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October 2019

MEDRESET Policy Briefs: now available in Arabic!

By | October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Highlights, News & Events|

We are very happy to communicate to our readers that, after an intense work of translation, the following MEDRESET Policy Briefs are available also in Arabic. The EU’s Constructions of the Mediterranean  (Arabic Version) The EU and Geopolitics in the Mediterranean (Arabic Version) EU Policies on Agriculture and Rural Development in the MENA  (Arabic Version) The EU [...]

July 2019

Policy lecture on MEDRESET’s final policy recommendations

By | July 15th, 2019|Categories: Highlights, Senza categoria, Videos|

Daniela Huber, MEDRESET's Scientific coordinator and Head of the Mediterranean programme (IAI) explains why and how the EU should become a more reflexive actor in the Mediterranean.

Policy Lecture on Tunisia and the EU’s Democracy, human rights and resilience discourse

By | July 10th, 2019|Categories: Highlights, Videos|

Asma Nouira, Professor of Political Science and Law at the University of El-Manar, gives a brief description of WP4 on the EU's democracy, human rights, resilience discourse and its contestation, with a particular focus on Tunisia.

Policy Lecture on the Elite Survey

By | July 10th, 2019|Categories: Highlights, Videos|

Aybars Görgülü, Director of PODEM, gives a brief description of the Medreset's Elite Survey.

Towards a More Reflexive EU in the Mediterranean. Final Policy Recommendations of MEDRESET

By | July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Highlights, Policy papers, Publications|

In MEDRESET’s final policy recommendations, aimed at the new European Parliament, Commission and High Representative, we propose that the EU should become a more reflexive actor in the Mediterranean. Three related steps are key to take into this direction: (1) Substance: Begin to have periodic screening reports of EU policies and the possible harmful effects they [...]

April 2019

Reflections on MEDRESET

By | April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Highlights, Policy papers|

Research in MEDRESET has been pursued under two structural challenges, namely a structural inequality inherent in the consortium itself, as well as a rising revisionist (geo)political context. In light of these challenges, we advocate that the EU set up a Research Foundation for the Mediterranean and we also give recommendations for Horizon Europe. Read the full [...]

EU Approach to Gender Equality in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Region

By | April 17th, 2019|Categories: Highlights, Policy papers|

The EU legal and political framework reflects a strong commitment to promoting gender equality. Policy dialogue, gender mainstreaming and targeted gender programming are some of the instruments that the EU uses in “partnering countries”. There is a noticeable difference in how the EU approaches gender equality internally (within Europe) as opposed to externally (partnering countries and [...]

Problematizing Effectiveness and Potential of EU Policies in the Mediterranean

By | April 8th, 2019|Categories: Highlights, Policy papers|

This report aims at combining the research results of the previous Work Packages (1–7) of the MEDRESET project with a view to evaluating the effectiveness and potential of EU policies. It does so through an analysis of the EU’s framing of the Mediterranean and how it is perceived by its Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEM) partners, [...]

Industry and Energy: the impact of EU policies in the Mediterranean

By | April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Highlights|

Chahir Zaki, Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the French section in the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at the University of Cairo, analyzes the EU-Mediterranean policies in the field of industry and energy from a bottom-up perspective.

March 2019

The Remaking of the Euro-Mediterranean Vision

By | March 27th, 2019|Categories: Highlights, News|

Medreset has just published its first edited volume. The book is entitled "The Remaking of the Euro-Mediterranean Vision. Challenging Eurocentrism with Local Perceptions in the Middle East and North Africa" and it has been edited by Aybars Görgülü and Gulsah Dark (PODEM). This edited collection is a timely and in-depth perception analysis of Euro-Mediterranean relations and the [...]