October 2014

Increasing Diversity in the Euro-Mediterranean Region?

Abstract

The Arab revolutions have not led to the democratisation of the entire Southern Mediterranean region. In fact, the region is today more heterogeneous than before, with some countries heading towards democracy and others plunged into severe internal crisis. Old and new internal and external actors are also willing to gain influence and power amidst diverging conflicts of interests.

The aim of the EuroMeSCo Annual Conference 2014 was to analyse the increasing diversity and complexity of the region from different angles. The report gathers the main issues raised at the plenary and parallel sessions, which focused on the state of political transformations in the region, the challenges and opportunities posed by regional fragmentation to Euro-Mediterranean politics and the role of the EU in the new geopolitical order.