The Mediterranean is now more than ever, facing major challenges created by its urban transformation, its integration into globalization, its ecological transition, its social and territorial cohesion or even the massification of its flows, and more especially migratory flows.
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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... read more
Local Economic Development (LED) strategies are essential in forced displacement contexts. In the presence of a rapid population growth following a displacement crisis, Local Economic Development (LED) strategies with a focus on attracting the private sector and enabling refugee-led... read more
MENA FOCUS - Mediterranean Youth Unites Around Water
The MENA Focus is the Water Week’s Regional Days dedicated to the Middle East and North Africa that were introduced in 2016 and coordinated ever since by GWP-Med. Being part of the MENA Focus, the showcase will discuss the context... read more
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... read more
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... read more
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... read more
Photo Credit: Ezzldeen Al-Natour
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... read more
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... read more
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... read more
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:... read more
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/... read more
What is urban resilience? Urban resilience is the ability of a city’s community to adapt to a variety of shocks and risks ranging from natural disasters to social, economic, political, and cultural changes.
Each year, natural disasters kill thousands of people and cause billions... read more