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The Role of China in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Beyond Economic Interests?
  • Policy Study

The Role of China in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Beyond Economic Interests?

MENA has traditionally been rather peripheral to China’s interests. However, since the early 2000s, with fast-growing energy demand in the country and launch of the “global war on terrorism”, the region has been on Beijing’s radar.

20 July 2020
Democratic Change and Urbanisation in the Aftermath of the Arab Revolts: Euro-Mediterranean Cultural Cooperation in Local Urban Development in Morocco and Tunisia
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Democratic Change and Urbanisation in the Aftermath of the Arab Revolts: Euro-Mediterranean Cultural Cooperation in Local Urban Development in Morocco and Tunisia

In its response to the Arab revolts, the EU only engaged marginally with their urban causes, and above all from a technical rather than political perspective. Euro-Mediterranean cultural cooperation programmes were an exception.

15 July 2020
Advancing Youth Financial Inclusion To Boost Job Creation And Growth In The Mediterranean Region
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Advancing Youth Financial Inclusion To Boost Job Creation And Growth In The Mediterranean Region

The event aims to shed light on the obstacles that the youth is facing to access finance and policies that can lead to improvements in the Mediterranean region.

10 June 2020
Digitalisation of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Mediterranean
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Digitalisation of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Mediterranean

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the Mediterranean create job opportunities and, increasingly, stimulate innovation. Unfortunately, they are often prevented from reaching their full potential.

7 June 2020
Ensuring Water Security in the Middle East: Policy Implications
  • Policy Study

Ensuring Water Security in the Middle East: Policy Implications

Over the last decades, the Middle East, and more specifically the Eastern Mediterranean region, has experienced a rapid process of desertification. This increased scarcity has significant political and socioeconomic impacts for the entire region.

6 April 2020
Agriculture and Food Security in Climate Sensitive Areas in the Mediterranean
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Agriculture and Food Security in Climate Sensitive Areas in the Mediterranean

In the context of climate change and the growing need to preserve natural resources, the study identifies the main blocking points for the contribution of local and regional authorities in the mentioned areas.

6 April 2020
Les réseaux sociaux : une arme à double tranchant pour les mouvements sociaux et leur lutte contre le « pouvoir » en Algérie
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Les réseaux sociaux : une arme à double tranchant pour les mouvements sociaux et leur lutte contre le « pouvoir » en Algérie

Les réseaux sociaux ont ouvert la voie à la coordination des mobilisations citoyennes en Algérie. Néanmoins, ils sont également le moyen à travers lequel le Gouvernement a commencé à établir un “contrôle numérique” des citoyens.

10 March 2020
The Impact of Migration Policies on the EU’s Image as a Value-Driven Normative Actor
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The Impact of Migration Policies on the EU’s Image as a Value-Driven Normative Actor

The EU has consistently tried to portray itself as a force for good in global affairs. However, its policies towards rising social and political challenges in its neighbourhood have severely damaged this self-constructed image.

17 December 2019
Who Owns What? – Free Trade Policies, Migration Management and the Ambiguity of “Joint Ownership”
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Who Owns What? – Free Trade Policies, Migration Management and the Ambiguity of “Joint Ownership”

Despite the appearance of joint ownership in several EU documents, the definition offered remains quite vague. Thus, how can the operationalisation of the concept be evaluated?

5 December 2019
On the Insufficiencies and Dark Side of the Principle of Differentiated Bilateralism
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On the Insufficiencies and Dark Side of the Principle of Differentiated Bilateralism

The essay is a critical assessment of the current state of the ENP through the prism of the principle of differentiated bilateralism, beyond the debate between normative and realist approaches of EU foreign policy.

20 November 2019
The Shaping of Anti-Democratic Discourses and What to Do About It
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The Shaping of Anti-Democratic Discourses and What to Do About It

The securitisation of the EU’s approach towards its Southern Neighbourhood put on the back burner other important issues such as state reform and socioeconomic development.

14 November 2019
Germany’s Security Assistance to Tunisia: A Boost to Tunisia’s Long-Term Stability and Democracy?
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Germany’s Security Assistance to Tunisia: A Boost to Tunisia’s Long-Term Stability and Democracy?

Tunisia’s democratic transition remains fragile. In order for Tunisia’s stability and democratic rule to succeed in the long term, Security Sector Reform is essential.

7 November 2019