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Migration in the Euro-Med Region

March 2011
Edition Number: 
2

Intercultural Affairs

Huntington's Clash Revisited
David Brooks / New York Times

In 2003, Samuel Huntington he published a sensational essay in Foreign Affairs called "The Clash of Civilizations?". He wrote that the Arab and Islamic culture is inhospitable to certain...

Danish Muslims need a voice in media
Middle East Online

These past few months mark the third anniversary of the escalation of the cartoon crisis that caused so much debate and anguish among Danish Muslims. The crisis was...

The Middle East's feminist revolution
The Globe and Mail

Among the most prevalent Western stereotypes about Muslim countries are those concerning Muslim women: doe-eyed, veiled and submissive, exotically silent, gauzy...

Pop Music and Social Protest in the Arab World - The Echo of Revolt
Qantara.de

The popular uprisings in the Arab world have spawned a whole new line-up of musicians who clearly denounce the political and social inequities in their countries. Yet, this protest...

Revolts fed a sense of pride in Arabs: With Mideast revolts, 'it's cool to be Arab'
Al Arabiya

The popular revolts shaking the Arab world have injected a sense of pride in peoples across the region often labelled as 'terrorists' or 'backwards' and for long subjected to repressive...

Free Advice and Coffee - A Scandinavian Artist Explores Creative Communication
Onislam.net

This creative intercultural work by a Danish Photographer called Don't Hate, Educate is to reach out to like-minded people around the world and establish connection to exchange...

In Focus

Migratory flows from North Africa: challenges for the EU
Yves Pascouau ,Sheena McLoughlin/EPC

According to Pascouau and McLoughlin the EU and its Member States are facing three challenges: the capacity to protect their borders, the capacity to respect  the human rights...

Revolts Raise Fear of Migration in Europe
Rachel Donadio, Suzanne Daley / New York Times

Until a few weeks ago, the immigrant transfer center on this tiny Lampedusa- a kind of Italian Ellis Island- was empty. An extensive European campaign against migration from Africa...

Monde arabe. Flux migratoires : "En aucun cas, on ne peut s'alarmer"
Youssef Courbage / le telegramme

Nicolas Sarkozy redoute des «flux migratoires incontrôlables, avec l'Europe en première ligne». «En aucun cas, on ne peut s'alarmer», répond Youssef Courbage, directeur de...

Le bassin migratoire méditerranéen : un espace unifié?
Adrien Fauve / Nouvelle-Europe

"Mare nostrum" des Romains, qui en avaient fait le centre de leur vaste Empire, la Méditerranée fut un vecteur majeur et précoce de mouvement et de brassage...

Rêver, à bord d'un rafiot à la dérive
Dina Darwich / Babelmed

La jeunesse égyptienne est devenue une marchandise sur le marché de l'émigration illégale qui tire sa légitimité d'une situation sociale faite de chômage...

The Voices of Minorities and Migrants
Isabelle Rigoni / ALF Report

The place of immigrants and ethnic minorities in the French media is still perceived as a rarely treated topic according to the Anna Lindh/Gallup Poll. With emerging good practices...

EuroMed Media Review

Euro-Med Ambassadors back Anna Lindh Foundation to seize historic opportunity for dialogue following momentous events in the Arab region
Anna Lindh Foundation

The Foundation and its region-wide Network to launch new 2011 initiative to support civil society action on intercultural citizenship and democracy...

Citizens are shaping a new era for Euro-Mediterranean dialogue
Anna Lindh Foundation

Following the historic events in the Arab region, over 100 journalists, academic experts and NGO leaders gathered in the Tunisian capital to debate the findings of the Anna Lindh...

Interim Secretary General appointed to head Union for the Mediterranean Secretariat
ENPI Info Centre

The Co-Presidency of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) has announced the appointment of Dr. Lino Cardarelli as interim Secretary General of the UfM Secretariat... 

Ashton underlines importance of working with the Arab League to face regional challenges
ENPI Info Centre

The EU's foreign policy chief has stressed the importance of working with the Arab League in addressing the problems and challenges of the region...

Tunisians debate democratic transition
Magharebia

Prominent political figures and intellectuals gathered in Tunis for a conference to discuss ways to foster democratic development in post-revolution Tunisia...

Des ONG relativisent l'arrivée de nombreux immigrés en Italie
EuroActiv.fr

Revenant sur le phénomène de la vague migratoire à Lampedusa en février, des associations dénoncent le catastrophisme des gouvernements français et italien. Elles pressent l'UE...

A Partnership for democracy and shared prosperity with the Southern Mediterranean
European Commission

The European Commission presented a comprehensive offer of practical measures to support and underpin the transition process in the Southern Mediterranean, to be...

Turmoil in the Arab world
The Malta Independent

Frattini sees change in the Mediterranean as a test for Europe and an opportunity for European and Mediterranean countries to work together in the interests of all...

Les élus de l'Union pour la Méditerranée favorables à un plan Marshall
Localtis.info

A l'occasion de la septième session de l'assemblée parlementaire de l'Union pour la Méditerranée, les parlementaires ont appelé à la mise en place d'un plan Marshall pour...

North African reform a secondary concern in EU's 'cathedral built on a pinhead'
Democracy Digest

The Union of the Mediterranean has been described as "an almost meaning-free piece of European Union architecture, a cathedral built on a pinhead." With North Africa in turmoil...

Marseille capitale des musiques du monde avec le Festival Babel Med Music (24 - 26 mars 2011)
Le Journal Med

Du 24 au 26 mars 2011, Marseille accueillera au Dock des Suds la VIIe édition de BABEL MED MUSIC. Ce forum international rassemble l'ensemble des représentants du monde...

Egyptians in Muslim-Christian unity march
Afrique en Ligne

Tens of thousands of Egyptians swarmed the Tahrir square in down town Cairo on Friday, in a march aimed at solidifying national unity between Muslims and Christians in Egypt...

Support Freedom, Visit Egypt: Alexandria youth launch international call
Anna Lindh Foundation

The Anna Lindh Foundation supports the young people of Alexandria in organizing the very first Intercultural Tourism Day...

Film Premiere of "Articulating Values: On Stage at EuroMed" in Vienna
Anna Lindh Foundation

The premiere of the film "Articulating Values: On Stage at EuroMed" will take place on 17 March  2011, in Topkino, Vienna. The film documents a cross-border theater project granted...

Winning Books for Children with Special Needs Announced
Anna Lindh Foundation

Fourteen Arabic Books from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria to be awarded by the Anna Lindh Foundation in support of Children with Special Needs...

Library

Intercultural Dialogue and Human Rights: Prospects for a Euromediterranean Citizenship
Pietro de Perini - University of Padua

The paper proposes the development of a new conception of citizenship (more inclusive, active and plural) for all the peoples living in the territory of the partner States of the Union for the Mediterranean...

Migrations MMéditerranéennes, Rapport 2008-2009
CARIM-Sous la direction de Philippe Fargues

The latest report of  the Consortium of Applied Research on International  Migration (CARIM) covers three aspects of international migration:economic and demographic, legal  and socio-political...

The Impact of the January 25 Events on Migrants in Cairo
Egypt IOM

This rapid assessment conducted between the 16 and 23 of February aims to understand the impact of the events on migrant communities in Egypt...

WORLD MIGRATION REPORT 2010 - THE FUTURE OF MIGRATION:BUILDING CAPACITIES FOR CHANGE
IOM

This report argues that non-state actors have little choice but to invest adequate financial and human resources to ensure States, societies and migrants reap the full potential of future migration...