Publications

Etat des lieux de la convention de sécurité sociale entre le Maroc et l’ltalie

L’absence de convention bilatérale entre le Maroc et l’Italie a fait l’objet d’une attention particulière des membres du Réseau syndical RSMMS. Cette étude a constitué un document de référence lors de l’atelier conjoint UMT, CDT, CGIL & INCA : « La convention bilatérale Maroco-Italienne : état des lieux d’un blocage - Quel rôle des syndicalistes pour le déblocage ? », tenu les 20 – 21 novembre 2017 à Casablanca, avec le soutien technique du Bureau Maroc de la Fondation Friedrich Ebert, en vue d’outiller l’action des syndicats militant pour l’effectivité et la mise en œuvre de cette convention assurant la portabilité des droits sociaux aux migrants en mobilité entre les deux pays. Un plaidoyer a été mené sur cette base auprès des autorités marocaines et italiennes pour réactiver le dialogue autour de la convention.

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The power resources approach in the MENA region

The main objective of this paper is to present the “Power Resources approach” and explain the potential and the constraints as well as possibilitie for Trade Unions to revitalize. The revitalization of trade unions means also changes in energy and attitudes in addition to knowledge. The Power Resoucres Approch identifies four power resources that can be collectively mobilized by trade unions: associational power, structural power, institutional power and social power. The Power Resources Approch was developed in the Global North but will it work also in non-democratic societies in the Global South. The paper offers some answers and and try to initiate a discussion about the transformation of trade unions in the MENA region.

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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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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

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Events

Call for Abstracts: Land and property rights in the Middle East’s contemporary conflicts

FES Research Project, September 2018 to March 2019

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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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