MENARA

The MENARA-project (Middle East and North Africa Regional Architecture: mapping geopolitical shifts, regional order and domestic transformation) will study the geopolitical orderr int he making identify the driving forces behind the processess and assess the implication of these transformation of the EU and its policies towards the region.

One of the project outputs is to provide political and strategical advices for the EU decision-makers related to the region.

Project period: 1st April 2016 – 31th March 2019

Consortium-leader: CIDOB (Barcelona Center for International Affairs).

Consortium-members of IFAT:

  • IAI (Instituto Affari Internazionali)
  • DIIS (Danish Institute for International Studies)
  • IZT (Institute for Future Studies)
  • AUI (Al Akhawayn University)
  • PODEM (Center for Public Policy and Democracy Studies)
  • KCL (King’s College)
  • EUI (European University Institute)
  • AUB (Issam Fares Institute – American University of Beirut)
  • EGMONT (Egmont Institute)
  • OME (Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie)
  • QU (Qatar University)
  • LSE (London School of Economics)

The project consist of 11 WorkPackages and IFAT is an active participant in 6 of them. Moreover IFAT is the leader of the WP6.

The contributors of the project:

– László Csicsmann, senior researcher, external fellow researcher, IFAT

– Zsuzsanna Csornai, analyst, project manager, IFAT

– Erzsébet N. Rózsa, senior researcher, external fellow researcher, IFAT

– László Póti, senior research fellow, IFAT

– Máté Szalai, research fellow, IFAT

The project’s whole budget is amount of: 2.401.944,25 EUR, and the amount of IFAT’s budget is: 82.815 EUR.

Related publications

Middle East and North Africa Regional Architecture: Global Actors, Contentious Issues and Integration Dynamics (Special Issue of the Foreign Policy Review)

Middle East and North Africa Regional Architecture: Global Actors, Contentious Issues and Integration Dynamics (Special Issue of the Foreign Policy Review)

This Special Issue of the Foreign Policy Review is dedicated to the MENARA project conducted in the H2020 framework of…

Russian Policies Towards the MENA Region

Russian Policies Towards the MENA Region

(László Póti) Russia wields its influence in pursuit of important state interests. As in the Soviet era, contemporary Russia declares…

The EU and the Iran Nuclear Deal: How to Proceed?

The EU and the Iran Nuclear Deal: How to Proceed?

(N. Rózsa Erzsébet) Trump steered the USA away from the diplomatic framework of the nuclear deal in yet an other…

THE MENA REGION IN THE GLOBAL ORDER: ACTORS, CONTENTIOUS ISSUES AND INTEGRATION DYNAMICS

THE MENA REGION IN THE GLOBAL ORDER: ACTORS, CONTENTIOUS ISSUES AND INTEGRATION DYNAMICS

(László Csicsmann, Erzsébet N. Rózsa and Máté Szalai) The paper aims at revealing the current nature of the interactions between…

RE-CONCEPTUALIZING ORDERS IN THE MENA REGION – THE ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK OF THE MENARA PROJECT

RE-CONCEPTUALIZING ORDERS IN THE MENA REGION – THE ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK OF THE MENARA PROJECT

The aim of this work is to set the conceptual architecture for the MENARA Project. It is articulated in five…

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement No 693244.