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International Conference and Call for Papers: Revisiting Euro Mediterranean Cooperation in an Age of Uncertainty​

Marking the 25th anniversary of the Barcelona Declaration, this call invites academics and experts in the field to submit proposals for papers related to the Euro Mediterranean process of cooperation. The selected contributors will have the opportunity to engage in a conversation with other academics and policymakers on the challenges, tensions and contentions involved in the realisation of the Barcelona Process, and to reflect on the potentials for future regional cooperation and integration.

About the call for papers

This call invites academics and experts to reflect on the challenges, tensions and contentions involved in the realisation of the Barcelona Process, and the potentials for future regional cooperation and integration.

Several policy-oriented studies and conferences discussed good practices and successes, while others reflected on the reasons for the failure to achieve the objectives of the Barcelona Process. This conference aims to introduce a different angle to the discussion. Rather than debating what worked, and what did not work, the contributions are expected shed light on what this cooperation means and how it functions at multiple levels: political, socio-economic, cultural, environmental, including specific items related to security, migration, economic trade, investment, and sustainable development.

Deadline for submission is 30/1/2021.

Find out more here: www.usi.ch/it/euromedconference

Past News

25 May 2020 - "Effects of the pandemic on the Middle East Mediterranean region", Federica Frediani and Berat Kjamili - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUauzxT8TEQ

15 April 2020 - Gilles Kepel Lecture, COVID-19 et Crise pétrolière - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXMv3cNbLdc&feature=youtu.be

20 February 2020 - The public conference series by political scientist and Arabist Gilles Kepel were resumed at Università della Svizzera italiana with the beginning of the new semester. Kepel is Professor at USI and at École Normale Supérieure di Parigi, and his conferences focused on the geopolitical configurations of the Middle East Mediterranean region. The lectures tackled current issues as shown by the subject chosen for the first encounter at USI, which saw Prof. Kepel in conversation with the Rector of the Université Saint-Joseph of Beirut, Salim Daccache, and Prof. Michele Bernardini of the University of Naples “l'Orientale” on the current situation in Iran and Lebanon (https://www.usi.ch/en/feeds/12894).

On 28 October 2019, Professor Gilles Kepel set out on his Italian tour to launch his new book Uscire dal caos. Le crisi nel Mediterraneo e nel Medio Oriente.

28 October 2019 - Rome, Ambasciata di Francia presso la Santa Sede

29 October 2019 - Naples, Institut français Napoli (Gilles Kepel and Domenico Quirico)

31 October 2019 - Palermo, Aula Magna del Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza dell'Università degli studi di Palermo (Gilles Kepel, Giusto Picone, Francesco Lo Piccolo and Giorgio Scichilone)

16 November 2019 - Milan, Fondazione Corriere della sera, (Lorenzo Cremonesi and Gilles Kepel)

 

On the 29 August 2019 has been pubblished “Uscire dal caos”, the latest book of Prof. Gilles Kepel on the crises in the Middle East Mediterranean region.

02 September 2019"Uscire dal caos" - l'ultimo libro del prof. Gilles Kepel

02 September 2019Uscire dal caos" - ne parlano il prof. Gilles Kepel e la Dr. Federica Frediani

09 May 2019: Sortir du Chaos - Prof. Hela Ouardi, La naissance du premier califat de l'Islam

18 April 2019: Sortir du Chaos - Prof. Camille Schmoll, Méditerranée: des frontières à la dérive

11 April 2019: Sortir du Chaos - Prof. Gilles Kepel, après Daesh entre désagrégation et recomposition

28 March 2019: Sortir du Chaos - Prof. Gilles Kepel, des "Printemps arabes" au "Califat jihadiste"

14 March 2019: Sortit du Chaos - Yves Ubelmann, Destruction, conservation, transmission du patrimoine dans la région MEM

07 March 2019: Sortir du Chaos - Prof. Gilles Kepel, The Barrel and the Koran

28 February 2019: Uscire dal caos - Carla Del Ponte, I crimini in Siria e la mia lotta per la verità

21 February 2019: Sortit du Chaos - Prof. Gilles Kepel, Les crises en Méditerranée et au Moyen-Orient