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EuroMeSCo - Commission d'études euro-méditerranéennes - forme un réseau de centres de recherche sur la politique et la sécurité en Méditerranée. EuroMeSCo comprend 99 instituts provenant de 32 pays sur les 43 membres de l'Union pour la Méditerranée.

Bridging the Mediterranean: For an Enlarged, Comprehensive and Equitable Integration between the EU and its Southern Neighbours - 19/11/2021

Publié en juillet 2021. Rédigé par Mondher Khanfir 25 years after the Barcelona Declaration for a regional integration around the Mediterranean, the prosperity differential is still marked between the southern and northern shores, with a wide dispersion of gross domestic product per capita, from less than €3,000 to more than...

The Role of Civil Society Organizations in Raising Awareness of the Green Transition in the Southern Neighbourhood. - 18/11/2021

Publié en juillet 2021. Rédigé par Emad Adly Civil society organizations (CSOs) are considered vehicles of change. Alongside governments and the media, they play an active role in identifying local community needs and designing and implementing collective actions. CSOs are also beneficiaries of sustainable development. However,...

Great Expectations: Defining a Trans-Mediterranean Cybersecurity Agenda - 18/11/2021

Publié en août 2021. Rédigé par Patryk Pawlak, Adel Abdel-Sadek, Samuele Dominioni , Alexandra Marion Youmna Laban. EU cooperation on cybersecurity with the MENA region is conditioned by two competing claims. Due to the geographical proximity and broad security implications for the EU, the MENA region is one of the priorities...

Planning the Future of the EU Trust Fund for Africa - 18/11/2021

Publié en août 2021. Rédigé par Federica Zardo Few European Union (EU) funds have gained as much visibility as the EU Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF). The EUTF was launched in 2015 as an emergency instrument to tackle the so-called EU migration crisis and pursue the priorities agreed during the summit in Valletta. Its geographic...

Will Tunisia’s Ship of State Sink or Sail? - 18/11/2021

Publié en août 2021. Rédigé par Francis Ghilès President Kais Saied’s decision to sack his prime minister, Hichem Mechichi, and suspend the activities of parliament did not come as a surprise. Financial indicators have been flashing red for years, and Tunisia will go bankrupt this summer if it fails to negotiate a bailout with...

Big Tech and Digital Taxation reforms in the EU and MENA - 18/11/2021

Publié en août 2001. Rédigé par Adel Abdel-Sadek Digital taxation has gained attention on the international agenda, especially after major technology companies saw profits surge during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, while many countries suffered from an economic crisis that called for a search for new financial resources. The...

It's just business ? The cooperation of V4 states on migration and mobility with the southern neighbourhood - 18/11/2021

Publié en octobre 2021. Rédigé par Agnieszka Kulesa The Visegrád Group states have participated in many instruments of cooperation on migration and mobility with the Southern Neighbourhood, including mobility partnerships and multilateral platforms of cooperation. However, in recent years, and especially since 2015, they have...

A Euro-Mediterranean Green Deal? Towards a Green Economy in the Southern Mediterranean - 06/05/2021

Publié en mars 2021. Rédigé par Julia Choucair Vizoso, Mohamed Behnassi, Zied Boussen, Georgeta Vidican Auktor, Karolina Zubel The transition to a green economy requires nothing short of a major, structural transformation of economic models, domestic and global. The scale and pace of the change needed and the high level of...

Infrastructures and Power in the Middle East and North Africa - 2020 - 06/05/2021

Publié en septembre 2020. Rédigé par Eduard Soler, Silvia Colombo, Laura Basagni, Ahmed Kandil, Florence Gaub, Lotje Boswinkel, Victor Salama 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...

How to Improve Water Resources Management in the Middle East? The Call for a Locally-Based Water Security - 04/05/2021

Publié en juillet 2020. Rédigé par Shira Kronich et Liel Maghen Due to multiplier factors such as climate change, desertification, rapid population growth and industrialisation, water has become increasingly scarce in the Middle East. The categorisation of water security as an existential “threat” gives the state a licence to...

COVID-19 Pandemic Challenges and Opportunities: The Case of Jordan - 04/05/2021

Publié en juillet 2020. Rédigé par Anan Zeitoun Like the rest of the world, Jordan has been affected by the recent and ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic and efforts to curb its spread have created both social and economic unrest in the country. The Jordanian government acted early in March 2020 by ordering a nationwide...

Economic Impact of COVID-19: Powerful Shock to Post-Reform Egypt - 04/05/2021

Publié en juin 2020. Rédigé par Hussein Mohammed Suleiman For all governments dealing with the global Pandemic COVID-19, there is a difficult short-term trade-off between public health and economic considerations. Arguably, the Egyptian authorities have given a higher weight to the latter than other governments, including in...

How to Improve Water Resources Management in the Middle East? The Call for a Locally-Based Water Security - 29/04/2021

Publié en juillet 2020. Rédigé par Shira Kronich et Liel Maghen Due to multiplier factors such as climate change, desertification, rapid population growth and industrialisation, water has become increasingly scarce in the Middle East. The categorisation of water security as an existential “threat” gives the state a licence to...

COVID-19 Pandemic Challenges and Opportunities: The Case of Jordan - 15/04/2021

Publié en juillet 2020. Rédigé par Anan Zeitoun Like the rest of the world, Jordan has been affected by the recent and ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic and efforts to curb its spread have created both social and economic unrest in the country. The Jordanian government acted early in March 2020 by ordering a nationwide...

