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Policy papers

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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 [...]

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 [...]

September 2017

MedReset Special issue of Global Policy: ‘Reset Geopolitics in a New Age’

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: Highlights, Policy papers, Publications|

The geopolitics of the Mediterranean region has changed dramatically in the twenty-first century, partly as a result of local state dynamics and partly as a product of transformational changes at the international and broader regional levels. As opposed to the early 1990s, the EU today is no longer the dominant or key actor in the Mediterranean [...]

The Key Powers’ Construction of the Mediterranean

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Policy papers, Publications|

The geopolitics of the Mediterranean region has been changing rapidly in the twenty-first century, partly as a result of local state dynamics and partly as a product of transformational changes at the international and broader regional levels. The European Union is therefore no longer the dominant or key actor in this region and it now has [...]

MedReset Policy Brief n.2: ‘The EU and Geopolitics in the Mediterranean’

By | September 7th, 2017|Categories: Policy papers|

This document summarizes the findings of MEDRESET’s WP2 on key powers’ (namely the United States, China, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Israel, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey) construction of the Mediterranean and identifies policy implications. MedReset Policy Brief n.2 (PDF)

June 2017

The EU’s Constructions of the Mediterranean

By | June 15th, 2017|Categories: Policy papers, Publications|

Gathering the results of the three reports produced by Work Package 1 (WP1) of the MEDRESET project, which assess the EU’s constructions of the Mediterranean in the years 1970–1989, 1990–2002 and 2003–2017 respectively, this report provides a critical analysis of three major discourses that the EU-Europe employs regarding the Mediterranean: “the Mediterranean as a diverse geopolitical [...]

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 [...]