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October 2018

Migratory Management in Morocco – What Do the Stakeholders Think?

By | October 1st, 2018|Categories: Working papers|

The transformation of Morocco from a country of emigration to a country of immigration has changed the migratory profile of the country since the 1990s. Morocco has become a country of origin, transit but also destination. In this context, migration-related issues are mostly associated with the presence of immigrants, whereby migration is framed through a securitizing [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

Lebanon-EU Relations and Ways Forward: Qualitative Research Findings with Key Stakeholders in Lebanon

By | June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Working papers|

This report provides qualitative findings from interviews conducted with key stakeholders in Lebanon within the categories of labour, women’s rights, youth, Islamic organizations, rural development, policy-making and new social movements. The report includes background data on the political and economic context in Lebanon, provides an overview of EU policies in Lebanon and presents the research findings [...]

Bringing Social Justice and Human Rights Back In

By | June 2nd, 2018|Categories: Working papers|

This report contrasts how European institutional and civil society stakeholders “talk and practice” the Mediterranean into being. Based on extensive stakeholder consultations, it tends to confirm the finding of MEDRESET Work Package 1, namely that EU institutions construct the Mediterranean through three discursive practices: the Mediterranean as a space crucial for EU interests, as a dangerous [...]