On 15 November 2018, the Center for Public Policy and Democracy Studies (PODEM) hosted a stakeholders’ meeting in Istanbul with twenty-nine participants, including academics, experts, and representatives from civil society and international humanitarian and development organizations from Europe and the MENA
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 regiona
On Dec. 14, 2018, PODEM will organize 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.
Organized by PODEM and the Marmara University’s European R
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 unders
On Nov. 15 in Istanbul, PODEM organized a stakeholders’ meeting titled "Driving Social and Economic Development in the MENA Region: The Role of International Organizations". The meeting was held within the MENARA Project, in which PODEM is one of the consortium members, and discussed the role and impact of inte