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Youth Activism in the South and East Mediterranean Countries since the Arab Uprisings: Challenges and Policy Options
  • Policy Study

Youth Activism in the South and East Mediterranean Countries since the Arab Uprisings: Challenges and Policy Options

Dealing with the youth in the MENA region entails acknowledging that this is a diverse category. The experiences of the South and East Mediterranean countries also tend to differ as far as the governments´ response are concerned.

8 February 2016
The State of Arab Statehood Reflections on Failure, Resilience and Collapse
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The State of Arab Statehood Reflections on Failure, Resilience and Collapse

State failure triggered the upheaval known as the Arab Spring. The increasing number of Arab states on the brink of collapse and the rising phenomenon of fragmented central state authority invite to revisit – and relaunch – the ‘Arab state deba...

14 September 2015
The Tunisian Transition: Torn Between Democratic Consolidation and Neo-Conservatism in an Insecure Regional Context
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The Tunisian Transition: Torn Between Democratic Consolidation and Neo-Conservatism in an Insecure Regional Context

The Tunisian transition is a very particular and unique case, and not a “model”. Compared to other states in the MENA region, it is the only country where a comprehensive process of democratic consolidation is taking place so far.

19 August 2015
Les transformations géopolitiques dans la région MENA : Les dynamiques structurantes
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Les transformations géopolitiques dans la région MENA : Les dynamiques structurantes

Cet article analyse les transformations géopolitiques dans la région MENA à travers une approche multidimensionnelle.

15 July 2015
Reviewing the European Neighbourhood Policy
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Reviewing the European Neighbourhood Policy

A better coordination between Members States and the EU and between the EEAS and the European Commission is of paramount importance in order to ensure the functioning of the ENP.

15 June 2015
The Challenges of the Mediterranean Urban Agenda
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The Challenges of the Mediterranean Urban Agenda

There seems to be an increasing awareness that the urban agenda must take centre stage in sustainable development programmes. Strong and independent governance at the local level is a prerequisite for successful urban planning.

10 June 2015
Macroeconomic and Monetary Policies in the Mediterranean. Management in a Context of Uncertainty
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Macroeconomic and Monetary Policies in the Mediterranean. Management in a Context of Uncertainty

A period of financial crisis led to a process of reassessment in fiscal, financial and monetary policies in Europe and in its neighbouring countries. In the context of uncertainty reinforcing regional cooperation is more needed than ever.

12 May 2015
From Policies to Politics: The European Union as an International Mediator in the Mediterranean
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From Policies to Politics: The European Union as an International Mediator in the Mediterranean

Despite an initial focus on policy reform, the EU has shifted its approach into a more political response, both as a consequence of the developments on the ground and a renewed interest in mediation initiatives by EU authorities.

11 February 2015
Research and Assessment on Euro-Mediterranean Relations
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Research and Assessment on Euro-Mediterranean Relations

This compilation document serves the purpose of disseminate all the findings of the SEARCH Project, which studied the economic and social consequences of migration, both for the EU and for the neighbouring regions.

19 January 2015
Financial Reforms in the Mediterranean: Ideas and Policies to Inspire Change
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Financial Reforms in the Mediterranean: Ideas and Policies to Inspire Change

The financial systems of Arab Mediterranean countries are not contributing to economic growth. The financial system reform is an essential element of the broader and bold economic reform agenda advocated by international institutions.

14 January 2015
Winning to Lose: The State´s Unsustainable Counterrevolutionary Comeback in Egypt
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Winning to Lose: The State´s Unsustainable Counterrevolutionary Comeback in Egypt

The 2011 revolution brought the opportunity to challenge the state´s model of governance but three years later many argue that the Egyptian state has succeeded to absorb the revolutionary shocks and has ensured a successful comeback.

18 September 2014
Société civile et démocratisation au Maroc. Le grand malentendu
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Société civile et démocratisation au Maroc. Le grand malentendu

Le mouvement associatif au Maroc n'est pas en mesure de jouer un rôle clé pour la démocratisation compte tenu de son atomisation. L'émergence du mouvement du 20 février est une tentative de surmonter le déficit de structures puissantes de la so...

16 July 2014