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MEDRESET.A comprehensive, integrated,and bottom-up approach to reset our understanding of the Mediterranean space, remap the region,and reconstruct inclusive, responsive,and flexible EU policies in it

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 693055

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2016

  • End date

    31 August 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 497 056,25

  • EU contribution

    € 2 497 056,25

Coordinated by:

ISTITUTO AFFARI INTERNAZIONALI

Italy

Objective

Euro-Mediterranean policies, as well as research on them, have been characterized by a Euro-centric approach based on a narrow geopolitical construction of the Mediterranean. Moreover, stakeholders, policy instruments, and policy issues have been defined from a European standpoint, marginalizing the perspectives and needs of local states and people, and ignoring the role played by new and powerful regional and global actors. In an increasingly multipolar world, overcoming this Euro-centric approach is key for Europe to play a more meaningful role in the region. Thus, MEDRESET aims to reset our understanding of the Mediterranean and develop alternative visions for a new partnership and corresponding EU policies, reinventing a future role for the EU as an inclusive, flexible, and responsive ‘actor’ in the region. This will be achieved through an integrated research design which is in three phases: it 1) de-constructs the EU construction of the Mediterranean, 2) counters it by mapping the region on the geopolitical level and in four key policy areas (political ideas, agriculture and water, industry and energy, migration and mobility) alongside a three-dimensional framework (stakeholders, policy instruments, policy issues), which directly feeds into 3) a reconstruction of a new role for the EU, enhancing its ability to exert reflexive leadership and thus its relevance in the region. Embedded in an interdisciplinary research team, as well as in a civil society and media network, MEDRESET evaluates the effectiveness and potential of EU policies by investigating whether current policies still match the changing geopolitical configuration of the Mediterranean area. The perceptions of EU policies and the reasons for their successes or failures are assessed by surveying top-down and bottom-up stakeholders on both shores of the Mediterranean. Country-tailored policy recommendations for the EU will be given for four key countries: Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia.
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Coordinator

ISTITUTO AFFARI INTERNAZIONALI

Address

Via Angelo Brunetti 9
00186 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 536 036,25

Participants (11)

KOLEGIUM EUROPEJSKIE

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 144 573,75

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 184 405

KAMUSAL POLITIKA VE DEMOKRASI CALISMALARI DERNEGI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 304 170

FACULTE DE DROIT ET DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES DE TUNIS

Tunisia

EU Contribution

€ 136 258,75

American University of Beirut

Lebanon

EU Contribution

€ 133 840

CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTATION IN BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 215 247,50

CAIRO UNIVERSITY

Egypt

EU Contribution

€ 140 500

INSTITUT DE PREPARATION A L'ADMINISTRATION ET A LA GESTION

France

EU Contribution

€ 189 776,25

FORUM INTERNAZIONALE ED EUROPEO DI RICERCHE SULL'IMMIGRAZIONE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 149 840

UNIVERSITE MOULAY ISMAIL

Morocco

EU Contribution

€ 138 846,25

ARAB STUDIES INSTITUTE - RESEARCH AND EDUCATION METHODOLOGIES

Lebanon

EU Contribution

€ 223 562,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 693055

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2016

  • End date

    31 August 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 497 056,25

  • EU contribution

    € 2 497 056,25

Coordinated by:

ISTITUTO AFFARI INTERNAZIONALI

Italy

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