[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...
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,...
Agenda - [Mediterranean Strategy Group 19] Migration: Mediterranean Cities on the Frontline
[Mediterranean Strategy Group 19] Migration: Mediterranean Cities on the Frontline
Jun 11, 2019 / Highlight
Fragility and conflicts, unemployment and exclusion, vulnerability to climate change, and even increased violent extremism in some enclaves, contribute to forced displacements and instability. This turmoil in the Middle East and Africa regions does not just affect them. The whole world is affected by its spillovers.
Numbers peaked in...
Summit of the Two Shores of the Mediterranean - Forum on Environment and Sustainable Development
May 09, 2019 / Highlight
Strategies Towards More Sustainable Food Systems in the Mediterranean Region
Background & Context: Summit of the Two Shores of the Mediterranean
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...
Palermo Book of Abstracts
Mobilization of Syrian investors and the private sector to boost local economic development in refugee hosting municipalities
Mediterra: Migration and Inclusive Rural Development in the Mediterranean
Jan 21, 2019 / Highlight
The International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) co-directed the new edition of the report “Mediterra. Migration and Inclusive Development in the Mediterranean”. Every two years, Mediterra gives the floor to experts and partner institutions to better understand the...
Territorial and City Development in the Mediterranean Newsletter - Issue 1
Med Expertise:Territorial Development through Economic Partnerships: The case of Chefchaouen
Urgently Needed: a Robust Support for Rural Areas in South and East of the Mediterranean
Jun 22, 2016 / Blog entry
An increasing number of specialists are of the opinion that the Arab Spring and serious regional political disturbances (such as the war in Syria) are due in part to the deterioration of living conditions in the rural areas and the abandonment of those areas by the farmers. The International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (...
Territorial Cohesion and Inclusive Growth in the Mediterranean - Ministerial Session
Moroccan Minister Driss Merroun on Urbanization, Environment, Development and Social Justice
Nov 24, 2015 / Library
Driss Merroun, Moroccan Minister of Urbanism and Planning, explains how Morocco is dealing with migration from inlands and rural regions towards coastal cities while preserving environmental quality, promoting economic development and ensuring social justice.
Video originally posted on the website of Le Courrier de l’Atlas here.
Renewing the Social Contract and Restoring Trust
Nov 24, 2015 / Library
Shantayanan Devarajan, Chief Economist of the World Bank's Middle East and North Africa Region, explains how renewing the social contract can restore trust between citizens and the State in the Middle East and North Africa. What was the old social contract? Why should it be renewed? What would the new social contract consist of? Listen to the...
Interview: Is decentralization a tool for territorial cohesion?
Nov 09, 2015 / Library
With the growing role of civil society and the implementation of ambitious reforms for decentralisation north and south of the Mediterranean, it is crucial to create institutions capable of ensuring the involvement of local actors in the decision making. From this perspective, is decentralization a tool for territorial cohesion? Aude Signoles,...
Territorial Cohesion and Inclusive Growth in the Mediterranean Region undergoing transition
Territorial Cohesion and Inclusive Growth in a Mediterranean Region Undergoing Transition
Sep 14, 2015 / MDF
Starts: Nov 06, 2015
Ends: Nov 06, 2015
Location: Villa Mediterranée, Marseille, France
Event organized as part of the Mediterranean Economic Week, held in Marseille on November 4-7th, 2015, on the topic of « Cities and Territories, Drivers of Economic Development in the Mediterranean »
Center for Mediterranean...
Urban Mobility in Mediterranean Cities: Feedback & Perspectives
Jul 31, 2015 / Highlight
The program « Sustainable Urban Transport » of the CMI, coordinated and funded by the AFD, that delegated implementation to CODATU, started in 2010 with an inaugural conference in Damascus (Syria).
In its first phase the program activity has consisted mainly in the organization of regional seminars and thematic workshops (Damascus...
Solid Waste Management
Apr 03, 2015 / Program
German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ).
Municipalities of Beirut, Rabat, and Tunis.
Ministries of Environment of Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia; The World Bank.
Solid waste affects quality of life and public health if not appropriately managed.
Cost of environmental...
Apr 03, 2015 / Program
The World Bank.
Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE).
Energy Efficiency efforts are too limited in the region while the energy demand is rising substantially in the region.
Existing Solutions and good practice are not sufficiently shared to inform policy...
Morocco // Report(French only)
Towards Green Growth in Mediterranean Countries - Full Report
Executive summary Phase 1 Report Alexandria
Towards Green Growth in Mediterranean Countries - Overview
Economic Transitions in the Mediterranean
Aug 04, 2014 / MDF
At the initiative of academics from both the Northern and Southern Mediterranean who are convinced that there is a common destiny for the nations and peoples of this region, a working group met to consider the transitions underway in the Arab nations. This initiative was launched in November 2013 and is facilitated by the Center for Mediterranean...
Jan 08, 2013 / Program
The World Bank, Plan Bleu, CMI, GIZ.
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), Municipalities of Beirut, Rabat and Tunis, Ministries of Environment of Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia, The World Bank, French Development Agency, European...