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June 2017

Iran’s Discourses and Practices in the Mediterranean Since 2001

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: Highlights|

This paper examines the discourse and practices of Iran in the areas of water and agriculture, economy, migration and political ideas, to test Iran’s approach and also its influence in various fields. Drawing on a critical discourse analysis approach, it engages with published documents, elite discourses, and public narratives of Iranian leaders and intellectual elites to [...]

May 2017

MedReset Policy Brief #1: The EU’s Constructions of the Mediterranean

By | May 25th, 2017|Categories: Highlights, Policy papers|

How does the EU regard the space beyond its southern borders? How has it been framing the Mediterranean space throughout the last almost fifty years, i.e., ever since it embarked on the creation of a foreign and security policy? And how have these framing practices informed, shaped and possibly determined EU foreign policy practices vis-à-vis the [...]

April 2017

Publications: The EU’s framing of the Mediterranean (from 1970 to 2017)

By | April 25th, 2017|Categories: Highlights|

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. [...]

MEDRESET Public Conference in Barcelona “Geopolitics of a Multipolar Mediterranean”

By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: Highlights, News & Events|

The second MEDRESET Public Conference was organised by CIDOB and took place in Barcelona on April 17th, 2017. The Conference presented some of the Research project themes such as : "Re-imagining Mediterranean Geopolitics" and "A New Role for the EU in the Mediterranean?" Conference Report MEDRESET Public Conference Agenda Photo album of the Conference

November 2016

Re-imagining Mediterranean Geopolitics: The Role of Eight Key Powers

By | November 9th, 2016|Categories: Highlights, Methodology and concept papers, Publications|

This paper aims to provide MEDRESET Work Package 2 (WP2) partners with the conceptual and methodological guidelines that we will pursue in our research. The primary theoretical approach to be used in our research is constructivism and discourse analysis, as elaborated in the WP1 concept paper. The purpose of WP2 is to observe the changing role [...]

June 2016

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"

MedReset Approach

By | June 10th, 2016|Categories: Highlights|

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 [...]

Kick Off Meeting MedReset in Rome

By | June 10th, 2016|Categories: Highlights|

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 [...]