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Monthly Archives: June 2016


June 2016

Concept Paper: MedReset, a Comprehensive, Integrated and Bottom-Up Approach

By | June 27th, 2016|Categories: Methodology and concept papers, Publications|

Euro-Mediterranean policies, as well as research on them, have been characterized by a Euro- centric approach based on a narrow geopolitical construction of the Mediterranean. Moreover, stakeholders, policy instruments, and policy issues have been defined from a European standpoint, marginalizing the perspectives and needs of local states and people, and ignoring the role played by new [...]

Kick Off Meeting Public Conference MedReset

By | June 22nd, 2016|Categories: News & Events|

On the 13th of April 2016, the MedReset project organised an International Conference at the LUISS University in Rome to present the project and entitled: "Resetting Mediterranean relations". Full programme

MedReset is an “Horizon 2020” research project

By | June 21st, 2016|Categories: News|

Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness. Seen as a means to drive economic growth and create jobs, Horizon 2020 has the political backing of Europe’s leaders and the Members of the European Parliament. They agreed that research is an investment in our future and so [...]

Abdullah Baabood

By | June 20th, 2016|Categories: Advisory Board|

Abdullah is a graduate in business studies and international relations. He holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA), a Master in International Relations (MA) and a Doctorate in International Political Economy (PhD) from the University of Cambridge. Abdullah has a general interest in international relations and the international political economy, particularly in the subject area of [...]

Raffaella A. Del Sarto

By | June 20th, 2016|Categories: Advisory Board|

Raffaella A. Del Sarto is Associate Professor of Middle East Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS), SAIS Europe at Bologna, Johns Hopkins University. She is also a Part-time Professor at the European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, where she directs the research project on "BORDERLANDS: Boundaries, Governance, [...]

MedReset meeting in Warsaw

By | June 20th, 2016|Categories: News & Events|

The MedReset workshop was held on the Natolin Campus in Warsaw. It focused on discussing the conceptual and methodological considerations of EU framing practices of the Mediterranean (WP1) and the conceptual and methodological challenges of geopolitical framing of the Mediterranean of non-EU actors (WP2). For the full programme please MEDRESET Workshop 14 July Agenda.  

Ruba Salih

By | June 20th, 2016|Categories: Advisory Board|

Ruba Salih, a social anthropologist and a Reader in Gender Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Her research interests and writing cover transnational migration and gender across Europe and the MENA region, the Palestine question and Palestinian refugees. She is a trustee of the Arab Council for the Social [...]

Raffaella del Sarto: “If the EU is serious about wanting to stabilize the so-called neighbourhood, why not offering Tunisia membership?”

By | June 16th, 2016|Categories: News|

In video: Raffaella Del Sarto considers the possibility of an entry of Tunisia in the European Union.

“For Iran, the Arab spring is a double-hedged sword”

By | June 16th, 2016|Categories: News|

How the role of Iran has changed in the region after the Arab Spring? To Anoush Ehteshami from Durham University, the “Arab spring is a double-hedged sword for Iran. It gave strength to Iran’s role while Arab parties have weakened but the sword also “cut” Iran because it has had to put a lot of financial, [...]

In Video: MedReset objectives

By | June 16th, 2016|Categories: Highlights|

Daniela Huber, Co-ordinator of MedReset: "We intend to both reset our understanding of the Mediterranean and contribute in resetting European policies towards the region"