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The Role of Russia in the Middle East and North Africa Region. Strategy or Opportunism?
  • Policy Study

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
  • Policy Study

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
  • Report

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
Una realidad incontestable. Islamofobia en los medios
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Una realidad incontestable. Islamofobia en los medios

La tendencia tolerante hacia la inmigración se vio alterada durante los años de la crisis económica, al percibirla como una competencia en el terreno laboral. También empeoró después de los ataques terroristas en París y en Barcelona.

10 September 2018
Field Diagnosis: Developing Female Entrepreneurship in the Wilaya of Sétif
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Field Diagnosis: Developing Female Entrepreneurship in the Wilaya of Sétif

The Sétif region is known for its economic, commercial and industrial dynamism. It also has several specialised education and training centres. In this context, what is the proportion of women entrepreneurs and businesses run by women?

1 August 2018
Field Diagnosis: The Role of Elected Women in the Province of Ifrane
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Field Diagnosis: The Role of Elected Women in the Province of Ifrane

Despite a favourable legal framework for equality of opportunity in the mechanisms for political action and access to political responsibilities, women’s presence in elected positions in local authorities in Morocco remains below expectations.

1 August 2018
Preventing Violent Extremism in Lebanon: Experience from a Danish-Lebanese Partnership
  • Paper

Preventing Violent Extremism in Lebanon: Experience from a Danish-Lebanese Partnership

Local community stakeholders including municipalities are critical to the implementation of national PVE strategies and action plans. Yet how does a PVE model travel from one context to another ?

23 May 2018
Politics of Recognition and Denial. Minorities in the MENA Region
  • Policy Study

Politics of Recognition and Denial. Minorities in the MENA Region

The manipulation of sectarian divides by state and non-state actors and persecutions faced by ethnic and religious groups make the question of minorities a key issue for the balance in the MENA region.

2 May 2018
The EU-Tunisia Privileged Partnership – What Next?
  • Policy Study

The EU-Tunisia Privileged Partnership – What Next?

It would be odd if the outcome of the Association Council were limited to the adoption of partnership priorities. While a new model of partnership will not be presented, there should be some language on an ambitious mid- to long-term perspective.

16 April 2018
The Sahel: Europe´s African Borders
  • Policy Study

The Sahel: Europe´s African Borders

Over the last decade, the EU’s engagement in the Sahel region has dramatically increased. Despite all the efforts, the Sahel remains a quagmire and continues to be a source of high instability for the Maghreb and by extension for Europe.

2 April 2018