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11/04: Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis discusses economic cooperation in Tunisia as Spanish-Tunisian Chamber of Commerce opens
For his first official visit to Tunisia, FM Dastis addressed cooperation and development with high level Tunisian Officials
Presidents Anastasiades and Akinçi met in Cyprus for the first time after the last edition of Cyprus Talks, in January
10/04: Migration, cooperation and chemical attacks in Syria, headlines of the third meeting of Southern EU countries.
In Madrid, Southern EU countries agreed to further cooperation with Southern countries to tackle the migration issue
03/04: Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Israel agree on implementing a gas pipeline through the Eastern Mediterranean.
The EastMed Gas Pipeline is part of a project aiming at diversifying EU’s gas importations
What the Arab language is, its history, its current situation and the linguistic map of the Arab world are issues addressed today in a new lecture of the cycle Aula Mediterrània held at the IEMed.
Under the title "The EU-Mediterranean Trade Agenda", the IEMed has hosted a new breakfast-talk to address the relations of the European Union with its Mediterranean partner countries, in this case focused on trade relations.
The IEMed has hosted the presentation in Barcelona of the Xabaca project, an initiative born out of the collaboration between NOVACT, Al Fanar and Jiwar Creació i Societat whose final objective is the creation of an international art network for the empowerment of women creators from Arab countries by protecting their rights and freedom of expression. The project also has the support of the IEMed, Casa Árabe and the Catalan Agency for Cooperation Development.
Around thirty experts and researchers from over 10 universities will present in Barcelona their latest research on different issues linked to Europe and the Mediterranean and the Euro-Mediterranean region in the interdisciplinary research seminar "Towards A New Mediterranean Agenda; Dynamics and Actors at Play", to be held today and tomorrow in Barcelona.
The IEMed has launched the call for the 10th "A Sea of Words", the Euro-Mediterranean youth literary contest jointly organised with the Anna Lindh Foundation since 2008. This year it also has the collaboration of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).
A seminar held today at the IEMed with journalists, academics and representatives of institutions and civil society has marked the start of a project led by the IEMed and the Al Fanar Foundation to monitor Islamophobia in the media.
Prevention of radicalisation is one of the issues to be addressed by the IEMed both through research as a think tank and in high level meetings and conferences during 2017.
29/03: LAS Summit: HR/VP invited to address keynote speech; contention among members over Syria’s reincorporation.
HR/VP pushed for an increased regional cooperation as a solution to the political crises in LAS countries
17/03: Moroccan PM Abdelilah Benkirane, relieved of his duties, Mohamed VI appoints another PJD member, Saad Eddine Al-Othmani
After five months of fruitless political negotiations, King Mohamed VI decided to appoint Saad Eddine Al-Othmani, President of the National Council of the PJD, as Prime Minister
Last year, the conflicts in Libya and Syria and their regional impact led to the worst refugee crisis in history since the end of the Second World War. The Euromed Survey, conducted by the IEMed during 2016, asked experts and actors to assess the reaction to the movements of refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean and what should be done.
The aim of the document is to reinforce EU’s strategy towards the post-conflict Syria
Main focus on diversifying the Algerian economy through structural reforms
“In the Maghreb, discrimination against women concerns many aspects: lack of right to inheritance, lack of children’s guardianship (Morocco), lax legislation and jurisprudence for the persecution of male violence, very low literary rates, exclusion or marginalisation in the labour world...”
“Until now, much of the academic interest in the children of immigrants has focused on studying aspects such as failure, dropping out of school and unemployment. We wanted to give centre stage to those second-generation immigrants who have achieved success in the labour world."
"Since 2014, approximately 1.6 million refugees and migrants have reached the coasts of Europe through the Mediterranean. In the same period of time, around 12,000 people have died when trying to cross the sea."
In a seminar today at the IEMed the Fondation Ahmed Tlili pour la Culture Démocratique, based in Tunisia, has presented an initiative that seeks to promote mechanisms to generate an open and tolerant discourse in mosques, free from external influences beyond the religious culture of the country, and that also disseminates the democratic values set out in the country's new constitution.