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So far medreset has created 64 blog entries.

September 2018

Analysing Migration Policy Frames of Lebanese Civil Society Organizations

By | September 4th, 2018|Categories: Publications, Working papers|

This paper is part of a series of working papers of the MEDRESET project to investigate existing EU policies in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries and determine how they align with the social, demographic, political and economic changes the region has witnessed in the past two decades. Based on information gathered through extensive fieldwork in [...]

July 2018

By | July 27th, 2018|Categories: Highlights, News|

MEDRESET's Elite Survey in numbers Our partner institutions conducted a regional survey between July 2017 and May 2018, with 169 interviews in 9 countries. The aim of the study was to assess the perception of the EU, and the effectiveness and potential of EU policies in the Mediterranean region from the perspective of local elite. The results will [...]

MEDRESET participates to the WOCMES Seville 2018!

By | July 18th, 2018|Categories: Highlights, News|

MEDRESET is going to be present, together with MENARA, another EU-funded research project, at the World Congress of Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) in Seville between 16 and 20 July with a series of research panels. The panels will revolve around issues such as the water-food-energy nexus, the challenges to the regional order and the EU policies towards [...]

Assessing EU Democracy and Human Rights Policies from the Perspective of Tunisian Bottom-Up Actors

By | July 18th, 2018|Categories: Working papers|

This report is part of a series of working papers to provide an understanding and assessment of EU democracy and human rights policies from the perspective of local bottom-up actors in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries as part of the MEDRESET project. The focus of this paper is on the grassroots political ideas and views [...]

Reversing the Perspective: How European Stakeholders React to Migration Policy Frames of Southern Mediterranean Counterparts

By | July 17th, 2018|Categories: Working papers|

This paper investigates how European institutional and civil society actors frame and assess EU migration policies in the Mediterranean area. Based on extensive in-depth interviews, the report analyses how European actors describe the overall EU approach to cooperation with Mediterranean third countries in the field of migration; how they evaluate the most recent and relevant EU [...]

In Search of a More Efficient EU Approach to Human Rights: Civil Society and EU Strategies in Egypt

By | July 13th, 2018|Categories: Publications, Working papers|

This report aims to provide an in-depth analysis of the EU’s strategy to promote human rights and democracy in Egypt. Largely based on instruments devised within the framework of the EMP and ENP, the EU wishfully counted on a spill-over effect from trade to political reform as well as onto actors’ socialization. This strategy fell prey [...]

MEDRESET among the Panels of IMISCOE!

By | July 5th, 2018|Categories: Highlights, News, Senza categoria|

In the framework of the 2018 IMISCOE Annual Conference,  MEDRESET partner FIERI has organized a panel. The conference took place in Barcelona from the 2nd to the 4th of July and it is considered to be the largest European conference on migration studies. MEDRESET's panel, chaired by Ferruccio Pastore (Fieri), was entitled "(Re)framing migration in the Mediterranean".  The [...]

June 2018

Bottom-up Approaches to EU–Turkey Migration Cooperation: A Call for Sustainable, Principled, Fair and Inclusive Governance

By | June 29th, 2018|Categories: Working papers|

Based on stakeholder consultations in Turkey, this report examines civil society actors’ views on policy issues regarding migration and mobility, the factors underlying these issues, and the actors’ assessment of policies and cooperation mechanisms developed by the EU and Turkey. The consultations show that the inclusion of Syrian refugees and broader social cohesion are by far [...]

Analysing Migration Policy Frames of Tunisian Civil Society Organizations: How Do They Evaluate EU Migration Policies?

By | June 28th, 2018|Categories: Working papers|

Based on information gathered through extensive fieldwork in Tunisia, this paper analyses how Tunisian civil society actors represent the Mediterranean space, how they frame migration in general and how they frame specific migration-related policy issues and the factors and actors affecting them. The paper further investigates how Tunisian stakeholders evaluate existing policy responses, focusing in particular [...]

The Role of Civil Society in Morocco: Towards Democracy or Autocracy?

By | June 26th, 2018|Categories: Senza categoria, Working papers|

The process of democratization in Morocco has confronted political and economic challenges. Civil society has recently become very active in Moroccan society, operating in all sectors and starting from the paradigm of human rights. However, this civil society faces two major difficulties. The first is intrinsic to its existence, because it lacks resources and professionalism; whereas [...]