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MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA REGIONAL ARCHITECTURE: MAPPING GEOPOLITICAL SHIFTS, REGIONAL ORDER AND DOMESTIC TRANSFORMATIONS

Objective

The ‘Middle East and North Africa Regional Architecture: mapping geopolitical shifts, regional order and domestic transformations’ -the MENARA Project- will study the geopolitical order in the making in the South and East Mediterranean Countries and the Middle East amid all deep-reaching social and political changes unfolding since 2010. The project aims at describing the main features of the regional geopolitical order, its origins, and evolution; identifying and mapping the decisive domestic, regional and global actors, dynamics and trends; building future scenarios for 2025 and 2040; and informing EU policies and strategies. It will examine whether, where and when conflict and/or cohesion dynamics prevail, the level and depth of regional fragmentation and the effects of regional and domestic processes on global dynamics and vice versa.
This will be achieved by analysing ideational and material factors (national, sub and supra-national identities; religion and politics; global identities; demography; energy; economy; military; environment) and by conducting in-depth research on specific case studies on ongoing dynamics at three different levels (domestic, regional and global). All this research will be based on quantitative and qualitative methods -including fact finding missions on the ground, interviews, focus groups, Delphi surveys - and innovative foresight techniques.
Research will be accompanied by pioneering dissemination methods willing to increase the project’s impact not only over the specific academic community and policy-making circles but also over broader general public. This will include the translation of research results into accessible deliverables such as audio-visuals, futures notes series, infographics and interactive maps, and a Massive Open Online Course.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/political policy/foreign policy
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/nuclear engineering

Call for proposal

H2020-INT-SOCIETY-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CENTRE D'INFORMACIO I DOCUMENTACIO INTERNACIONALS A BARCELONA
Address
Calle Elisabets 12
08001 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 508 737,71

Participants (13)

ISTITUTO AFFARI INTERNAZIONALI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 369 504,69
Address
Via Angelo Brunetti 9
00186 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
DANSK INSTITUT FOR INTERNATIONALE STUDIER
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 288 681,50
Address
Ostbanegade 117
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
IZT INSTITUT FUER ZUKUNFTSSTUDIEN UND TECHNOLOGIEBEWERTUNG GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 178 996,25
Address
Schopenhauerstrasse 26
14129 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE AL AKHAWAYN D'IFRANE
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 112 368,76
Address
Avenue Hassan Ii
53000 Ifrane
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KAMUSAL POLITIKA VE DEMOKRASI CALISMALARI DERNEGI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 123 856,25
Address
Kore Sehitleri Caddesi. No.38/3 Zincirlikuyu
34394 Istanbul
Activity type
Other
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 138 465,19
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 57 225
Address
Berc 13-15
1016 30/07/2014
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 173 442,50
Address
Via Dei Roccettini 9
50014 Fiesole
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
American University of Beirut
Lebanon
EU contribution
€ 96 691,56
Address
Bliss Street
1107 2020 Beirut
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EGMONT - INSTITUT ROYAL DES RELATIONS INTERNATIONALES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 131 771,46
Address
Rue Des Petits Carmes 24A
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
OBSERVATOIRE MEDITERRANEEN DE L'ENERGIE
France
EU contribution
€ 130 625
Address
32 Bis Boulevard Haussmann
75009 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Qatar University
Qatar
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
University Street, Al-dafna 1
Doha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 91 578,13
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments