The GO-EuroMed consortium brings together a first-rate social science research team
from throughout the Euro-Med region. It includes experienced researchers from 9
university institutes with an extensive publication history in political science, economics
and Mediterranean issues.
Prof. Dr. Michael Bolle
Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, Freie Universitaet
Berlin, Germany, the overall project coordinator, will with his research team manage the
project on a daily basis as well as participate in most of GO-EuroMed's research
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Driouchi
Institute of Economic Analysis and Prospective Studies, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, has dealt with a variety of issues within the discipline of applied economics. He brings to the project expertise in human development, knowledge and its impact on economic development, and technological progress in the Middle East and North Africa.
Prof. Ousamma Safa
The Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, Beirut,
Professor Ousamma Safa's political experience on the one hand and economic
expertise on the other provide an added dimension to the GO-EuroMed consortium
in dealing with questions related to New Challenges of Enlargement (WP 6) and Regional
Integration (WP 8) in the project's 2nd stage, and with Domestic Institutions (WP 11) at stage 3.
Prof. Dr. Anne Lavigne
Laboratoire d'économie d'Orléans, France, will bring
considerable expertise in labour market economics to this research, including an interest
in theories of migration; labour, social policy, and poverty reduction; migration and the
financing of pension systems; and gender wage gaps.
Prof. Dr. José María Beneyto Pérez
Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, Instituto
de Estudios Europeos, Madrid, Spain, holds a Jean Monnet Chair in Law and European
Cultural Identity, and his Centre is ideally placed to undertake research into the nexus
between economics, security and culture in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Saif
Centre for Strategic Studies, University of Jordan, Amman, has
extensive expertise in the international relations, security and political economy fields.
Dr. Saif brings an in-depth knowledge of Middle East politics and economics to this
Prof. Dr. Bahri Yılmaz
Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, has an extensive research
and publication record covering various topics related to the political economy of
Turkey's geopolitical and strategic position at the crossroads between Europe and Asia.
Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Żukrowska
Warsaw School of Economics, Poland, has
published several books and articles on European external relations, and her Institute of
International Studies is currently engaged in research in the field of economic security.
|February 24 th, 2009|
|EP resolutions on UfM online|
|The two resolutions adopted by the European Parliament during its plenary session last week on the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) are now available online.<
|February 19 th, 2009|
|EP adopts report on the Union for the Mediterranean|
|The European Parliament adopted a report on the Union for the Mediterranean for opening it up to countries not involved in the partnership. This "increases the likelihood of establishing parity in relations between the EU and the Mediterranean partner countries and of tackling the problems of the region in a comprehensive way". |
|January 15 th, 2009|
|Carnegie on the US President Agenda for MENA|
|The Carnegie Middle East Program argues in a new paper that a commitment to “return to diplomacy” will not be enough to break the deadlock in the Middle East. Obama should break from traditional U.S. posture and support peace initiatives originating with Arab countries, |
|January 12 th, 2009|
|News EuroMeSCo Papers available|
|The EuroMeSCo network of independent research institutes and university centres has published three more papers online. In Paper 72 a new model for Euro-Israeli cooperation is critically outlined, Paper 73 analyses Moroccan views of Western democracy promotion efforts, particularly in terms of their legitimacy and credibility, and Paper 74 considers the impact of the democratisation process on the fragility of Middle Eastern states, using Lebanon and Palestine as case studies.|
|January 08 th, 2009|
|EU Troika meetings in Israel and Jordan|
|The EU Troika headed by the President of the EU Council and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Karel Schwarzenberg met Israeli, Palestinian and Jordan leaders on 5 and 6 January, was headed for Jordan. |