Economic Impact of COVID-19: Powerful Shock to Post-Reform Egypt - 15/04/2021

Publié en juin 2020. Rédigé par Hussein Mohammed Suleiman For all governments dealing with the global Pandemic COVID-19, there is a difficult short-term trade-off between public health and economic considerations. Arguably, the Egyptian authorities have given a higher weight to the latter than other governments, including in...

Morocco Fighting Against COVID-19: Drastic Times Call for Drastic Measures - 15/04/2021

Publié en juin 2020. Rédigé par Oumayma Bourhriba Like many countries, Morocco is expected to undergo a severe economic slowdown this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The combined effect of poor crop year and the implications of confinement policy in the secondary and tertiary sectors has led to a downward revision of the...

The Socioeconomic Impact of COVID-19 on Lebanon: A Crisis Within Crises - 15/04/2021

Publié en juin 2020. Rédigé par Joelle M. Abi-Rached et Ishac DIwan The COVID-19 crisis comes on the heels of grave economic and political crises that have hit Lebanon at the end of 2019. In contrast to the rather favourable health situation (so far) with a relatively limited number of infections and fatalities, the COVID-19...

COVID-19 in Palestine: Economic Slump, Rising Vulnerability and Limited Policy Response - 13/04/2021

Publié en juin 2020. Rédigé par Shams Hanieh et Habib Hinn At the time of writing these lines, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 and fatalities in Palestine remain very low, in absolute terms and also in comparison with other countries of the region. However, the pandemic is expected to have wide-reaching economic and...

La Crise Covid-19 en Tunisie: Impacts et Préoccupations - 13/04/2021

Publié en juin 2020. Rédigé par Soussi Mousez Au-delà de la dimension sanitaire et des pertes en vies humaines, la gravité de la pandémie Covid-19 doit se mesurer aussi à l’aune de son impact socio-économique. Cette crise pourrait même transformer certains paradigmes et inviter à penser une communauté plus respectueuse des...

Ensuring Water Security in the Middle East: Policy Implications - 26/06/2020

Publié en avril 2020. Rédigé par Shira Kronich, Liel Maghen, Christiane Frohlic, Ali Oguz Diriöz, Tobias Von Lossow, Mahmoud Shattat, Desirée Quagliarotti, Giulia Giordano Over the last decades, desertification and water-scarcity have become major problems in the Middle East, and more specifically in the Eastern Mediterranean...

Germany’s security assistance to Tunisia: A boost to Tunisia’s long-term stability and democracy? - 12/03/2020

Publié en décembre 2019. Rédigé par Anna Stahl, Jana Treffler Tunisia is the only democracy to emerge from the 2011 Arab Spring. Although recent developments have been encouraging, Tunisia’s democratic transition remains fragile. Economic and social challenges, as well as the volatile regional security environment and a surge...

On the insufficiencies and dark side of the principle of differentiated bilateralism - 12/03/2020

Publié en octobre 2019. Rédigé par Itxaso Domínguez de Olazábal One of the pivotal objectives of the 2016 EU Global Strategy (EUGS) is to build societal and state resilience in the European Union (EU) neighbourhood. Besides this focus on resilience, both the reviewed European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) of 2015 and the EUGS...

The impact of migration policies on the EU’s image as a value-driven normative actor - 03/03/2020

Publié en décembre 2019. Rédigé par Çiğdem Üstün The European Union (EU) has consistently tried to portray itself as a force for good in global affairs, committed to multilateralism, values and human rights, and different from other international actors. However, its policies towards rising social and political challenges in...

Graffiti and political sarcasm as tools for political participation in Egypt - 03/03/2020

Publié en décembre 2020. Rédigé par Mahmoud Hammad Social media have provided space for citizens to comment on and criticize the policies during the time of troubles. Considering the growing importance of social media, many scholars have argued that 2010-2011 revolutions that took place in Southern neighborhood countries,...

Infrastructures and power in the middle east and north Africa - 03/03/2020

Publié en décembre 2019. Rédigé par Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome Over the last decade, the Mediterranean and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has experienced profound and far-reaching social, political and economic transformations that have contributed to unprecedented levels of volatility and uncertainty across...

Who owns what? – Free trade policies, migration management and the ambiguity of “joint ownership” - 02/12/2019

Publié en december 2019. Rédigé par Sherin Gharib. The concept of joint ownership has become a buzzword since the 1990s not only in strategies of international organisations, such as the United Nations (UN), the World Bank (WB) or the International Monetary Fund (IMF), but also in European Union (EU) foreign policy. Since the...

Human Security & Climate Change - 04/11/2019

Publié en mars 2019. Rédigé par Daniele Fattibene, Nicolò Sartori The aim of this brief is to analyze the regional impact of climate change on the different components of human security, by clustering them into three macro dimensions: the environmental dimension, the economic dimension and the humanitarian one.  

Global Power Shifts, Rational Choice and Role Conflict - 04/11/2019

Publié en mars 2019. Rédigé par Irene Fernández-Molina 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...

The New-Old Elites and their Relations with the EU: The Cases of Egypt and Tunisia - 04/11/2019

Publié en avril 2019. Rédigé par Cengiz Gunay This paper deals with the question of whether and how political change in the two countries has affected their foreign policy-making towards the European Union (EU). Building on a liberal international relations (IR) perspective and elite theory, the paper focuses on the politically...

Russia’s Arms Exports to the MENA Region: Trends and Drivers - 04/11/2019

Publié en avril 2019. Rédigé par Alexandra Kuimova The Policy Brief begins by outlining Russia’s growing interest in the MENA region. It identifies both the strategy and motivations driving Russia’s arms exports, and equally to the region, and the demand for arms by MENA countries.
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