The EU’s New Resilience Agenda in the MENA Region

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is in turmoil. Hard and human security challenges […]

03 - 04/10/2017
00:00:00 - 00:00:00
The EU’s New Resilience Agenda in the MENA Region

In order to give you access to our events, FEPS processes your personal data together with any other organiser of this event mentioned in the description of the event and in accordance with 'FEPS’ data protection policy. Once registered to one of our events, it is FEPS’ legitimate interest to send you our Newsletter to which you can oppose at any time.

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is in turmoil. Hard and human security challenges ranging from on-going inter-state conflicts and civil wars to radicalization and terrorism have been proliferating against the backdrop of unstable political circumstances, demographic and socio-economic challenges, migration and climate change.

The new EU Global Strategy (EUGS) released in late June 2016 represents a point of departure to re-calibrate the EU’s external and security policy towards the MENA, placing ‘resilience’ as the main pillar or leitmotif of the new comprehensive vision for the EU’s foreign and security policy. In the EUGS document, resilience is understood as the opposite to fragility, namely “the ability of states and societies to reform, thus withstanding and recovering from internal and external crises”. It is further defined as a precondition for sustainable growth and vibrant societies as well as for the ultimate attainment of democracy.  

The culmination of a year-long research project focusing on the EU’s New Resilience Agenda in the Middle East and North Africa Region, jointly undertaken by FEPS and Istituto Affari International (IAI), a conference is organised in Beirut, Lebanon aimed at presenting and discussing the project’s important findings to a select number of stakeholders in the MENA region. The conference will take place on 3 November 2017 at Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, in Lebanon. It will feature a keynote speech by Ms. Nathalie Tocci, Director of IAI, and the participation of important researchers focusing on the project’s six case-studies, Lebanon, Qatar, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, and Iraq, all aimed at unpacking the concept of resilience in concrete and substantive terms, as the implementation of the EUGS goes forward.  

Read the programme

Find all related publications

Is the digital transition a lever for structural reforms or does it reinforce the divide?

Recovery Watch series

Prospects for a Keir Starmer premiership

What he can achieve and what obstacles stand in his way

Next Left Vol.14

Crisis and progressive politics: How to make hard choices and succeed?

Fairness and acceptability of environmental externality pricing in Europe

Environmental externality pricing has been long promoted to address environmental problems. The theoretical advantages of […]
Find all related news

A credible future beyond growth has to be feminist

This article was first published on EUobserver

Open Progressive University

FEPS launches first e-learning platform for Social Democrats

Feminist Leadership for Women in CSOs

Survey for women in leadership

Research & Project Coordination for a policy study on the state of the EU Pillar of Social Rights

Call for tender
Find all related in the media
In the media

Rapid grocery worker conditions are worsening, states report

by The Grocer 30/05/2023
The findings of our FEPS study on the quick-commerce sector and the conditions of rider workers were picked up by the UK-website 'The Grocer’.

Sluta tro att SD-männen bara skojar om politiken

by AFTONBLADET 30/05/2023
'Stop thinking that the SD men are just joking about politics. When changes happen, they happen at lightning speed' Ania Skrzypek interviewed in this Swedish article about the Polish case

A szmogtól és a mikroműanyagoktól rettegő magyarok akkor vehetők rá a zöldítésre, ha egyénileg jól járnak

by Qubit 22/05/2023
'Hungarians who fear smog and microplastics can be persuaded to go green if they are doing well individually' article about FEPS policy study 'Talking green in Hungary'Hungary', in collaboration with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Policy Solutions

Magyarországon már kínos lett a “rezsicsökkentés”

by Népszava 22/05/2023
'"Utility reduction" has already become embarrassing in Hungary' Népszava article about FEPS policy study 'Talking green in Hungary', in collaboration with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Policy Solutions