Briefs / Focus / Spot Ons

Feeds Filled with Frustration: Southern Mediterranean reactions to EU Responses towards Ukraine
  • Spot On

Feeds Filled with Frustration: Southern Mediterranean reactions to EU Responses towards Ukraine

Accusations of a double standard, racism, and hypocrisy are rampant in the online discourse following every major European policy or action in relation to Ukraine or Russia. In these accusations, the lack of involvement in the conflicts of Iraq, Liby...

2 maig 2022
Elevating Digital Talent Partnerships between the Southern Neighbourhood and EU13 Countries
  • Policy Brief

Elevating Digital Talent Partnerships between the Southern Neighbourhood and EU13 Countries

This policy brief provides a review of the digital ecosystems in the EU13 countries and identifies opportunities and challenges existing for talent matchmaking with countries of the EU’s southern neighbourhood.

1 març 2022
Youth Green Skills: Ensuring that Young People are Educated and Skilled Today for a Sustainable Future
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Youth Green Skills: Ensuring that Young People are Educated and Skilled Today for a Sustainable Future

This policy brief offers recommendations to key stakeholders and institutions on how to support youths on the paths towards their green skills development in the Mediterranean region.

9 febrer 2022
Graffiti and Political Sarcasm as Tools for Political Participation in Egypt
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Graffiti and Political Sarcasm as Tools for Political Participation in Egypt

In Egypt, one of the forms used on social media to refer to political developments were sarcasm and satire. Following 2011, another form of activism appeared – graffiti - aimed to keep the spirit of the revolution awake.

28 desembre 2019
When Austerity Meets Activism: A Common Tale on the Opposite Shores of the Mediterranean
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When Austerity Meets Activism: A Common Tale on the Opposite Shores of the Mediterranean

Despite economic, social and political differences between Amman and Athens and different ideologies channeling the crowds’ sentiments, in both cases people took to the streets due to comparable economic grievances.

4 novembre 2019
EU-Islam Dialogue and Engagement. Five Challenges and Opportunities
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EU-Islam Dialogue and Engagement. Five Challenges and Opportunities

The issue of cultural and religious values has been brought into the political spotlight. Key political actors, including the EU, consider dialogue and engagement with religious institutions vital resources for achieving stability.

5 abril 2019
Morocco’s Political Use of Islam and its Religious Diplomacy
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Morocco’s Political Use of Islam and its Religious Diplomacy

After the 2003 bombing attacks in Casablanca, Morocco has been seeking to limit the influence of opposing religious doctrines to the “Moroccan official Islam”. This was followed by a restructuring of the religious field.

7 novembre 2018
Civil Society in Action – Promoting Sub-Regional Cooperation Between CSOs as a Way Forward?
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Civil Society in Action – Promoting Sub-Regional Cooperation Between CSOs as a Way Forward?

Eastern Mediterranean states are facing numerous domestic challenges to their democratic institutions. The region is highly heterogeneous in terms of these challenges. But there are also common ones, including empowering CSOs.

5 juliol 2018
Citizenship Challenges in The Arab Region
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Citizenship Challenges in The Arab Region

The Arab Spring put forward a number of demands. It is therefore not surprising that a number of minority groups actively participated in the uprisings, calling for end of oppression and the recognition of their rights.

7 maig 2018
Arab Media and Political Conflict in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings
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Arab Media and Political Conflict in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings

In the Middle East, television has thus maintained a strong allegiance with the ruling power in each country. But how should this loyalty be handled when the ruling power is first challenged, then shaken and finally overthrown?

13 novembre 2017
Theorizing the Role of Experts in Shaping Euro-Mediterranean Politics, at a Time of Erosion of Democratic Legitimacy and Emergence of Contested Issues
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Theorizing the Role of Experts in Shaping Euro-Mediterranean Politics, at a Time of Erosion of Democratic Legitimacy and Emergence of Contested Issues

The main objective of this article is to understand if and how experts are contributing to shape EU foreign policy, with a specific focus on Euro-Mediterranean affairs.

13 febrer 2017
From Activism to Artivism: New Forms of Youth Activism in the Aftermath of the 20 February Movement
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From Activism to Artivism: New Forms of Youth Activism in the Aftermath of the 20 February Movement

Morocco witnessed one of the most dynamic youth protest in its modern history during the Arab uprisings. To face this youth political action, the state´s strategy consisted in constitutional reform and de-legitimization of the radicals.

29 gener 2016