First edition of the EuroMeSCo Policy Briefings’ cycle

EuroMeSCo has inaugurated the cycle of regular exchanges between its experts on specific countries and EU Policy makers, in particular representatives from the EU Council working group dealing with Maghreb-Mashrek (“MaMa”).

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EuroMeSCo contributes to the EU Global Strategy


The EuroMeSCo Annual Conference "Towards a Security Architecture for the Mediterranean", held on 14-15 April in Brussels, aimed at contributing to the debate in the final stretch before the release of the EU Global Strategy.


The EuroMeSCo contribution, gathering the outstanding points of the Conference, can be accessed on the EU Global Strategy website


Full report from the Conference can be accessed here

EuroMeSCo network welcomes six new Members

The 2016 EuroMeSCo General Assembly, held in Brussels on 13 April, saw the entry into the network of six new institutes. EuroMeSCo would like to welcome its new members:

  • Carnegie Europe, Belgium;
  • Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies – ORSAM, Turkey;
  • Center of Arab Women for Training and Research – CAWTAR, Tunisia;
  • Institute of Studies on Mediterranean Societies – ISSM, Italy;
  • Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary;
  • OCP Policy Center, Morocco
EuroMeSCo Policy Brief 63: Countering Violent Extremism in the MENA Region: Time to Rethink Approaches and Strategies. By Moussa Bourekba

The foreign fighters (FFs) phenomenon affecting MENA countries is unprecedented in its scale and pace. While most MENA countries have adopted “hard” strategies based on security-focused approaches, countering violent extremism (CVE) also requires the use of “soft” strategies stemming from multidimensional approaches. This means turning the current short-term strategy into a long-term strategy addressing the roots of violent extremism.


Read the Brief here

EuroMeSCo General Assembly and Annual Conference 2016

The 2016 EuroMeSCo General Assembly and Annual Conference took place at the Egmont Palace in Brussels on 13-15 April 2016. The event, co-organised with EGMONT - The Royal Institute for International Relations, gathered 150 recognised experts and policy-makers to debate the current security situation in the region and reflect on ingredients, formats, stakeholders and actions for a greater and more effective cooperation to address security challenges. The aim of the Conference was to contribute to the debate in the final stretch before the release of the EU Global Strategy.


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