countries Can Improve Trade and Regional Integration to Improve the Economy After COVID-19
Oct 27, 2020 / Library
In this interview, MENA Economic Update authors Ha Nguyen, World Bank Senior Economist for MENA, and Blanca Moreno-Dodson, Director of the Centre for Mediterranean Integration, explain just how trade openness in the region can be significant in achieving inclusiveness and alleviating poverty, and how there is a key opportunity now to move towards...
[Webinar Series] Enhancing the Protection of Ecosystems through Youth Empowerment
Oct 22, 2020 / Highlight
The Mediterranean region has been classified as one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change in the world (IPCC, 2013). Building territorial resilience has become essential to adapt to stresses and shocks, whether the stresses are climatic, socio-economic, or pandemic related. One of the key elements of territorial...
Trading Together: Reviving Middle East and North Africa Regional Integration in the Post-Covid Era
Oct 21, 2020 / Highlight
As the region’s economic growth craters, current account, and fiscal balances are deteriorating and public debt is projected to rise significantly.
WASHINGTON, October 19, 2020 — Trade and integration — within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and with the rest of the world — will be critical to lowering poverty, empowering...
A Digital Financial Education to Support the «New Normal» in the Post-Pandemic Era
Oct 20, 2020 / Library
The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation strategy of firms, which have followed the technological path to support business continuity online, in response to government restrictions. The effectiveness of these business strategies depends on the familiarity and awareness of consumers with the use of online channels and...
Achieving Territorial Resilience Through Youth Empowerment: 1st Meeting of the Mediterranean Youth for Climate Action Network
Sep 29, 2020 / Highlight
The Mediterranean is one of the most affected regions by climate change. Building territorial resilience has become essential to adapt to stresses and shocks, whether the stresses are climatic, socio-economic, or pandemic related. One of the key elements of territorial resilience pathways includes youth empowerment....
Responsive Transportation-Oriented Policies for the MED Region in the Face of Covid-19
Sep 29, 2020 / Library
The transportation sector is exposed to significant paradigm shifts and financial difficulties due to the Covid-19 epidemic in Mediterranean countries as well as all over the world. In particular, public transportation is struggling worldwide, with reduced passenger load factors of 50% to 90%. To address this issue, this brief aims to provide...
Achieving Territorial Resilience Through Youth Empowerment: 1st Meeting of the Mediterranean Youth for Climate Action Network (AGENDA)
[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...
[MedYWat Working Papers] Water & Climate Change
Local Economic Development in Municipalities Hosting Refugees
Jul 08, 2020 / Library
This report collects the outcomes of discussions and surveys carried out in 3 years among members of the Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN). It provides an overview of the findings collected in five opinion surveys and workshop discussions from May 2016 to July 2019 and derives an overview of main challenges, priorities,...
[TRAINING SERIES] Online Workshop 3 - Private Sector Engagement in Host Communities: Adapting to the COVID-19 Crisis
Jul 02, 2020 / Highlight
Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network
Online Training Workshop Series – Workshop 3
“Private Sector Engagement in Host Communities: Adapting to the COVID-19 Crisis”
This is the third Online Workshop of the Training Series “Jobs, Entrepreneurship and Private Sector Engagement in Host Communities: Adapting to the COVID-19...
Summit of the Two Shores: A Project Implementation Platform at the CMI
Jun 29, 2020 / Library
French Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian entrusted the CMI with hosting a platform for facilitating and monitoring the implementation of the projects emerging from the Sommet des Deux Rives (Summit of the Two Shores).
The Summit of the Two Shores is an initiative launched by French President Macron, involving...