Econostrum | Economic News in the Mediterranean
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Find projects, issues and expertise on economic news in the Mediterranean with the socio-economic expertise Femise, environment and development issues with the Blue Plan, hydraulics and Mediterranean energy with EDF, the Mediterranean projects with the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Mediterranean territorial issues with the Institute of the Mediterranean, cooperation strategies in the Mediterranean with the Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur ... in Algeria, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia, Portugal, Egypt, Greece, Albania, Croatia, Turkey ...

Development models in Mediterranean

A complete update on the socio-economic expertise of the Euro-Mediterranean network for economic studies (Emnes): job creation, social inclusion, sustainable development, renewed vision of socio-economic development, decentralization, employment, social pact, inequalities, economy of knowledge, ecology, innovation ... in Algeria, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia, Portugal, Egypt, Greece, Albania, Croatia, Turkey ...

Brain drain benefits Southern Mediterranean countries - 07/03/2020

Three policy papers published by the EMNES (Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies) examine the complex issue of legal immigration in the Mediterranean area and its paradoxical consequences. Encouraging it on one hand reduces illegal immigration, while on the other it leads to a brain drain from south to north. Version française

EMEA’s Mediterranean economists examining coronavirus responses - 04/28/2020

The Euro-Mediterranean Economists’ Association (EMEA) has been poring over reports of the Covid-19 spread in ten countries and analysing the political responses, with a view to limiting the pandemic’s economic impact. Version française
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Energy Efficiency

Medener gives access to economic news related to energy transition in the Mediterranean: low carbon technologies, renewable energies, wind, solar, photovoltaic, hydraulic, energy efficiency in buildings, green jobs, public energy policies... in Algeria, Lebanon, Syria, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia, Portugal, Greece, Palestine, Jordan.

Tunisia on course for housing energy efficiency - 04/30/2020

Thermal efficiency regulations for collective housing, energy labelling for appliances, programmes to increase the energy efficiency of roofing, lighting and refrigerators, the introduction of an écoBAT building energy performance certificate, the disclosure of buildings’ thermal and energy efficiency ratings for rentals or purchases, there is no shortage of schemes either underway or in the pipeline. Version française

Algeria toughens its energy efficiency policy - 03/20/2020

The renewable energy issue is a national priority in Algeria. The APRUE is striving to do the same with energy efficiency, since the agency estimates the potential savings in the residential sector at 36% of its total energy consumption. Version française

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Socio-economic assessments

A comprehensive update on the socio-economic expertise FEMISE, the Euro-Mediterranean Forum of Economic Institutes: migration policy, economic performance, decentralization, employment, social pact, inequality, economic recovery, growth, SME development, inclusion, tourism, trade, FDI, direct investment abroad, financial integration, knowledge economy, ecology, innovation ... in Algeria, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia, Portugal, Egypt, Greece, Albania, Croatia, Turkey ...

Cooperation, a key factor to relaunch development in the Mediterranean following Covid-19 - 07/06/2020 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier, MARSEILLE

The Covid-19 epidemic which has been shaking the planet since December has had a resounding health and economic impact in the countries of the Mediterranean basin. Femise and CMI join forces, warn against the risks associated with Covid-19 and lay the foundations for a new path for Euro-Mediterranean cooperation.

In Jordan and Lebanon, Social entrepreneurs reach-out to refugees - 04/01/2020 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier, MARSEILLE

Jordan and Lebanon, two of the main host countries regarding the number of Syrian refugees, have seen an increase in vocations with social impact during the past two years. A different kind of entrepreneurs has continued to multiply, promoting mutual aid and solidarity rather than profit. A few months ago, Femise published a study on this phenomenon. An analysis which is more topical than ever with the Covid-19 pandemic which calls into question our current systems and sees the reinforcement of new behaviors focused on humanist values. Version française
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Youth mobility in the Mediterranean region

A complete point on HOMERe. International, long-term internships, in Mediterranean countries. Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Lybia. Connecting graduates to the world of Mediterranean companies and businesses via international internships. HOMERe RMEI, Conseillers du Commerce Extérieur de la France (Advisors for French Foreign Trade).

