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Euro-Med Cooperation After the Arab Spring

July 2012
Edition Number: 
9

Intercultural Affairs

The road to professionalism for local Arab media after the Arab Spring will undoubtedly be very long and thorny
Fatima El-Issawi/LSE blog

The so-called Arab Spring has unleashed a flood of analysis and speculation about the possible direction of geo-political change in the region. Much has been said about the role of social media in facilitating this shift...

Tunisian Religious Tensions and the Emerging Bogeyman: Salafism
Emily Parker/Tunisia-live

In language bordering on paranoia, individuals labeled as “Salafists” have dominated domestic and foreign news headlines over the past few weeks. The accompanying stories detail incidents...

Les Ateliers de l’EuroMéditerranée
Marseille-Provence 2013

Pour œuvrer à la Capitale Européenne de la Culture, des artistes de toutes disciplines investissent depuis 2008 des lieux non culturels et atypiques comme les entreprises privées, les services administratifs, les...

Les Ateliers de l’EuroMéditerranée
Marseille-Provence 2013

Pour œuvrer à la Capitale Européenne de la Culture, des artistes de toutes disciplines investissent depuis 2008 des lieux non culturels et atypiques comme les entreprises privées, les services administratifs, les...

Muslim Sportswomen on the Rise - An Inspiration to Young Women around the World
Marium Sattar/Qantara

An increasing number of Muslim women are competing in sports. They face numerous challenges that are not an issue for their non-Muslim sisters and have to overcome additional hurdles on their way to sporting...

Un nouveau regard sur les musulmans et la laïcité au Royaume-Uni
Tehmina Kazi/Common Ground News

La question de la laïcité au Royaume-Uni revient de plus en plus régulièrement sur le devant de la scène, surtout depuis l'affaire Nadia Eweida qui avait fait grand bruit. Rappelons que cette femme avait été...

Sparks of solidarity in Europe
Maria-Paz Lopez/ARAB NEWS

The recent rise of right-wing parties in European countries like France, Greece and the Netherlands has gone hand in hand with an economic crisis and garnered headlines. The rise of the right has inflamed...

The Arab World in 2030
Omer Karasapan/World Bank

In 2010, the European Commission undertook a pilot project to explore the possibility of establishing “an inter-institutional system identifying long-term trends in major policy issues facing the EU.” The pilot’s...

الشباب المغربي يسلط الضوء على قيم التسامح والتنوع
حسن بنمهدي / الدار البيضاء لمغاربية

الحركات المتعصبة والمتطرفة في المغرب تسببت في توترات سياسية واجتماعية قادت إلى تعالي أصوات تنادي بالتسامح. نزهة الصقلي، الوزيرة السابقة للتنمية الاجتماعية، قالت خلال منتدى بالدار البيضاء في 31 مايو "التنوع والتسامح والالتزام والهوية كلها مقومات العيش معا"...

Immigrant Citizens Survey: perceptions of the immigrants about integration
Euro Islam

The Immigrant Citizens Survey (ICS) was presented at the headquarters of the European Commission Representation in Spain. The survey was directed from Brussels by the King Baudouin Foundation and the...

ISESCO calls for promoting coexistence and tolerance as postulate of active dialogue and stronger international cooperation
AMEinfo

Dr Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, Director General of the Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), argued that peace is built in the mind, with the school as its breeding ground...

Grande première à Tripoli
Ben Boubaker Youssef/Babelmed

Longtemps marginalisée, durant des décennies en Libye, la culture est en train de retrouver ses lettres de noblesses grâce au vent de liberté qui souffle sur le pays dans le sillage du printemps Arabe...

Lebanese novelist Amin Maalouf officially joined the French Academy Thursday, an event that Prime Minister Najib Mikati said “was a source of great pride for Lebanon...
Daily Star Staff

Lebanese novelist Amin Maalouf officially joined the French Academy Thursday, an event that Prime Minister Najib Mikati said “was a source of great pride for Lebanon...

In Focus

Un an après le printemps. Quelles relations euro-méditerranéennes?
Réseau Euromed France

Le Réseau Euromed France, plateforme nationale réunissant 29 associations françaises qui oeuvrent pour le renforcement de la société civile euro-méditerranéenne, a organisé un séminaire restreint, le 23 mars 2012...

A Strategic Reassessment of EU Policy in the Mediterranean
Stephen Calleya/ University of Malta

The historic transformation that has taken place across the Southern Mediterranean in 2011, with regime change in Tunisia, Egypt and Lybya, and upheavals in other Arab countries...

Youth learning and employability top recommendations for Euromed youth policy
Evgeniya Goryushina/EU Neighbourhood Info Centre

A set of nine recommendations for youth policy across the Euro-Mediterranean area has been drawn up by civil society representatives, decision-makers and experts at a conference...

