MEDRESET Policy Papers n°10 – Towards a more reflexive EU in the Mediterranean : Final policy recommendations of MEDRESET

MEDRESET Policy Papers n°10 – Towards a more reflexive EU in the Mediterranean : Final policy recommendations of MEDRESET

11 July 2019
In MEDRESET’s final policy recommendations, aimed at the new European Parliament, Commission and High Representative, it is proposed that the EU should become a more reflexive actor in the Mediterranean. Three related steps are key to take into this direction: (1) Substance: Begin to have periodic…
Euromesco Joint Policy Study 14 - Cooperation with Religious Institutions as a European Policy Tool

Euromesco Joint Policy Study 14 - Cooperation with Religious Institutions as a European Policy Tool

13 June 2019
In the European neighbourhood, major social and political phenomena have acquired an increasingly religious angle: radicalisation – in the words of Olivier Roy – is becoming Islamised, intra and interstate conflicts have a sectarian character, and governments either want to increase their control…
“MIgration EU eXpertise” (MIEUX) publishes 2018 Annual Report

“MIgration EU eXpertise” (MIEUX) publishes 2018 Annual Report

13 June 2019
One of ICMPD’s flagship programmes, MIEUX, publishes its Annual Report for the year 2018, describing its main achievements in 26 countries and the special events held to celebrate ten years delivering capacity building on migration. The MIgration EU eXpertise (MIEUX) Initiative is funded by the EU…
UfM annual report 2018 : 10 years of building regional cooperation together

UfM annual report 2018 : 10 years of building regional cooperation together

28 May 2019
Message from the Secretary General Nasser Kamel: “This year’s annual report is particularly special as it provides an overview of UfM activities during 2018; a year that marked the 10th anniversary of the Union for the Mediterranean. (..) While several regional challenges had stalled cooperation…
Euromesco Series : A Tale of Two Agreements: EU Migration Cooperation with Morocco and Tunisia

Euromesco Series - A Tale of Two Agreements: EU Migration Cooperation with Morocco and Tunisia

28 May 2019
The European Union seeks to secure closer cooperation with Morocco and Tunisia on migration, particularly on border management, readmission of their own nationals who are irregularly present in the EU, and reception of third country nationals who transited to Europe through their territories. To…
Euromesco Policy Brief 97 - Toward Understanding Violence and Revising Counter-Violence Policies in the Southern Mediterranean

Euromesco Policy Brief 97 - Toward Understanding Violence and Revising Counter-Violence Policies in the Southern Mediterranean

21 May 2019
Back in 2011, a wave of violence and radicalisation started in the Southern Mediterranean region, which was characterised by a variety of forms, such as unorganised brutality accompanying riots, insurgencies, violent attacks directed against particular targets, or random attacks regardless of the…
Euromesco policy Brief n°96 – EU-Islam dialogue and engagement. Five challenges and opportunities

Euromesco policy Brief n°96 – EU-Islam dialogue and engagement. Five challenges and opportunities

14 May 2019
Although discussed for decades, the issue of cultural and religious values has been again brought into the political spotlight since the end of the 20th century. Today, a number of key political and state actors, including the European Union, clearly consider dialogue and engagement with religious…
Euromesco Papers 40 – The new-old elites and their relations with the EU : the cases of Egypt and Tunisia

Euromesco Papers 40 – The new-old elites and their relations with the EU : the cases of Egypt and Tunisia

26 April 2019
Tunisia and Egypt are two countries that have experienced the fall of longstanding authoritarian leaders. Transitions in both countries then took entirely different directions. This paper deals with the question of whether and how political change in the two countries has affected their foreign…
Euromesco Series - Global Power Shifts, Rational Choice and Role Conflict: Explaining the Trajectories of the Central Maghreb Countries’ EU Policies since 2011

Euromesco Series - Global Power Shifts, Rational Choice and Role Conflict: Explaining the Trajectories of the Central Maghreb Countries’ EU Policies since 2011

02 April 2019
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. The analysis is situated within the big structural picture and debates about the putative decline of the Western-…
FEMISE MED BRIEF n°18: The EU’s pursuit of “resilience” in southern Mediterranean countries

FEMISE MED BRIEF n°18: The EU’s pursuit of “resilience” in southern Mediterranean countries

28 March 2019
The main aim of this policy brief is to explore the conceptual and practical effects of the EU’s pursuit of resilience in relation to the southern Mediterranean partners. Our findings point to that the more pragmatic EU foreign policy since 2015 and the more flexible EU funding for policy…