Three new MedReset working papers are addressing the EU's framing of the Mediterranean. The first papers examines the early phase of the European Construction during the 1970s and the 1980s. It seeks to analyse how the European Community (EC) discursively constructed itself against the Mediterranean as a neighbouring space, and how it mapped the Mediterranean accordingly. [...]
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"
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 and [...]
The International Conference on “Resetting Mediterranean Relations” was organised in collaboration with the LUISS University of Rome as a public conference to give visibility to the themes and main issues of MEDRESET, as well as to present and discuss with a larger audience the state of Euro-Mediterranean relations. In addition to the speakers, made up of [...]