4, 5 and 6 March 2013, the Polibienestar Institute of the University of Valencia (Spain) and IVE (Instituto Valenciano of the isle) organized a three-day meeting GOUV'AIRNANCE project. The first day was an opportunity to share in a public meeting involving several persons competent in the field of air quality, from Valencia, Marseille (France), Tripoli (Lebanon) and Aqaba (Jordan).
The next two days were spent at the meeting of the Steering Committee of GOUV'AIRNANCE project and helped present the progress of the project in the territories concerned.Learn more
The Mediterranean is a patchwork of territories, with economic and political weaknesses. Several attempts at "normalization", economic, political but also social and cultural Mediterranean and especially the South, were carried out by the Western powers but also by major international institutions like the IMF and the World Bank. These strategies, based on a scenario of convergence of Mediterranean societies, diagnosed late in the context of globalization, with a number of "standard" explicitly or implicitly recognized as standards of organization of the economy, society and the political field. But the evaluation of these various initiatives, among which are the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership and the American project of "Greater Middle East" launched after the attacks of 11 September 2001, most often leads to a finding of slow, or even failure in any case of uncertainty for the future.
By observing the changes and uncertainties surrounding the Mediterranean, but also its structural trends, various prospective studies have been conducted to replace the understanding of developments in the Mediterranean area in the context of the Mediterranean and globalization on a time horizon of two or three decades. These studies took place in the framework of the Interreg project Stratmed, the International Council of the City of Marseille, reports on macro-regions or motorways of the seaLearn more
Political scientist, Kalypso Nicolaidis taught at Harvard, she is currently a professor of international relations at Oxford University, where she directed the Center for European Studies (Saint Anthony College). She is currently a resident at the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Research (iMERA) in Marseille.
Kalypso Nicolaidis, announced three key ideas that it believes should be structuring for relations between Europe and the Mediterranean in 2030 and, a fortiori, to install the MUCEM (Museum of Civilization Euro-Mediterranean) in the landscape Euro-Mediterranean.Learn more