1.Consultative workshop on draft report summary
Knowledge Economy for Growth and Employment in the Arab World
Innovation Climate and Policies in the MENA Region: An Overview
Science and Technology Parks governance & management- Workshop Agenda
City of Sfax - Social Accountability (French)
Review and Assessment of Municipal Human Resources - Marrakesh
Quality Assurance Developments in Egypt
Actions pour améliorer la gouvernance et la qualité à l’Université Virtuelle de Tunis
Building effective behind the border systems
The Quality Assurance of Higher Education in the UK
Transforming Arab Economies - Full Report
National Innovation Systems- Workshop Agenda
The potential for EU-MENA labor arbitrage
Consultative workshop on draft report Program
Making Bilateral Labor Agreements work
Reframing Europe’s Immigration Questions through an Urban Lens
Dec 16, 2014 / Blog entry
By Manjula Luthria* and Casey Weston**
This year’s European parliamentary elections revealed three important paradoxes in European migration dialogue. First, public discourse displayed egregious misalignment between popular perceptions of immigration and immigration realities. These unfounded perceptions of immigration’s impacts fueled the...
A Participatory Approach: Citizens as Key Players in Urban Development
Dec 11, 2014 / Blog entry
CFAD Training Course on "Local Democracy and Citizen Participation in Municipal Action"
By Agnes Wiedemann*
Tunisian municipalities play a key role in the process of democratic transition of the country. The new constitution (adapted in January 2014) emphasizes that "local authorities shall adopt the mechanisms of participatory democracy and...
Conversation on Cities and Citizens: Game Changers for Inclusive Development
Oct 16, 2014 / Highlight
How can a city become a place where people are empowered, opportunities exist for all, and policies promote the well-being of its citizens? Can new technologies make governments more accountable to citizens? In this event, development leaders will discuss the transformative power of inclusive institutions and citizen engagement for enhancing...
Urban Projects Finance Initiative (UPFI)
Oct 16, 2014 / Program
The Urban Projects Finance Initiative (UPFI) is co-managed by the European Investment Bank and the Agence Française de Développement, and is in partnership with the the Union for the Mediterranean. Its objective is to identify, prepare and present for financing integrated, sustainable, and innovative urban development projects that meet the...
Network of Mediterranean Sustainable Urban Developers
Oct 16, 2014 / Program
French Urban Authority Euroméditerranée in Marseille (EPAEM), Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC), Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI).
European Investment Bank, French Development Agency
Through annual conferences, workshops and field visits on pilot projects, the Network aims at...
A multi-dimensional policy is needed to address the many facets of exclusion and to promote greater youth participation
Oct 03, 2014 / Highlight
TUNIS, October 2, 2014— Three years after the revolution, young people in Tunisia have a limited presence in politics, continue to face high levels of unemployment and are not systematically consulted on key issues that directly affect them. A new report from the World Bank and the Center for Mediterranean Integration maps out the sources of this...
Don´t Know Who to Vote For? Ikhtiartounes.org Helps You Find the Party Corresponding to You! Countdown to the Tunisian Elections
Oct 02, 2014 / Blog entry
By Agnes Wiedemann*
The youth NGO “Jeunes Démocrates Indépendants" (JID) has developed an E-platform to help Tunisian citizens reflect upon their political choices for the next elections.
The aim of the voting-tool “ikhtiar” (literally: choice in Arabic) is to provide an overview of the political parties and their programs through a set of 30...
Experts’ Meeting: An Innovation Scoreboard for the MENA
Sep 03, 2014 / Highlight
The European Investment Bank (EIB) through the Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), in collaboration with ISESCO and UN-ESCWA Technology Center, organized a regional experts’ meeting on the 19th and 20th November 2014 at the League of The Arab States (LAS) in Cairo, Egypt. This meeting aimed to initiate and develop an innovation...
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...
Why Does City Resilience Matter? Interviews with Decision-Makers and Experts from MENA Region and Beyond
Jul 31, 2014 / Highlight
The MENA Urbanization Knowledge Platform (MENA UKP) team is proud to launch a series of six video blogs on the resilience of cities in MENA and beyond.
These interviews see city leaders, decision-makers, development experts, academics, private sector representatives, from the MENA region and beyond, reflect on the rising concern of urban risk...
Creating the Right Ecosystem for Knowledge Valorisation: A Case Study of ODTÜ Teknokent
Jul 07, 2014 / Highlight
The CMI and the EIB, in collaboration with the ISESCO and the UN-ESCWA Technology Centre, are organising a regional workshop about the contribution of the Quadruple Helix actors to knowledge transfer within Science and Technology Parks (STPs) on June 16th-18th, 2014 in Ankara, Turkey.
ODTÜ Teknokent, a Science Park that...
Ten Years after Morocco’s Family Code Reforms: Are Gender Gaps Closing?
May 13, 2014 / Blog entry
By Paul Scott Prettitore*
Family Code Reforms Set Grounds for Gender Equality
In 2004, the Government of Morocco made major amendments to its Family Code, known as the Moudawana. These reforms addressed two key aspects of gender inequality. The first was that husbands and wives were provided ‘joint responsibility’ in family matters, making...
Regional Event: 12-13 June 2014 - From Vision to Action - Strengthening the Governance-Quality Assurance Nexus in Higher Education in MENA
Apr 30, 2014 / Highlight
The last two decades have witnessed a strong push for more university autonomy around the globe, paired with a request for higher education institutions to be accountable not only to those directly involved– the academic community, students and their families – but also the wider public. As such, the topic of quality assurance has played a...