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Monthly Archives: November 2018


November 2018

Migration: the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon

By | November 19th, 2018|Categories: Highlights, News, Videos|

Jad Chaaban, Associate Professor - American University of Beirut (AUB) «As you might know, Lebanon hosts more than 1.5 millions of Syrian refugees. This has come definitively with problems in the Lebanese society and economy but I would like to argue that the Syrian refugee presence has been more beneficial, for the Lebanese economy, than it [...]

EU Seen from the Outside: Local Elite Perceptions on the Role and Effectiveness of the EU in the Mediterranean Region

By | November 19th, 2018|Categories: Highlights, Policy papers|

The global and regional contexts surrounding EU–Mediterranean relations have substantially changed since the 1995 Barcelona process, and the EU’s strategic view of the Mediterranean has correspondingly changed with them. The current setting of the Mediterranean appears to necessitate a reset on the understanding of the region from the perspective of local societies and also of the [...]

EU Policies on Agriculture and Rural Development in the MENA

By | November 16th, 2018|Categories: Highlights, Policy papers|

Agriculture plays a significant role in the relations of the EU with countries in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEM). The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EMP) process and related programme assistance such as the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) and the European Neighbouring Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) focus not only on agriculture and trade, but are [...]

Effectiveness and Potential of European Trade and Assistance Policies in the South Mediterranean Neighbourhood in the Fields of Agriculture, Water and Rural Development: The Case of Tunisia

By | November 13th, 2018|Categories: Highlights, Working papers|

This paper is part of a series of working papers to assess EU policies in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries from a bottom-up perspective as part of the MEDRESET project. The focus of this paper will be on challenges and policies applied in the agriculture and water sectors in Tunisia. Special consideration will be given [...]

Perceptions of EU Agricultural and Rural Development Policies in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean by European Stakeholders

By | November 7th, 2018|Categories: Highlights, Working papers|

This report analyses the views of EU stakeholders on EU policies relating to agriculture and rural development in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEM) region. First, it outlines the structure of the EU agricultural system and the growing importance of global value chains and associated European export interests. Secondly, it analyses trade interests of the EU [...]