Ghilès Francis, a researcher at the International Relations Centre of Barcelona (CIDOB) delivered as part of a conference organized by the School of Governance and Economics Rabat analysis of relations between Europe and the countries of Africa North after the "Arab Spring."Learn more
Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, in Bahrain, Libya, Syria, the wave of popular uprising that swept the Arab countries is first crystallized on those heads of state and senior government officials at the head of the country. The issue of institutions and rebuilding the state emerges only in a second step, once obtained the departure of disgraced leaders (Ben Ali, Mubarak, Gaddafi, Saleh and maybe tomorrow Assad ...).Learn more
Nilufer Gole is a sociologist and expert on European Islam and its developments. Born in Istanbul, she lived and worked in the United Kingdom, she now lives in France and teaches at the EHESS. She is the author of Muslim and modern. Sailing and civilization in Turkey, published in 1993 by Editions La Découverte.Learn more
The overthrow of the Tunisian and Egyptian regimes and protests continued in other Arab countries show a new alliance between ancient way of protest and widely experienced ally to new communication technologies that have left their mark on these movements.Learn more
Since the beginning of the uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, but also in Algeria, Jordan and Yemen, the "experts" of the Mediterranean and the Arab world succeed to contribute to the understanding of current events. Amid this flurry of perspectives, reflecting the diversity of the widest protean professional community, we are surprised to learn that many of these experts, the sudden collapse of given to be among the most stable regimes in the region was predictable. The amazement at these statements is even greater than anyone, including the Institute of the Mediterranean, can boast of having anticipated the events taking place in their suddenness and intensity.Learn more
Historian, Henri Laurens is a professor at the College de France, holder of the "Contemporary History of the Arab world" Chair. During the conference, he developed his historical analysis of the "Mediterranean dream" from the expedition to Egypt launched by Napoleon in 1798 to the question of Palestine in the 20th century through the "Great Game" of European powers in the 19th century.Learn more
The Blue Plan has just published a new study on "Urban mobility and sustainable development in the Mediterranean: Regional diagnostic prospective" in the Series The Blue Plan.
Characterized by rapid urbanization in the country south and east shores and urban sprawl dominant north, the problem of urban mobility in the Mediterranean raises major issues in terms of sustainable development.
This prospective diagnosis is the result of a process of partnership work undertaken dice 2005 with the support of the World Bank, the French Development Agency and Veolia Environment.
Union for the Mediterranean: the local and regional authorities will rendezvous on January 29 in Agadir (Morocco)
On 29 January this year, for the first time since its inception, members of regional and local Euro-Mediterranean Assembly (ARLEM) will meet in plenary session in the South of the Mediterranean, Agadir (Morocco), at the invitation of Mohamed Boudra, Co-Chair of the Assembly and President of the Region Taza-Al Hoceima-Taounate.Learn more