Assessing EU-Mediterranean Policies in the Fields of Industry and Energy from a Bottom-up Perspective

Work Package 6 (WP6) of MEDRESET project aims at evaluating the effectiveness and potential of EU policies and measures in industry and energy (including trade liberalization, broader energy policies, energy transition, renewable energy programmes and industrial cooperation initiatives) in light of the interests, needs and expectations of different bottom-up actors on both shores of the Mediterranean, with the purpose of identifying inclusive, responsive and flexible policy actions to reinvigorate EU–Mediterranean relations. Hence, the objective of this conceptual and methodological paper is twofold. First, it attempts to provide both an overview of the main characteristics of energy and industry on the Southern shore of the Mediterranean and a background analysis of major EU policies targeted to energy and industry. Second, it tries to inform research and fieldwork in line with the multi-actor, multi-layer and multi-sector analytical framework and multi-method approach of this project with a special lens on the gender dimension as men and women are impacted differently in both energy and industry.

Roma, IAI, October 2017, 34 p.
Methodology and Concept Paper 8
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1. Industry

1.1 Overview of Industry in the Region
1.2 EU Policies
2. Energy
2.1 Overview of Energy in the Region
2.1.1 Overview of demand for energy
2.1.2 A long-term increase in demand for energy
2.2 EU Policy
2.2.1 The future of the European energy policy: The Energy Union
2.2.2 The need for a new Mediterranean energy initiative after the MSP
2.2.3 The climate change context
2.2.4 Improve transport infrastructure for electricity
2.2.5 The relative success story of the Prosol project
3. Challenges for a New European Policy on Industry and Energy
3.1 Challenges for Industry and Trade
3.2 Challenges for Energy
3.2.1 The challenge of financing the energy transition
3.2.2 Overcoming the limits of the regional approach
3.2.3 Issues in developing governance for public–private partnership
3.2.4 Developing small grids and small solutions
3.2.5 Create good quality job opportunities
3.2.6 Identifying stakeholders and policies from a bottom-up perspective
4. Methodology
4.1 Conceptual and Theoretical Framework
4.2 Research Techniques
4.2.1 Literature Review
4.2.2 Analysis of Quantitative Data
4.2.3 Content Analysis
4.2.4 Qualitative Assessment of Selected EU-Funded Projects and Programmes in the Field of Energy and Manufacturing
4.2.5 Recursive Multi Stakeholder Consultations (RMSCs)

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