Priority to keep momentum on Arab Spring – video interview with Marcus Cornaro
ENPI info center

The European Commission’s priority for the Arab Spring region is to gain and keep the momentum and enthusiasm of 2011 and carry it into 2012, Marcus Cornaro, Director...

ARLEM plenary urges an innovative Euro-Mediterranean cohesion policy
European Union Committee of the Regions

The promotion of the access of local and regional authorities to European Neighbourhood Policy funding, the extension of the Covenant of Mayors to Southern Mediterranean cities and regions...

When gravity fails… Five futures for Euro-Mediterranean relations
Fride/Richard Youngs

As the Arab spring unfolds with both promise and risk, the EU is working hard to support incipient political change in a more nuanced, sophisticated and demand-driven fashion. The fact...

What scenarios for the Euro-Mediterranean in 2030 in the wake of the post-Arab spring?
Rym Ayadi and Carlo Sessa / MEDPRO Policy Paper No. 2

The South Mediterranean region has reached a turning point in its history, following the unprecedented uprisings that brought to an end decades of repressive authoritarian rule. Before...

EU multilateral relations with southern partners: reflections on future prospects
Roberto Aliboni/Iss

The Arab awakening and other developments in 2011 have fundamentally changed the situation in the south-eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East. While the EU and its Member States...

Rethinking Euro-Med policies in the light of the Arab Spring
Nathalie Tocci and Jean-Pierre Cassarino/Open democracy

The uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East have swept away decade-old dictators, but not their regimes. It will take far more than protests to ensure that they are throughly...

Coopération euro-méditerranéenne et jeunesse : une nouvelle donne?
INJEP

120 acteurs de jeunesse se sont retrouvés à la Maison de l’Europe, en présence de Jeannette Bougrab, secrétaire d’Etat à la Jeunesse et à la Vie associative et de Catherine Lalumière, ancienne vice-présidente...

Transition in the southern Mediterranean: An opportunity for improved cooperation between the two shores?
ANNIE CORDET-DUPOUY/IEMED

The following thoughts on changes taking place in the Southern Mediterranean bring to mind, in some aspects, the transition of Central European countries in the early 90s. Indeed, they echo the introduction to...

EuroMed Media Review

New cooperation agreement between ALF and UfM Secretariat
Anna Lindh Foundation

The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean and the Anna Lindh Foundation agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance their mutual cooperation and enhance their joint...

Anna Lindh Mediterranean Forum to be the largest gathering of civil society since the Arab Spring
ENPI Info Centre

The Advisory Council of the Anna Lindh Foundation and representatives from Euro-Mediterranean youth from 35 countries have defined the agenda for the Anna Lindh Mediterranean Forum in Marseille...

Translation is crucial for Arab-Euro relations
Anna Lindh Foundation

New Study reveals the critical importance of translation as an instrument to combat ‘the clash of ignorance’ between societies on the two shores of the Mediterranean. Policies in favour of...

Jordan assumes co-presidency of the Union for the Mediterranean
Zawya

Jordan officially announced its readiness to assume the southern co-presidency of the Union for the Mediterranean (UFM), taking over from Egypt ,according to a Foreign Ministry statement on Tuesday...

EU to support education in Southern Mediterranean countries
New Europe

As a part of a progress in the region following the Arab Spring, the European Commission has launched a new dialogue with Southern Mediterranean countries on higher education policies and programmes...

Union for the Mediterranean backs project to develop skills for women
EU Neighborhood Info Center

A project to help women in the Southern Mediterranean develop skills for the labour market has been 'labelled' by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM). The project – Skills for Success - Employability Skills for Women – was approved for labelling by senior UfM...

Selection of the Call for Proposals 2012
Anna Lindh Foundation

The Anna Lindh Foundation has finalised the selection for the first round of its Call for Proposals programme for 2012...

Launch of the 7th Edition of the EuroMed Dialogue Award
Anna Lindh Foundation

The Anna Lindh Foundation’s Network Members are invited to nominate the best candidates for this year’s edition of the Award. The annual Award, which is bestowed by the 42...

Library

The European Union and the new geopolitical situation in the Mediterranean: balance of the first EU responses and prospects in a changing environment
Erwan Lannon/EuroMeSCo Paper

Erwan Lannon analyses the key statements, decisions, measures and actions adopted by the European Union in response to the Arab uprisings and assesses the relevance of this response...

Euro - mediterranean partnership in the aftermath of the arab spring
Franco Praussello

The recent democratic upheaval in a number of southern countries, starting with the toppling of Ben Ali in Tunisia and Mubarak in Egypt, can give the EU an opportunity to re-launch the Euro...