Publications

Rapport de formation des points focaux des syndicats membres du Réseau Syndical Migrations Méditerranéennes – Subsahariennes (RSMMS)

The workshop with representatives from RSMMS, taking place in Tunis the 6th - 8th of October, aimed to nourish a coordinated inter-regional approach, with the aim of:

- harmonizing the action plan;

- strengthening the presence of unions in the field;

- operationalizing the objectives of the "Casablanca Declaration" that is the founding document of the RSMMS (August 8, 2014).

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Analyse critique du Pacte mondial pour des migrations sûres, ordonnées et régulières, à la base du Plaidoyer du RSMMS

This work provides a critical analysis of the development process of the "Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration – PMM”. It’s part of RSMMS Advocacy (January 2018) allowing to assess a common voice of the RSMMS members in relation to the PMM. The work was done with the support of the PROMIG-FES project (2017-2020).

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Emigrer pour l’emploi : un projet individuel, sans l’appui d’une politique migratoire

This report examines the scale and characteristics of Tunisian emigration and its relation to sectoral public policies. It then presents an in-depth analysis of emigration to France, the Arab countries and other African countries showing how migration corridors via public employment agencies remain underexploited. Finally, the study examines the obstacles to overcome for a migration management within which individual migratory projects are supported by a national migration public policy.

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More unity and solidarity: Two things we need for migration governance in Africa

The article presents the perspective of PROMIG-FES (2017-2020) in relation to the governance of labor migration, highlighting the importance of trade unions as actors in the field of migration. The challenges of migration are complex. In response, the actions require a shared and coordinated strategy suggesting concrete and rights-based alternatives to the security approach dominating the migration management. The article was written based on a trade union mission to Agadez, a crossroads city where European migration policies are confronted with the African realities.

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Towards Socially Just Development in the MENA-Region

The publication „Towards Socially Just Development in the MENA-Region” intends to rekindle debate on economic policy, leftist critique of the economic order and the relation of social justice and economic policy choices in the Middle East and North Africa. Distinguished scholars from the region have worked on chapters ranging from trade and fiscal policies to employment, social protection, investment and environment. Prof. Gilbert Achcar has contributed an analysis of the effects of neoliberal economic policy in the region.

 

All chapters of the book contain analysis, but mainly focus to show potential alternatives and steps forward towards social justice. Only new economic thinking can show a way out of the economic long-term crisis and the political deadlock manifest in most countries of the region. This book understands itself as a first informed comment on economic debate, hoping to provoke larger discussions of the topic.

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Economy and Social Democracy

Arabic Version / The financial and economic crisis was a turning point. The problems that confront us go beyond mere coping with the particular consequences of the crisis, and concern the very foundations of our society. We have to decide today how we want to live and work, not just over the next few years, but over the coming decades. What would a fair and solidarity-based economic order look like? What kind of balance must be found between state and market? How can a modern, value-oriented social democratic economic policy prevail?

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The right to strike struck down?

Arabic Version / The right to strike is under attack. Workers and their unions are fighting on various fronts to obtain, exercise and defend their right to strike. Suspension and prohibition of strikes, acts of interference and sanctions related to strikes are being reported in a growing number of countries. At the international level as well, the right to strike has been coming under increasing pressure.

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A social protection floor index

Arabic Version / At the 101st International Labour Conference in 2012, 184 members unanimously adopted the Social Protection Floors (SPFs) Recommendation No. 202, which provides guidance to members for establishing and maintaining SPFs as a core element of their national social security systems, guaranteeing access to essential health care and a basic income over the life cycle. In support of the principle of regular monitoring, the Social Protection Floor Index (SPFI) has been developed.

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Civil society guide to national social protection floors

Arabic Version / These are challenging times. We have not only been witnessing economic and financial crises since 2008, but also a deep crisis of social justice. Levels of inequality are rising to such an extent both in advanced and in developing countries that we expect that by 2016 the richest one percent of the world’s population will possess more wealth than the other 99%. Since the economic crisis erupted in 2008, more people have been falling under poverty because of slow or inadequate policy responses. Young people today are faced with a more uncertain future than the generation of their parents. No society can afford to ignore this human crisis.

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Ansatzpunkte einer nationalen Beschäftigungsstrategie für Tunesien

Wirtschaftliche Probleme und soziale Ungerechtigkeiten lösten im Jahr 2011 die Revolution

in Tunesien aus. Seither hat sich viel in Tunesien getan; die demokratische

Entwicklung des Landes wird international gelobt. Doch wirtschaftliche Reformen

wurden bislang kaum unternommen.

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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Department for Middle East and North Africa
FES Berlin
Hiroshimastraße 28
10785 Berlin

info.nahost(at)fes.de

About FES 

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung has a network of eleven country offices in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and implements projects in a total of 14 countries. Some offices, such as Egypt or Sudan, look back at a history of more than 40 years of cooperation.

Offices in the Region

Digitalized publications of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

If you are interested in accessing all digitalized publications of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, please visit the FES Digital Library. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in a specific publication.

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Events

UN : Contributions of the RSMMS members to the negociations process of the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration” (GCM)

On May 14, the RSMMS Network participated as an observer in the fourth round of the inter-governmental negotiations of the “Global Compact on Safe,...

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Social (In)Justice in the MENA Region: Debunking the Myth of Neoliberal Economic Policies

Call for Applications for a Summer School on economic policies. Apply now!

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