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The Arab Transitions in a Changing World. Building Democracies in Light of International Experiences
  • Policy Study

The Arab Transitions in a Changing World. Building Democracies in Light of International Experiences

The outbreak of the Arab uprisings led most of us to think that we were witnessing the fourth or the late third wave of democratization. However, the developments in the southern Mediterranean region contradict the transition paradigm.

9 May 2016
Terrorist Threat in the Euro-Mediterranean Region
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Terrorist Threat in the Euro-Mediterranean Region

The plethora of reasons for Jihadist groups’ local and global appeal corroborate the thesis that Islamic radicalism is becoming a general, global, radical anti-systemic movement.

11 April 2016
The EU and Conflict Resolution in the Mediterranean Neighbourhood: Tackling New Realities through Old Means?
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The EU and Conflict Resolution in the Mediterranean Neighbourhood: Tackling New Realities through Old Means?

Since the Arab uprisings, conflict realities in MENA have undergone a substantial change. As the EU’s crisis management policies in the past have been largely perceived as a failure, has the EU reacted in an appropriate way to this change?

16 March 2016
Mapping out the Scope and Contents of the DCFTAs with Tunisia and Morocco
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Mapping out the Scope and Contents of the DCFTAs with Tunisia and Morocco

This paper explores the potential scope and contents of the “Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas” (DCFTAs) that the EU is envisaging with Morocco and Tunisia.

15 March 2016
Practices from the Field. Advocating for Women in the Euro-Mediterranean Region
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Practices from the Field. Advocating for Women in the Euro-Mediterranean Region

This analysis presents 12 successful practices in advocacy and policy dialogue pertaining to gender equality, developed in the Euro-Mediterranean region, selected through a call for proposal for the civil society organizations.

1 March 2016
Youth Activism in the South and East Mediterranean Countries since the Arab Uprisings: Challenges and Policy Options
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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