Lebanon-EU Relations and Ways Forward: Qualitative Research Findings with Key Stakeholders in Lebanon

This report provides qualitative findings from interviews conducted with key stakeholders in Lebanon within the categories of labour, women’s rights, youth, Islamic organizations, rural development, policy-making and new social movements. The report includes background data on the political and economic context in Lebanon, provides an overview of EU policies in Lebanon and presents the research findings from qualitative interviews. The findings include detailed information on interlocutors’ perceptions regarding promotion of democracy and human rights in Lebanon, effectiveness of EU policies in the Mediterranean regarding democracy and human rights, and recommendations on the EU’s future involvement in these fields.

Rome, IAI, June 2018, 19 p.
Working Paper 12
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1. Lebanon: Political and Economic Context
1.1 Conflict
1.2 Migration Flows
2. Overview of EU Policies in Lebanon
3. Research Findings Resulting from the Stakeholder Consultations
3.1 The Representation of the Mediterranean and Key Policy Issues in It
3.2 General Evaluation of EU Policies in Lebanon
3.3 Substance: Perceived Policy Priorities in Lebanon
3.4 Suggestions for EU Policies in Lebanon
Appendix 1. Final Note on Ethics
Appendix 2. List of Interviews

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