Three new MedReset working papers are addressing the EU’s framing of the Mediterranean. The first papers examines the early phase of the European Construction during the 1970s and the 1980s. It seeks to analyse how the European Community (EC) discursively constructed itself against the Mediterranean as a neighbouring space, and how it mapped the Mediterranean accordingly. The second working paper addresses the building of a Euro-Mediterranean partnership (1990-2002). The third working paper is dedicated to the EU’s constructions of the Mediterranean since 2003.  It attempts to display how the EU’s discourse on the region can be read as a boundary-drawing exercise; and how it produces and reproduces European and Southern Mediterranean identities and constructs the ideal European self against its imperfect Southern Mediterranean others.

Read MedReset working papers here.