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Libya Today: Society, Politics and Space

International Academic Symposium

In order to strengthen the academic understanding of the Libyan context and to connect Libyan and international scholars and researchers, the KAS Regional Program South Mediterranean organized an international conference in cooperation with the Institute de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain (IRMC), CNRS, the French Embassy in Libya, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Delegation of the European Union to Libya, UNDP, the National Library Tunis, Total, and ACTED.

Partnership for the Mediterranean

Franco-German Parliamentary Dialogue

The Future of Middle Eastern Cyber Warfare

Meeting of the Mediterranean Advisory Group

Expert workshop on cyber security and cyber warfare in the MENA region

China's Belt and Road Initiative

The Return of the Silk Road to the Mediterranean

Conference on China's "Belt and Road" Initiative and the expected effects on economic and geopolitical balance of power in the Mediterranean

MENA Leadership Academy

Functions and Organization of CSOs

Acknowledging the necessity to strengthen civic engagement and participation in the MENA region, the KAS Regional Program South Mediterranean launched the second generation of its regional training program MENA Leadership Academy, designed for young adults from the Middle East and North Africa.

Smart Development Model

Nouvel horizon économique pour la Tunisie

Presentation of the study "Smart Development Strategy for the Maghreb: Structural Reform, A New Role for the State, Regional Integration" and discussion of the recommendations with an expert roundtable

European Union and North Africa

The Path to a New Relationship

The ongoing transitions in the countries of North Africa have challenged traditional European approaches to the region. EU policy makers have been attempting to deal with the changes and challenges that unfolded on the South Mediterranean. In recent years and in light of the failure of traditional policy tools, the focus has shifted towards seeking new approaches – hitting the ‘Refresh’ button became the new paradigm in debates on EU-North Africa relations.

Oil, Banks, and Governance

Economic Realities in a Divided Libya

Despite limited improvements, the Libyan economy still lingers well below its potential, obstructed by continuing violent conflict and political uncertainty. Inflation accelerated, the black market is thriving, and the future challenges for the Libyan economy range from the reconstruction of the country's infrastructure and a diversification of the sources of revenue to nurturing the private sector.

The Central Mediterranean Migration Route

Challenges, Trends, and Perspectives

The humanitarian catastrophe in Libya and the continued high numbers of migrants leaving its coast on course to Europe was the main topic of a cross-regional dialogue program between the KAS Regional Program South Mediterranean, based in Tunis, and the KAS Office Rome.

MENA Leadership Academy

Final training for young representatives of civil society organizations from the MENA region in Frankfurt and Berlin.

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