Spain, Italy, Portugal and Mediterranean Dialogue
The Madrid office seeks to strengthen cooperation and political dialogue between representatives from political parties, scientific institutions and civil society organisations from Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany and the European sphere. We are committed to help contribute to solutions to specific regional challenges in Southern Europe and highlight best practices from this ever more important region for the European integration process. It also seeks to develop a new approach to interregional cooperation in the Mediterranean. With partner organisations, we are developing a liberal approach to geostrategic demands and opportunities in the Mare Nostrum.
Some thoughts on migration policy
It is often the case, in matters concerning migratory movements, that "critical" situations distort citizens' perceptions of these issues. Moreover, the urgent response to these periodic and cyclical crises prevents the construction of a common and consistent policy that recognises the nature and root causes of migratory phenomena, in order to deal with them effectively and intelligently in the medium and long term.
Renewable energies in the Mediterranean: from the ambition of the Desertec project to the actual need for a real Euro-Mediterranean Green Deal.
It was under this premise that one of the most ambitious projects ever conceived to supply three continents with clean energy was born in 2003: the Desertec project, which aimed to create a network of renewable energy production centers, mainly concentrated solar energy, between Europe and the Middle East and North Africa, with the objective of producing enough electricity to cover a large part of the demand of the countries in the region in 2050.
Advancing women’s place in the entrepreneurial scene
For the past six years, Sana advised the United Nations, European Commission, corporate institutions and organisations on gender issues. She was heavily involved in SDGs discussions, she helped draft several resolutions and recommendations on gender in New York, Bali, Geneva, and Paris and presented them to UN representatives. Today we had the chance to interview Sana Afouiaz, find out here what we have learned.
After Italian elections: A glimpse of hope from Rome, and Italy.
On October 3rd and 4th, Italians went to vote in local elections for around 1.200 mayors. A runoff, when necessary, was held last weekend. The political landscape before the election was rather uneven.
The Mediterranean, a sea of cultures adapted to each person
The world has changed, but not enough to unseat the Mediterranean Sea as the richest enclave on Earth in history, art, philosophy, music, literature, science and technology. The undisputed cradle of civilisation - even allowing for China's millennia-long history - its immense cultural diversity has been projected globally like no other.
EU and Africa strengthen dialogue, imbued with democratic legitimacy
The European Union and Africa face common challenges in a shared responsibility. An African delegation, led by promising young people from Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal and Guinea Conakry, recently arrived from Brussels and alerted this correspondent to the essential role of Europe.
European migration policy in the Mediterranean after the coronavirus pandemic
The EU's migration policy and mechanisms for dealing with the flow of migrants to our continent are many, diverse and constantly changing. This brief analysis does not attempt to examine the EU's various policies and organisations, but rather to outline some of the challenges and shortcomings that have arisen during this period of pandemic.