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Contribution of Local and Regional Authorities to the Development of the Blue Economy in the Mediterranean
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Contribution of Local and Regional Authorities to the Development of the Blue Economy in the Mediterranean

The report explores the role of local and regional authorities in the Mediterranean region in the development of the blue economy, including coastal tourism; food, health, and ecosystem services; energy at sea; and protection of maritime areas.

14 October 2019
The Contribution of Local and Regional Authorities to Regional Integration in the Mediterranean
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The Contribution of Local and Regional Authorities to Regional Integration in the Mediterranean

The study examines how local and regional authorities (LRAs) can contribute to regional integration of Mediterranean countries, in particular in the field of trade, infrastructure, governance, labour mobility, research and innovation and higher educa...

10 September 2019
Cooperation with Religious Institutions as a European Policy Tool
  • Policy Study

Cooperation with Religious Institutions as a European Policy Tool

For at least three decades now religion has been re-entering the public sphere and politics in Europe and globally. Its re-emergence, however, bears little resemblance to the past when the religion-state coupling was unequivocal.

20 May 2019
A Tale of Two Agreements: EU Migration Cooperation with Morocco and Tunisia
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A Tale of Two Agreements: EU Migration Cooperation with Morocco and Tunisia

While the EU lacks flexibility and a real willingness to build tailor-made partnerships, the interest of Tunisia and Morocco in pushing forward the talks seems to be limited.

14 May 2019
Climate Security in the Sahel and the Mediterranean: Local and Regional Responses
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Climate Security in the Sahel and the Mediterranean: Local and Regional Responses

Due to its geography, demography and proliferation of conflicts, the Sahel region is the most threatened in the world by climate change. Any deterioration of the situation in the Sahel has repercussions on Europe and its relations with Africa.

22 April 2019
Global Power Shifts, Rational Choice and Role Conflict: Explaining the Trajectories of the Central Maghreb Countries’ EU Policies since 2011
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Global Power Shifts, Rational Choice and Role Conflict: Explaining the Trajectories of the Central Maghreb Countries’ EU Policies since 2011

This paper seeks to trace and explain the diverging and non-linear trajectories of the three central Maghreb countries’ foreign policies towards the EU since the 2011 Arab Uprisings.

18 April 2019
The New-Old Elites and their Relations with the EU: The Cases of Egypt and Tunisia
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The New-Old Elites and their Relations with the EU: The Cases of Egypt and Tunisia

Tunisia and Egypt are two countries that have experienced the fall of longstanding authoritarian leaders. Transitions in both countries then took entirely different directions.

16 April 2019
The Role of Russia in the Middle East and North Africa Region. Strategy or Opportunism?
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The Role of Russia in the Middle East and North Africa Region. Strategy or Opportunism?

Over the last few years, the myth of a Russian “return” to the MENA region has captured increasing attention all over the area and beyond. Is the growing Russian assertiveness in the region enough to speak of a proper Moscow “strategy”?

16 April 2019
The Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus in the Western Mediterranean. Development and Sustainability in the 5+5 Area
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The Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus in the Western Mediterranean. Development and Sustainability in the 5+5 Area

Too often the interaction between water, food and energy in the Mediterranean has been characterised by distortions that have triggered negative externalities rather than positive synergies.

10 December 2018
The Role of Women in Preserving the Environment in Tripoli
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The Role of Women in Preserving the Environment in Tripoli

Tripoli District is facing serious environmental problems. While many civil society movements are calling for sustainable environmental measures, women's participation in public issues and local decision-making remains weak.

1 December 2018
Women in Leadership Positions, Local Perceptions and Obstacles in Ma’an Governorate
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Women in Leadership Positions, Local Perceptions and Obstacles in Ma’an Governorate

There is a lack of job opportunities and limited diversity of economic activities for women in Mraighah Sub-District in particular, and in Ma’an Governorate in general, as well as patriarchy that deliberately excludes women from public life.

1 December 2018
Field Diagnosis: Girls’ Access to Education in Six “”Area C”” Localities in Bethlehem and Al Khalil
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Field Diagnosis: Girls’ Access to Education in Six “”Area C”” Localities in Bethlehem and Al Khalil

The Area C (Kisan, Al-Rashayida, Al-Meniah, Zif, Ma’en, and Al-Bweeb), controlled by the Israeli colonial authority, has been marked by the poor economic situation, leading to girls’ regular absences and dropout of school.

1 October 2018