International work placements to fight youth unemployment - 07/01/2019 - Gérard Tur

For its annual conference “Employment and employability: Adapting to the Mediterranean jobs market” in Marseille on 21st June, HOMERe brought together experts from twelve countries involved in its international work placement project. Version française

Michel Gonnet - “African nations need new public-sector stakeholders to guarantee long-term investments” - 01/28/2019 - Interviewed by Frédéric Dubessy

Author of the report entitled “Financing VSE/SMEs and safeguarding investments”, published by the Institut de Prospective Economique du Monde Méditerranéen (IPEMED), Michel Gonnet* provides clues to overcoming the challenges for Africa’s development and its integration into the wider Africa-Mediterranean-Europe region. Version française

Michel Derdevet : “The electrification of Africa is vital in the fight against climate change and in containing migratory flows” - 11/19/2018 - By Frédéric Dubessy

Secretary-general of Enedis and founder member of IPEMED Michel Derdevet remains upbeat about improving access to electricity in Africa, despite current shortcomings and disparities. Version française

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Environmental and development issues

A comprehensive update on environment and development issues in the Mediterranean with the Blue Plan: forests, environmental, sustainable water, sustainable development, environmental impact, wetlands, marine protected areas, water management, tourism sustainable, Coastline protection ... in Algeria, Lebanon, Syria, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia, Portugal, Egypt, Greece, Albania, Croatia, Turkey, Libya, Palestine, Jordan ...

What does the future hold for the Mediterranean in 2050? - 03/16/2018 - Christiane Navas, NICE

The new MED 2050 Foresight Study on the Environment and Development in the Mediterranean will be different from its predecessors. More participative, the Study will aim to compare various scenarios to help decision-makers in adopting action plans. Version française
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The Mediterranean under surveillance - 03/01/2018 - Christiane Navas, NICE

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Euro-Mediterranean projects

A comprehensive update on the Euro-Mediterranean projects with the European Investment Bank (EIB): eco-labeling, tunnel Gibraltar HIGHWAY Transmaghrébine, climate change, microcredit, FEMIP, energy future Mediterranean iron automotive innovation, Logismed Medgaz , water resources, LGV, medinas ... in Algeria, Lebanon, Syria, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia, Portugal, Egypt, Greece, Albania, Croatia, Turkey, Libya, Palestine, Jordan


Turkey building world's longest suspension bridge - 03/30/2017 - Frédéric Dubessy



Linking Asia and Europe across the Dardanelles, the Çanakkale 1915 Bridge will span 2023 metres. 2023 like the centenary year of the Turkish Republic and the year the bridge is due to enter service. Version française
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Mediterranean territorial issues

A comprehensive update on the news of the Mediterranean territorial issues with the Institute of the Mediterranean: economy, culture, open time, Homer, entrepreneurship, sustainable city agency and Mediterranean regions, air quality, Coopmed, Elih-MED energy efficiency ... in Algeria, Lebanon, Syria, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia, Portugal, Egypt, Greece, Albania, Croatia, Turkey, Libya, Palestine, Jordan


The main routes of migration steered by religion - 11/06/2017 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier, MARSEILLE



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Does culture affect migratory flows? The latest Femise study (FEM 42-03) analyzes the impact of cultural factors on the destination choices of migrants from the Middle East and North Africa...

The Institute of the Mediterranean to promote economic growth through culture - 05/29/2013 - Frédéric Dubessy




The Institute of the Mediterranean is preparing a three year plan to kick-start culture as an economic sector in the Southern Mediterranean. Version française
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The Mediterranean – Priority to youth employment - 12/03/2015 - Christelle Marot (PARIS)

The Union for the Mediterranean-certified HOMERe scheme provides a region-wide answer to the challenge of young graduate employment. It's a programme supported both by academic institutions and private-sector economic stakeholders. Version française

How to develop sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean? - 11/05/2015 - Christelle Marot, PARIS

MEDITERRANEAN. Working with the RMEI network and the Defismed association, the Take the Med Jeunes platform is examining the challenges and solutions in the transition to sustainable tourism. Version française
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Partnership goes without saying for the Moroccan water sector - 11/02/2012 - Michel Neumuller avec le FME

MOROCCO. Abdellaziz Taariji represented the Kingdom’s water and sanitation SMEs at the World Water Forum in Marseilles. He urges Moroccan companies to make a great effort at exporting and at co-operating in multinational partnerships. Version française

The network, a major solution for the SMEs - 10/30/2012 - Michel Neumuller, avec le Forum Mondial de l'Eau

Four business networks in Europe, America and Africa will use the occasion of the World Water Forum in Marseilles to establish a global “network of networks” designed to allow SMEs to move forward together in international water and wastewater services markets.
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