A Synthesis of Javier Albarracin’s opening session about the Euro-Mediterranean relations

Conference Report: Javier Albarracín, IEMed, 12-14 september 2013

By Thomas Gondran, M1 AlterEurope, majeure Géographie

 It would be misleading to view the relations between countries south of the Mediterranean and the European Union as a well-defined unilateral link. It is important to take into account the extreme diversity of the former; diversity in terms of nations, political regimes as well as ethnic and religious groupings. This heterogeneity can be analyzed by considering six important actors around the Mediterranean Sea. Lire la suite

A changing Mediterranean: redefining agendas, fostering cooperation between frameworks and actors – Conference report 1

Conference Report: Javier Albarracín, IEMed, 12-14 september 2013

By Théodore Abitbol, M1 AlterEurope, majeure science politique.

The fact that the world order dividing North and South is changing has not gone unnoticed; slow shifts in power are taking place everywhere in the World across continents. The Mediterranean is at the crossing of international commerce and a region endowed with energy-related resources. More importantly, it is an interface between the European Union and North Africa. The 2010s seem to be a defining moment for not only the South, but also the North of the region. Both the Euro crisis and the Arab Spring can tell us something about the urgent need for “redefining agendas and fostering cooperation between frameworks and actors”. Lire la suite

The redefinition of the South-European region after the Arab spring

Conference Report: Javier Albarracín, IEMed, 12-14 september 2013

by Nicolas Marin, master 1 AlterEurope, Majeure Droit

The opening session of the AlterEurope master’s degree was marked by a 12 hour conference given by Javier Albarracín, specialist of economic matters in the Euro-Mediterranean area and Middle Eastern countries. He works as the director of the social-economic department of IEMed, which is one of the most important European think tanks, based in Barcelona. Lire la suite

A changing Mediterranean: redefining agendas, cooperation frameworks and actors – Conference report 2

Conference Report: Javier Albarracín, IEMed, 12-14 september 2013

By Adriana Karbanova, M1 AlterEurope, Majeure Economie

 At the beginning of the academic year 2013/2014, we had the pleasure to participate in Javier Albarracin’s lectures concerning the current situation in the Mediterranean.  Mr. Albarracin, Director of Socioeconomic Development at the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), has extensive experience in this field and is a member of several international organizations. Lire la suite