Briefs / Focus / Spot Ons

Building a Youth Euro-Med Community through Learning and Research Mobility: Incubators and Obstacles
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Building a Youth Euro-Med Community through Learning and Research Mobility: Incubators and Obstacles

Mobility and fieldwork are key drivers of the quality of academic and scientific research. However, those are not always easily accessible to researchers from the southern shore of the Mediterranean.

26 November 2018
Oslo + 25, Lessons Learned and Ways Forward
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Oslo + 25, Lessons Learned and Ways Forward

The Oslo Accords have been the subject of considerable debate ever since the agreement was signed in 1993. 25 years later, an almost desperate situation paradoxically opens a window of opportunity for Europe.

19 November 2018
Recovering EU – Egypt Relations, But Core Political Issues Remain
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Recovering EU – Egypt Relations, But Core Political Issues Remain

The eighth EU - Egypt Association Council is due to meet on 20 December 2018. The EU - Egypt relationship holds great potential for socio-economic cooperation, while political issues remain unresolved.

19 November 2018
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
New Wine into Old Wineskins? Addressing Patterns of Institutional Development in Euro-Mediterranean Relations in the Wake of the So-Called “EU Refugee Crisis”
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New Wine into Old Wineskins? Addressing Patterns of Institutional Development in Euro-Mediterranean Relations in the Wake of the So-Called “EU Refugee Crisis”

Since 2015 EU Member States have been calling for a reform of common migration policies. However, the most powerful and influential MS managed to hinder any attempt to communitarise responsibility for decisions.

29 October 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
Trade, Security and Neoliberal Politics: Whither Arab Reform?
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Trade, Security and Neoliberal Politics: Whither Arab Reform?

Although large-scale protests were driven by a combination of political and socioeconomic factors and grievances, they have yielded many different outcomes.

26 July 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
Eastern Mediterranean Regional Dynamics: Conflicts and Opportunities for Conflict Resolution Support
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Eastern Mediterranean Regional Dynamics: Conflicts and Opportunities for Conflict Resolution Support

Diplomatic engagement between countries in the Eastern Mediterranean presents the opportunity for regional cooperation on a range of issues. It has also the potential to lead to shared regional institutions that promote regional stability.

27 June 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
Post-Varna EU-Turkey Relations. Neither a Break-Through, nor a Break-up
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Post-Varna EU-Turkey Relations. Neither a Break-Through, nor a Break-up

The Varna summit did not bring any breakthrough in the EU-Turkey relationship. However, mutual interdependence on trade and migration means that a divorce of this troubled marriage is not in their interest.

10 April 2018
Egypt, Poised for a Comeback to the Mediterranean Region
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Egypt, Poised for a Comeback to the Mediterranean Region

On 6 February 2018, the Union for the Mediterranean Senior Officials confirmed the appointment of Nasser Kamel as the new Secretary General. This will mark a turning point in the life of the institution.

21 March 2018