In the aftermath of the 2011 Arab uprisings in the southern and eastern Mediterranean, the region has reached a turning point in its history, presenting as many opportunities as challenges. The European Union itself is facing challenging conditions following the financial and economic crises that have hit its periphery. This MEDPRO Policy Paper examines and assesses various possible scenarios that could play out in EU-Mediterranean relations over the next two decades and offers recommendations towards long-term sustainable socio-economic development in the region.
Rym Ayadi is Senior Research Fellow at CEPS and Coordinator of the MEDPRO project. Carlo Sessa is Director of the Istituto di Studi per l’Integrazione dei Sistemi (ISIS) in Rome.