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The Arab Uprisings and their Implications for Euro-Mediterranean Relations

21 April 2017, 09:00 - 17:00

Policy Roundtable

Friday 21st April, Scotland House, Brussels, Belgium


Findings for the Arab Transformation’s research project and their policy implications will be discussed at four round tables facilitated by project researchers. Policy makers, academics, think tanks, the media and civil society are invited to participate and discuss project findings: on public opinion on political, social and economic issues in the region; their implications for Euro-Mediterranean Relations; and how they can inform policy implementation to support the realisation of the objectives of the European Neighbourhood Policy.

The day will be organised as four 1 hour roundtables with participants being able to choose to attend one or more.

0930-1030    Democracy: “What do the People (Still) Want? Conceptions of Democracy and Perceptions of the EU in MENA Public Opinion"

1030-1100    Coffee break

1100-1200    Development: “Socio-economic Inequality and The Failure of Development Strategies for the Middle East"

1200-1330    Lunch Break

1330-1430    Security & Stability: "From Ring of Friends to Ring of Fire: Challenges to Stability and Legitimacy "

1430 -1500   Coffee Break

1500-1600    Gender: “Gender Attitudes and the Resilience of Conservatism "


The Arab Transformations Project is an international research consortium which has conducted extensive research focusing on Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq. Its aim is to understand and evaluate political, social, and economic transformations before and after the Arab Uprisings of 2010-2011.

Funded by the European Commission, the survey longitudinal database and collated secondary data gathered between 2000-2015 makes it possible to look comparatively at trends in attitudes, values, and behaviour across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).


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