The World Bank Commits to Invest in the Future of the Mediterranean by Investing in its Youth!
Mediterranean Growth Initiative and CMI Seal Partnership
Nov 22, 2018 / Highlight
The Founder of the Mediterranean Growth Initiative (MGI), Cleopatra Kitti, and the Manager of the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), Blanca Moreno-Dodson, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop and undertake collaborative activities to foster the cooperation among the countries of the Mediterranean.
The Center for...
A Moonshot for the Middle East and North Africa
Nov 20, 2018 / Blog entry
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region needs to reinvent its economic model to meet the aspirations of its people. It needs a new vision – one that’s built around a shift towards a promising future, while being cognizant of the fundamental challenges of today. In recent years, the region has witnessed the devastating effects of the unmet...
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-...
[Youth Debate] Youth and Mobility in the Mediterranean!
Nov 07, 2018 / Highlight
This event is open to the public and entrance is free, so don't hesitate to join us!
46.5% of the total population in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is under the age of 25 making it one most youthful regions worldwide.
However, about 30% of the youth population is currently unemployed. Youth unemployment has...
A New Economy for the Middle East and North Africa
Nov 07, 2018 / Library
Countries in the Middle East and North Africa possess all the ingredients they need to leapfrog into the digital future. Their well-educated youth have already adopted new digital and mobile technologies, but, this is still in its infancy. Seizing the opportunities that the digital economy offers the MENA region will require a big push....
Syrian Refugees and The Schooling Challenge
Oct 29, 2018 / Blog entry
In 2017, the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, estimated that globally 68.5 million people had been forcefully displaced—the worst such crisis since World War II. Of these, 40 million were internally displaced peoples (IDPs), 25.4 million were refugees, and 3.1 million were asylum seekers. Over half were minors and over half of those minors were out of...
[Regional Conference] Mediterranean of the Future- Act 2: Youth & Innovation
[Regional Conference] Mediterranean of the Future - Act 2: Youth & Innovation First!
Oct 15, 2018 / Highlight
[Workshop] Youth as Drivers for Change in the Mediterranean
Young people from the Mediterranean face a threefold exclusion on the economic, social and political levels, preventing them from achieving fulfillment in the working life and in the public sphere.
300 million young people will enter the labor market in the Middle East...
[Regional Conference] Women, Water & Youth: Perspectives from the MENA Region
Sep 27, 2018 / Highlight
The Mediterranean region is the most water scarce region in the world and one of the most vulnerable to climate change and extreme weather events. Combating water scarcity in order to reduce environmental damage effects could be conducive to job creation and entrepreneurship, particularly among Mediterranean youth and women, with...
MedYWat Mid-Term Integrated Training
Sep 17, 2018 / Highlight
From 17th to 19th September, the Center for Mediterranean Integration will organize an integrated training for the CMI-managed Mediterranean Youth for Water (MedYWat) Coordination group in Bari, Italy. The group will also participate in the second edition of the CIHEAM Mediterranean Forum “Research and Innovation as Tools for Sustainable...
She too is a #WaterHero
Sep 13, 2018 / Library
For so long women have represented the symbol of resilience. In the water sector, they are no different. In the Middle East and North Africa, the world’s most water-stressed region, women are playing their part in protecting water and fighting water scarcity.
[Agenda] Women, Water and Youth: Perspectives from the MENA Region
Global Citizenship Education and the Rise of Nationalist Perspectives: Reflections and Possible Ways Forward
Aug 30, 2018 / Library
This paper by the United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization addresses violent and exclusionary forms of nationalism through the prism of Global Citizenship Education.
MedYWat Network in the Eyes of its Members
Aug 01, 2018 / Library
The Mediterranean Youth for Water (MedYWat) brings together young professionals, researchers and civil society members working in the water sector from around the Mediterranean. In this video, MedYWat members explain what the community is and what is in it for them
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تجمع شبكة الشباب المتوسطي من أجل المياه باحثين وممثلين عن...
Nbs for Water: A Green Entrepreneurship Opportunity for Mediterranean Youth
Beyond Scarcity: Water Security in the Middle East and North Africa
Designing a Water Retention Landscape: Basic Concepts and Approaches
The Water Information Network System (WINS) : Sharing knowledge, Building Capacity, Connecting People
Multi-Soil-Layering Technology: A New Natural Solution for Domestic Wastewater Treatment and Reuse
REMAGP-Réseau Marocain de la Gouvernance Participative- Etat des lieux des approches participatives
Apr 09, 2018 / Library
Le REMAGP met à disposition des communes intéressées un catalogue de bonnes pratiques portant sur les approches participatives au Maroc . Il vise à travers sa démarche à valoriser les leviers à disposition des villes pour assurer une meilleure implication et participation en partant de l’expérience de 5 villes du Maroc (Agadir, Tétouan,...
Violent Extremism and Development
Mar 27, 2018 / Blog entry
Violent extremism and development are inextricably linked. Violent extremism is a major obstacle in the path of development, so understanding and preventing it becomes a high priority for development actors. What’s more, since the right development policies can help address the root causes of violent extremism, we are faced with...
[Agenda] World Water Day 2018 Youth Workshop
World Water Day Youth Workshop: Nature-based Solutions for a Water Secure Mediterranean
Feb 13, 2018 / Highlight
Every year, World Water Day draws the world’s attention to key water challenges. World Water Day 2018 focuses on “Nature for Water” to raise awareness on Nature-based Solutions for Water (NbS) in the Mediterranean. NbS are defined as “… actions to protect, sustainably manage and restore natural or modified ecosystems, that address...
Cycle Economique: The Power of Dialogue in the Face of Mediterranean Pressing Issues
Feb 05, 2018 / Highlight
The cycle économique discussion series is the result of a consensus between intellectuals from the two shores of the Mediterranean on the need for dialogue regarding the pressing issues faced by the whole region. It consists in a working group that engages in a series of meetings, over an extended period of time. The group discusses...
Ideas for Action Youth Contest
Jan 26, 2018 / Highlight
Are you between 18-35- years-old?
Are you struggling with a daily problem?
Do you have an idea to solve this problem, support the development of your country and advance your society?
Do you have at least one friend who shares your idea and your dream?
If your answer is “YES” to all four questions, be positive and participate in one of the...
UNIMED Petition for a Mediterranean Erasmus Generation
Jan 22, 2018 / Highlight
This year the Erasmus Programme is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The Erasmus Programme has helped millions of young people and education professionals to travel abroad, study, and gain experience and skills. It has completely transformed European universities as well as European society. As Italian writer Umberto Eco said: “Erasmus created a...
Educating and Skilling a New Generation in MENA
How can Mobility and Cultural Exchanges Promote Entrepreneurship and Regional Integration?
Dec 11, 2017 / Blog entry
Silvia Marchionne moderated the discussion on “How can Mobility and Cultural Exchanges Promote Entrepreneurship and Regional Integration?” in the context of the regional conference on Youth and Employability in MENA: Better Skills, More Jobs” in Cairo in July 2017. In this article, she restitutes the discussion’s main takeaways.
Youth Cam: Raye7 Turning Cairo's Traffic Jam into a Business Opportunity