PUBLICATIONS    PUBLICATIONS    |    

Turkey’s Evolving Response to Migration Management: Facts and Policy Steps

+ FUTURE NOTE

Previously being more a transit country for migrants trying to get asylum in Europe, Turkey has now become a country of immigration and turned into a country of residence for not only Syrian people but also other people from the MENA region. Our latest Future Note highlights a number of steps still need to be taken to improve the standards of living of the refugees and to increase the sustainability of the process for the hosting state and society

PUBLICATIONS    MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA STUDIES PUBLICATIONS    |     MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA STUDIES

Exploring Refugee Movements in the Middle East Regional Context: Responses to the Syrian Crisis in Lebanon and Turkey

+ REPORT

Refugee movements are not a new phenomenon in the Middle East and North Africa. The history of the region has been shaped by waves of displacement and refugee crises, and the most recent, the dramatic case of Syria, is still in process. This paper investigates refugee movements in the region and their impact on regional dynamics by focusing on two important case studies: Lebanon and Turkey. It explores each country’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis in detail, while addressing the role of relevant stakeholders, such as international organizations, civil society and government, in humanitarian relief efforts as well as in refugee protection and management.

PUBLICATIONS    MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA STUDIES PUBLICATIONS    |     MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA STUDIES

EU Seen from the Outside: Local Elite Perceptions on the Role and Effectiveness of the EU in the Mediterranean Region

+ REPORT

The global and regional contexts surrounding EU–Mediterranean relations have substantially changed since the 1995 Barcelona process, and the EU’s strategic view of the Mediterranean has correspondingly changed with them. The current setting of the Mediterranean appears to necessitate a reset on the understanding of the region from the perspective of local societies and also of the EU, which is one of the principal objectives of the MEDRESET project. The aim of this report is to reflect the results of an Elite Survey that addressed nine Mediterranean countries, and to offer a policy-oriented analysis for a renewed EU–Mediterranean partnership

EVENTS    EVENTS    |    

Re-thinking Euro-Mediterranean Relations in a Changing Regional and Global Setting

+ CONFERENCE

On Dec. 14, 2018, PODEM organized a public conference titled “Re-thinking Euro-Mediterranean Relations in a Changing Regional and Global Setting” at the Marmara University, Istanbul as part of the EU Commission’s Horizon 2020 MEDRESET Project

EVENTS    SOCIETAL DIALOGUE AND REGIONAL INEQUALITIES EVENTS    |     SOCIETAL DIALOGUE AND REGIONAL INEQUALITIES

Business Involvement in Socio-economic Development and Societal Dialogue

+ MEETING

On 5th October 2018, PODEM organized a dissemination meeting in Mardin with the title of “Social Dialogue and Socio-Economic Development in Light of the Current Developments in Turkey”