[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...
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.
Mid-Term Meeting and Training of Core Members of the Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN)
Jun 04, 2019 / Highlight
Since June 2016 the Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN) supports host local governments with evidence-based knowledge and Capacity Building to improve their response capacity to forced displacement. The Network have benefitted from face-to-face workshops and webinars on priority themes, as well as online discussions...
[Capacity Building Workshop] 2nd Capacity Building Workshop on Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development
Jun 04, 2019 / Highlight
Local governments are in a strategic position to address the needs of host communities and the displaced. Forcibly displaced populations are not evenly spread through the host countries but rather tend to concentrate in some regions, and especially within cities. Despite their strategic position, local governments struggle with limited...
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.
[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...
Palermo Conference Brochure
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
[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
[CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS] 2nd CMI CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP: Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development
Mar 04, 2019 / Highlight
Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network
South-South Knowledge Exchange
2nd CMI CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP
Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development
Turkey, July 01-05, 2019 (location and date tbc)
APPLY HERE BEFORE MARCH 24, 2019:
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[Interview] WB & CMI Partner for the Launch of the 5+5 “Summit of the Two Shores of the Mediterranean”
Feb 19, 2019 / Library
Interview with WB MNA Chief Economist Rabah Arezki and CMI Manager Blanca Moreno-Dodson.
Enabling Business Environment and Private Sector Mobilization: Jordan, Sarhan Municipality; Partnerships with the Private Sector for Business Creation
Feb 15, 2019 / Blog entry
The project has created a diversified local economy within the craft area, to train and upgrade the skills of youth to work in the various businesses working in the area.
Lead Authority or Organization: Municipality of Sarhan
Area: Sarhan, Jordan
Beneficiaries: Jordanian and Syrian women and youth, private entrepreneurs, the municipality of...
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...
Mobilization of Syrian investors and the private sector to boost local economic development in refugee hosting municipalities
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...
Development Response to Displacement Impacts Project (DRDIP): Local Economic Development (LED) Experiences from the Horn of Africa Context
HMLN Webinar on Local Economic Development in Host Communities: Concept Note and Agenda
Perilous Crossings: A Comparative Look at Risk for Immigration in the United States and Europe
Jan 07, 2019 / Highlight
Background & Context
Along the continuum of the immigrant experience – is the underlying theme taken up by four scholars from different academic perspectives in this comparative conference. Human migration has always been an uncertain endeavor, leaving behind friends, family and familiar territory for a chance at a better life. In recent...
Effective Partnerships at the Local level: GIZ‘s Cooperation with Gaziantep Chamber of Industry
[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...
[Agenda] Education, Migration and Employability: Youth as the Engine for Change in the Mediterranean Region
[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...