Briefs / Focus / Spot Ons

Feeds Filled with Frustration: Southern Mediterranean reactions to EU Responses towards Ukraine
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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 May 2022
Elevating Digital Talent Partnerships between the Southern Neighbourhood and EU13 Countries
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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 March 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 February 2022
Le retour des jeunes algériens dans l’espace public
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Le retour des jeunes algériens dans l’espace public

Aux avant-postes de « hirak », on trouve les jeunes Algériens. Longtemps décrits comme désintéressés de la politique, les jeunes sont devenus les porte-parole de cette contestation inédite.

23 October 2020
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 December 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 November 2019
Par-delà son passé, le futur de l’Algérie sera-t-il révolutionnaire ? Mémoire, vérité et justice comme enjeux de la société civile
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Par-delà son passé, le futur de l’Algérie sera-t-il révolutionnaire ? Mémoire, vérité et justice comme enjeux de la société civile

Bien que les acteurs de l´Hirak se présentent comme les successeurs des générations ayant résisté au régime autoritaire, ils assument une rupture nette vis-à-vis de la culture et de l’imaginaire politique algérien.

10 July 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 April 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 November 2018
Les noirs tunisiens après la révolution de 2011. Retour sur les prémices d´un mouvement contre le racisme
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Les noirs tunisiens après la révolution de 2011. Retour sur les prémices d´un mouvement contre le racisme

Le mouvement noir en Tunisie a cherché à se trouver une place parmi les différents mouvements civiques en Tunisie. Cela n’était pas facile dans un contexte politique et social encore conservateur et qui ne reconnaît pas la diversité.

27 August 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 July 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 May 2018