Flexible Multilateralism: Unlimited Opportunities? The Case of Civil Protection in the Mediterranean

February 2009


Cooperation between European and Mediterranean countries has been promoted through multiple initiatives, each with different goals and geographical scopes. Within the framework of the Union for the Mediterranean, the European Union and its Mediterranean partners are now seeking to push forward projects not only on the full-scale regional level, but also in flexible multilateral formats. Taking the example of civil protection, this report provides an analysis and assessment of experiences with flexible cooperation formats in this policy field.

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