General Guidelines for CMI-FEMISE “COVID-19 MED BRIEFS”
Deterioration of Food (In)security in the South Mediterranean and MENA Region in Times of Covid-19
Dec 15, 2020 / Library
This brief focuses on food insecurity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with specific examples from the South Mediterranean (Maghreb, Mashreq) countries, and on how it is aggravating during a global shock such as the Covid-19 pandemic. It examines the socio-economic situation on the ground and proposes recommendations to absorb...
[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
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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 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...
Policy Responses to the Environmental Challenges of COVID-19 in the Southern Mediterranean Region in a Short- and Medium-run Perspective
Nov 10, 2020 / Library
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented shock in all areas of human activity. Although the pandemic is not over and a wide range of its impacts has not yet unfolded, governments are required to act promptly to diminish its negative consequences.
This brief discloses several keystones of the short- and medium-run policy strategy to let...
COVID-19, Challenges and Opportunities: The case of Tunisia
Oct 26, 2020 / Library
Given the growing impact of COVID-19, the initial measures taken by the Tunisian authorities failed to address the second wave effectively. After providing an overview of the Tunisian public debt situation prior to the pandemic and of the subsequent challenges posed by the Covid-19 crisis, the brief suggests additional measures to counter the...
State of the Environment and Development (SoED) in the Mediterranean
Oct 25, 2020 / Library
The SoED provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of environment and development interactions in the Mediterranean region. The aim of the SoED 2020 is to increase awareness and understanding of the state of the Mediterranean, underlying driving forces and impacts, as well as to propose potential responses, while facilitating the...
[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...
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....
Achieving Territorial Resilience Through Youth Empowerment: 1st Meeting of the Mediterranean Youth for Climate Action Network (AGENDA)
Climate and environmental changes in the Mediterranean Basin 1st results of the MedECC
Increasing territorial resilience in the Mediterranean region through local solutions and youth empowerment
Climate Change and Migration: Inspiring Practices from the Mediterranean
Water and Climate Change Entrepreneurship E-Hackathon
May 25, 2020 / Highlight
Solutions for the Mediterranean Region
In the Framework of the World Water Day organized by the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), the CMI’s Regional Knowledge Program on Water in collaboration with the Mediterranean Youth for Water Network (MedYWat) and cewas Middle East organizing the Water and Climate Change...
Social Cohesion and Integration of Refugees with Local Communities
Apr 01, 2020 / Blog entry
Social activities are an essential starting point for a successful integration of Syrian refugees in the host community. This project aims to strengthen communication among all parties to help refugees achieve social stability and mitigate the impact of the economic crisis, as well as help members of the host community to accept and support...
Water Saving Food and Feed Technologie: A Circular Economy Model in a Changing Climate
Drought and water scarcity management for agricultural sector’s sustainability: The best lessons from Med-MENAT countries
Water, climate change and migration: Nexus challenges
The Marchica lagoon area in the context of Climate Change: Exploring Adaptation & Mitigation Policies
Evaluating Agricultural Strategies in Response to Drought: Case Studies in the Mediterranean Region (Morocco, Jordan, and Palestine)
Solutions for water scarcity & drought in the MENA region
[Agenda] World Water Day on Water and Climate Change
SADA Women’s Development and Solidarity Center
Feb 11, 2020 / Blog entry
SADA Women’s Development and Solidarity Center’s overall goal is to support the social and economic stabilization of refugee women, and to contribute to their self-reliance and ability to co-exist with women from the host community by creating a women-only center that provides services to Syrian and host community women.
Lead Authority or...
Iraq, Duhok Governorate Sustainable Empowerment in Rehabilitation Centers
Jan 08, 2020 / Blog entry
This project leads to the integration of both Syrians and detainees while enhancing economic opportunities through the creation of a confectionery plant in Dohuk’s rehabilitation centers (prisons) for women and minors, who will be trained in the production of sweets and quality carpets under the supervision of Syrian experts.
Lead Authority or...
Adaptation du littoral au changement climatique : L'enjeu de l'érosion des plages en Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur
Dec 16, 2019 / Library
L’objectif de cet appel à projets est d’accompagner les collectivités et organismes gestionnaires de plages de la Région Sud dans leurs pratiques de gestion afin de les aider à mettre en œuvre des méthodes souples et/ou expérimenter des méthodes innovantes de gestion du trait de côte et d’aménagements côtiers favorables à la préservation des...
Turkey, Zeytinburnu Municipality - Snow Finch Project
Nov 19, 2019 / Blog entry
The project aims to provide refugee women with adequate labor skills for securing sustainable income. In addition, it also envisages to fulfill their basic needs. Trips in the city and sale stands provide social cohesion and socialization.
Lead Authority or Organization: Family, Women Support and Disabled People Centre (AKDEM) and Zeytinburnu...