Steps of Solidarity
Jun 18, 2019 / Highlight
Every year there is a special theme to highlight the World Refugee Day to draw attention to the importance of shared efforts and solidarity. The 2019 Theme is #StepWithRefugees — Take A Step on World Refugee Day. Around the world, communities, schools, businesses, faith groups and people from different sections of society are taking big...
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...
[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...
Managing Urban Forced Displacement to Build Resilient Communities
Jan 22, 2019 / Library
Globally, around 68.5 million people have fled their homes from conflict or persecution either as refugees, internally displaced persons, or asylum seekers. Contrary to what some may think, most of the displaced people don’t live in camps. In fact, it’s estimated that about 60%–80% of the world’s forcibly displaced population lives in urban areas...
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...
HMLN Webinar on Local Economic Development in Host Communities: Concept Note and Agenda
[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...
UFM and CMI Seal Partnership
Nov 13, 2018 / Highlight
Marseille, France, 13 November 2018 – The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) signed a 3-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) marking the launch of a new collaboration agreement between the two organizations. The parties will cooperate on promoting development and integration in the Euro-...
Turning Labor Mobility into a Win-Win Deal – Young Moroccan Professionals Make it to The German Tourism Job Market
Oct 10, 2018 / Blog entry
Fadi Daccache (International Medical Corps) - Challenges in Field Operations
Programme résumé - Workshop overview
Rabih El Chammay (Ministry of Public Health) - Mental Health System Reform
Registered participants - Psychosocial response to vulnerable population’s needs in Lebanon: Managing the transition from a humanitarian to a development approach
Manuel de Lara (World Health Organization)- MHPSS in northern Syria
Sahar Alnouri (Mercy Corps) - Integrated Youth Approach
Minutes of Meeting - Psychosocial response to vulnerable population’s needs in Lebanon: Managing the transition from a humanitarian to a development approach
Claire Withney (IMC) - MHPSS Programs in Jordan & the Middle East
Hala Abou Farhat (Inter-Agency Coordination) - LCRP Forums for Dialogue
Speakers Bios - Psychosocial response to vulnerable population’s needs in Lebanon: Managing the transition from a humanitarian to a development approach
Agenda - Psychosocial response to vulnerable population’s needs in Lebanon: Managing the transition from a humanitarian to a development approach
Concept Note - Psychosocial response to vulnerable population’s needs in Lebanon: Managing the transition from a humanitarian to a development approach
[Workshop] Psychosocial Response to the Needs of Vulnerable Populations in Lebanon: Managing the Transition from a Humanitarian to a Development Approach
Jun 26, 2018 / Highlight
The scale and duration of the Syrian crisis’ effects in Lebanon lead the actors of international assistance to operate a transition from humanitarian to development interventions. The French Development Agency, in collaboration with the Center for Mediterranean Integration, and with the support of the National Mental Health Program, have...
Med Expertise: Bringing in Economic and Social Actors Builds Consensus
Développer des compétences sociales avec le Soutien au Comportement Positif
Socioemotional Skills and Life Outcomes
Refugees and Host Communities: Building Stronger Ties
Jan 16, 2017 / Blog entry
“It has been 4 years since we first arrived, it is good here, but nothing replaces Syria, it is home”- Dhiya Sahari[i], 61 years old, a Syrian refugee living at the Harran city camp in Turkey.
Dhiya, is one of millions who fled a war-torn Syria taking a journey into the unknown hoping to reach the other side at least,...
Humanitarian Response Plan 2016