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Policy papers

//Policy papers

January 2019

Rethinking Euro-Mediterranean Policies in the Fields of Energy and Industry

By | January 31st, 2019|Categories: Highlights, Policy papers|

This MEDRESET Policy Brief summarizes the findings of MEDRESET’s WP6 on industry and energy in the Mediterranean and identifies policy implications.   Read the full MEDRESET Policy brief

Assessing EU–Mediterranean Policies in the Fields of Industry and Energy from a Bottom-up Perspective

By | January 21st, 2019|Categories: Highlights, Policy papers|

The objective of this report is to evaluate the different EU policies in the industrial and energy sectors in four countries (Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia) based on assessment by local and European stakeholders, and to provide a list of policy recommendations based on these assessments. Adopting a bottom-up approach, such policies are evaluated in terms [...]

December 2018

Elite Survey

By | December 12th, 2018|Categories: Highlights, News, Policy papers|

This document summarizes the findings of MEDRESET Work Package 3 (WP3). This WP surveyed elite responses to EU policies in the Mediterranean region through a comprehensive qualitative fieldwork having covered 9 different countries (i.e. Lebanon, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey). Respondents were asked to analyse their countries’ resistance to or adoption of [...]

The EU’S Migration, Asylum and Mobility Policies in the Mediterranean

By | December 12th, 2018|Categories: Highlights, News, Policy papers|

This MEDRESET Policy Brief summarizes the findings of MEDRESET’s WP7 on migration, mobility and asylum in the Mediterranean and identifies policy implications   Read the full MEDRESET Policy Brief

November 2018

The EU and Political Ideas in the Mediterranean

By | November 26th, 2018|Categories: News, Policy papers|

This MEDRESET Policy Brief summarizes the findings of MEDRESET’s WP4 on political ideas in the Mediterranean and identifies policy implications   Read the full Policy Brief

EU Policies on Agriculture and Rural Development in the MENA

By | November 26th, 2018|Categories: News, Policy papers|

This document summarizes the findings of MEDRESET’s WP5 on “Agriculture and Water”, which aims at evaluating the effectiveness and potential of EU trade and assistance policies in the area of agriculture and water (including trade liberalization, EU-funded agro-food and water projects and cooperation initiatives) Read the full Policy Brief

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 [...]

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 [...]