The MEDRESET project came to an end in July after three years of extensive work. Their final review and workshop was held in Rome in July. “The project aimed to reset our thinking of the Mediterranean and the EU policies in the region, developing new […]
Dr. Daniela Huber and Dr. Maria Cristina Paciello published a final recommendation entitled “Towards a More Reflexive EU in the Mediterranean” in the framework of MEDRESET. It is available here
Emre Iseri published a chapter entitled “Turkey’s entangled (energy) security concerns and the Cyprus question in the Eastern Mediterranean” in Alexis Heraclides and Gizem Çakmak (ed.), Greek-Turkish relations in the 21st Century, Routledge,2019,pp.257-270.
On December 4th, Dr. Beste Isleyen, Dr. Emre Iseri, and Dr. Alexandros Yannis will speak at a public event entitled “Energy geopolitics in the Eastern Mediterranean” which will be held on December 4th (20:00-21:30) at SPUI25 in Amsterdam. For more information and to register, please […]
Workshop with Dr. Beste İşleyen: “”The Governance of Borders and Migration in the (Southern) Mediterranean: Entanglements of the Domestic, the Regional and the International”
Dr. Beste İşleyen convened a workshop on “The Governance of Borders and Migration in the (Southern) Mediterranean: Entanglements of the Domestic, the Regional and the International”. The workshop brought together academics with diverse geographical foci, including Italy, Greece, Malta, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia and Turkey. Amsterdam […]
New policy paper co-authored by Daniela Huber “The Mediterranean: A Space of Division, Disparity and Separation”
MEDRESET policy paper titled “The Mediterranean: A Space of Division, Disparity and Separation”, co-authored by Daniela Huber, Asma Nouira and Maria Cristina Paciello.
The Mediterranean is perceived by Southern stakeholders as a space of division, disparity and separation, performed into being through European depoliticizing, securitizing and technocratic practices in the spheres of politics, economics/development and migration. This imaginary holds up a mirror to the EU’s boundary-drawing exercise and production of the “ideal European self against its imperfect Southern Mediterranean others”. In contrast to the EU’s self-production, it is no longer externally perceived as a model; other models are emerging (Tunisia, Turkey, Russia) but do not yet represent an alternative. EU policies are seen as ineffective, mainly due to problems in EU visibility, coherence and a substantial gap between expectations in the South and actual EU output.
Read the full policy paper here