The Arab Spring in Comparative Perspective

  • 19 December 2015
  • Barcelona

The researchers from EuroMeSCo and Strategic Studies Network (SSN) met in Barcelona to discuss the research outputs of the Working Group “The Arab Spring in Comparative Perspective”.

The lead researchers of the Working Group discussed the outputs of five working packages:  State Building processes and reforms and Security Sector Reform; The role of religion in transitional processes; Socio-economic reforms in transitional processes; The role of the European Union in supporting democratic transitions in the Southern Mediterranean and Regional Integration.

The final papers produced by the researchers from the EuroMeSCo network were included in a joint publication, aiming to provide better understanding of the political transformations in the Arab Spring countries.




Gawdat Bahgat Director Strategic Studies Network
Benedetta Berti Researcher Institute for National Security Studies
Patrycja Sasnal Head of Middle East and North Africa Project PISM – The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Ahmet Ali Koç University Professor, Director, Senior Researcher CREM – Centre for Economic Research on Mediterranean Countries
Pol Morillas Deputy Director of Research, Senior Research Fellow CIDOB – Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
Alfred Tovias Emeritus Professor, Department of International Relations Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations
Erwan Lannon Professor Europees Institut