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Thriving on Uncertainty: COVID-19-Related Opportunities for Terrorist Groups
  • Policy Study

Thriving on Uncertainty: COVID-19-Related Opportunities for Terrorist Groups

Taking into consideration how state responses and pre-existing socioeconomic grievances can be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can lead to innovative findings on how terrorist groups have adapted and conducted their activities during the pandemic.

8 June 2021
Post-Covid-19 EU-Southern Neighbourhood Trade Relations
  • Policy Study

Post-Covid-19 EU-Southern Neighbourhood Trade Relations

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, which disturbed economic and social lives all over the globe, threatened to exacerbate the existing problems by virtue of disturbing production of and trade in food products.

19 May 2021
Beyond Networks, Militias and Tribes: Rethinking EU Counter-Smuggling Policy and Response
  • Policy Study

Beyond Networks, Militias and Tribes: Rethinking EU Counter-Smuggling Policy and Response

The EU’s stated commitment to counter the negative impacts of migrant smuggling activities constitutes an opportunity to rethink the traditional approaches to smuggling.

11 May 2021
Infrastructures and Power in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Policy Study

Infrastructures and Power in the Middle East and North Africa

Geopolitics is back. A more aggressive great power competition and the disruptive effects of new technologies have given new impetus to the analysis of the impact of geography on political decisions.

14 September 2020
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
Perspectives on radicalisation and violent extremism in MENA, the Balkans and the European Union
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Perspectives on radicalisation and violent extremism in MENA, the Balkans and the European Union

This paper of the project CONNEKT sets the academic backbone for studying in upcoming stages the radicalisation processes in MENA and Balkan societies with the aim of recommending tools and measures to prevent violent extremism among youths.

5 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