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

The Remaking of the Euro-Mediterranean Vision

+ BOOK

Edited by PODEM Executive Director Aybars Görgülü and PODEM Project Officer Gülşah Dark, “The Remaking of the Euro-Mediterranean Vision” is published by Peter Lang within the frame of Horizon 2020 MEDRESET Project. The edited collection is an in-depth analysis on EU perception and EU’s policy actions towards the MENA region under the current geopolitical context. The findings in the book are based on a comprehensive fieldwork conducted with local stakeholders from 9 MENA countries: Tunisia, Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Israel, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

EVENTS    EVENTS    |    

EuroMeSCo Annual Conference: Rethinking Civil Society

+ CONFERENCE

On the 18th and 19th of June, PODEM participated to EuroMeSCo Annual Conference in Barcelona. The conference focused on the position and the role of civil society organizations and social movements in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

EVENTS    YOUTH STUDIES EVENTS    |     YOUTH STUDIES

Understanding Future Values: Youth and Interaction across the EU and Turkey

+ WORKSHOP

On the 6th of May, PODEM together with European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) presented their new project on youth perception and values in the EU and Turkey in a preparatory workshop in Brussels to a closed group of experts.

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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.