EUMENIA stands for EU-Middle East Network in Action and in Greek it means good will and favourably disposed attitude towards someone or something. EUMENIA is a Jean Monnet Network co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union for a duration of 3 years (2018-2021). It is led by Dr. Dimitris Bouris (University of Amsterdam) and encompasses seven more institutions namely the University of Peloponnese (Greece), Istituto Affari Internazionali (Italy), Roskilde Universitet (Denmark), Bir Zeit University (Palestine), Yasar University (Turkey), American University of Beirut (Lebanon) and University of Jordan (Jordan).
EUMENIA has three interlinked objectives following a bottom-up approach. Firstly, it aims to bring scholars into the different classrooms of European and Middle Eastern Universities thus fostering exchanges between academics and students. Secondly, it aims to facilitate cooperation with civil society stakeholders and thirdly it aims to engage with national and EU policy makers through public events and online platforms, which will contribute to the dissemination of this knowledge and deepen the understanding of this complex relationship.
Target Groups of EUMENIA:
1) Students and academics
2) Think tanks, civil society and NGOs
3) Policy makers and officials