Mediterranean and Middle East
Head of Programme: Silvia Colombo
Senior fellows: Daniela Huber, Lorenzo Kamel, Maria Cristina Paciello, Daniela Pioppi
Researchers: Andrea Dessì
Scientific Advisors Roberto Aliboni, Laura Guazzone
Senior Visiting Fellow: Robert Springborg
Programme assistant Nathalie Champion
Alongside European and Atlantic affairs, the Mediterranean and Middle East Programme has been among the first research programmes to be developed at the Institute and dates back to its foundation in 1965. The Programme reflects the perception in Italy that regions south of Europe are a factor influencing national as well as Western security and contributing to shape the process of European integration.
The Programme pursues two main goals:
analysing political, social and economic developments in Mediterranean and Middle East countries per se and as southern dimensions of Western and European security
establishing a network of creative and dynamic relations with the institutions and the main academic figures within the region.
Middle East and North Africa Regional Architecture: Mapping geopolitical shifts, regional order and domestic transformations – MENARAStart/End: 2016 - 2019
The project – co-led by CIDOB, Barcelona, and IAI, that also leads the Work Packages (WPs) on the policy options and on dissemination and communication - aims to shed light on the historical,...
A comprehensive, integrated, and bottom-up approach to reset our understanding of the Mediterranean space, remap the region, and reconstruct inclusive, responsive, and flexible EU policies in it – MEDRESETStart/End: 2016 - 2019
Euro-Mediterranean policies, as well as research on them, have been characterized by a Euro-centric approach based on a narrow geopolitical construction of the Mediterranean. Moreover,...
Start/End: 2014 - 2017
Power2Youth is a consortium made up of 12 institutes and universities funded by the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme (FP7). The project will study the causes and effects of processes of...
Start/End: 2014 - current
Established in June 2014, New-Med is a research network of Mediterranean experts and policy analysts with a special interest in the complex social, political, cultural and...
Start/End: 1996 - current
IAI participates in the activities EuroMeSCo - the euro-Mediterranean network of non-governmental institutions dealing with foreign policy and security. In November 2010 the Secretariat of the...
Start/End: 2016 - 2016
The project aimed to analyse and define the influence of heterogeneous political interests on energy dynamics in the Eastern Mediterranean, and vice versa, in light of the recent discovery of...
Start/End: 2015 - 2016
The project, running from May 2015 to May 2016 and leading to the publication of an edited volume, assesses the evolution of the global gas markets, in relation to the changing dynamics of the oil...
Start/End: 2015 - 2015
The project, to be completed by the end of December 2015, analyses the role of the OSCE as a political mediator and regional organization that promotes a kind of cooperative security, establishing...
Start/End: 2014 - 2015
At the beginning of 2014, IAI and the OCP Policy Center have launched a new research project on the topics of food security in the Middle East and North Africa and on the role of the European...
Start/End: 2012 - 2015
At the end of 2012, IAI launched a strategic partnership with the OCP Policy Center in Rabat dealing with Mediterranean issues This three-year research and outreach endeavoured leverages IAI's...