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Publications

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November 2018

Beyond Unilateral Securitization. What Civil Society Actors Want from Migration, Asylum and Mobility Policies in the Mediterranean

By | November 21st, 2018|Categories: Highlights, Policy papers|

This paper analyses how stakeholders in southern and eastern Mediterranean countries evaluate the EU’s role, approach and policies in the field of migration, mobility and asylum, focusing on the policy instruments it has adopted, the actors involved (or not involved) in policy-making, and the substance of implemented policies. Based on extensive in-depth interviews conducted with a [...]

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 [...]

The Mediterranean: A Space of Division, Disparity and Separation

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

The Mediterranean is perceived by Southern stakeholders as a space of division, disparity and separation, performed into being through European depoliticizing, securitizing and technocratic practices in the spheres of politics, economics/development and migration. This imaginary holds up a mirror to the EU’s boundary-drawing exercise and production of the “ideal European self against its imperfect Southern Mediterranean [...]

October 2018

Role and Effectivness of the EU Policies in the Fields of Water and Agriculture in Morocco: A Bottom-up Approach

By | October 28th, 2018|Categories: Highlights, Working papers|

This paper is part of a series of works aiming to study the efficiency of EU policies in the countries of the South Mediterranean under the MEDRESET project. It provides a bottom-up assessment of European policies made by different stakeholders operating in the fields of water and agriculture in Morocco. The study is based on a [...]

Examining Lebanese Stakeholders’ Frames in the Fields of Agriculture, Water and Rural Development with regards to the Effectiveness and Potential of European Trade and Assistance Policies in Lebanon

By | October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Highlights, Working papers|

This paper is part of a series of working papers that evaluate the effectiveness of existing European Union policies in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries from a bottom-up perspective as part of the MEDRESET project. The focus will be on the policies applied in the agriculture and water sectors in Lebanon. The methods used include [...]

Agriculture, Water and Rural Development in Egypt: A Bottom-Up Approach in Evaluating European Trade and Assistance Policies

By | October 15th, 2018|Categories: Highlights, Working papers|

This paper is part of a series of MEDRESET working papers that investigate the effectiveness of EU policies in the southern and eastern Mediterranean countries from a bottom-up perspective. The focus of this paper will be on the agriculture and water sectors in Egypt. In particular, it will undertake: (i) a background overview of Egypt’s water [...]

Europe and migration: a step back in history

By | October 9th, 2018|Categories: Highlights, News, Videos|

"In order to discuss migration in the context of Europe and Mediterranean it is essential to take a step back in history: to a period where the current situation has its roots. And that is back in the ’90, when Europe started to erect a series of barriers to mobility across the Mediterranean: visa started to [...]