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Working papers

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November 2018

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]