Briefs / Focus / Spot Ons

Bridging the Mediterranean for an Enlarged, Comprehensive and Equitable Integration between the EU and its Southern Neighbours
  • Policy Brief

Bridging the Mediterranean for an Enlarged, Comprehensive and Equitable Integration between the EU and its Southern Neighbours

The European Union cooperation treaties with the Southern Mediterranean Countries have grown in successive layers to become a comprehensive corpus comprising integration pacts in security, economy, environment and culture.

30 June 2021
The Role of Civil Society Organizations in raising Awareness of the Green Transition in the Southern Neighbourhood. Obstacles, Practices and Potential for the EU’s Support
  • Policy Brief

The Role of Civil Society Organizations in raising Awareness of the Green Transition in the Southern Neighbourhood. Obstacles, Practices and Potential for the EU’s Support

Civil society organizations (CSOs) in Southern Mediterranean Countries (SMCs) often lack the adaptive management capacity that is essential to become effective agents for coordinated and long-term development process.

30 June 2021
Climate Change in the Middle East: a Source of Cooperation or Conflict?
  • Focus

Climate Change in the Middle East: a Source of Cooperation or Conflict?

Climate change is a major governance challenge in the Middle East, but water and food availability in the region is currently affected more by unsustainable groundwater extraction, demographic change, and unregulated transboundary water flows

25 February 2021
Climate Change and Environmental Change in the Mediterranean: Grasping the Scope of the Challenge
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Climate Change and Environmental Change in the Mediterranean: Grasping the Scope of the Challenge

The Mediterranean Basin is nowadays a hot spot of various phenomena related to climate and environmental change: biodiversity loss, marine plastic pollution, rise in temperatures, and increased water scarcity.

16 August 2021