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International Tour d’Horizon of Tertiary Prevention of Islamist Extremism
by Sofia Koller
Moving EU Civilian Crisis Management Forward
Moving EU Civilian Crisis Management ForwardMore Capable, More Flexible, More Responsive
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DGAPreport, January 2019, 31 pp.
The security environment of the European Union (EU) has changed dramatically over the past decade. New complex conflicts have erupted in the EU’s neighborhood, including Ukraine, Syria, Libya and Yemen, while long-standing conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan persist. Moreover, the rule-based world order has been increasingly fragmenting over the last years, and is facing a rise of interest-based foreign policy resting on power and deterrence.
Hungary in the Media, 2010–2014
Hungary in the Media, 2010–2014Critical Reflections on Coverage in the Press and Media
by Klaus von Dohnanyi, Ágnes Gelencsér, Dániel Hegedüs, Gereon Schuch
DGAPreport 29 (June 2015), 28 pp.
Viktor Orbán’s nationalist-conservative administration in Hungary has drawn critical attention from the international press since 2010. Serious concerns have also been expressed at the EU level on many issues, from the rule of law and freedom of the press, to growing anti-Semitism, to the way the government treats its poorest citizens. But are these sweeping condemnations always backed by facts? A DGAP working group compared outside media reports with a careful analysis of the Hungarian context.
Report on the 16th International Summer School, Berlin, 2012
Report on the 16th International Summer School, Berlin, 2012The Cases of Egypt and Tunisia, August 26–September 7, 2012
by Manuela Hager, Maria Haimerl
DGAP Report 28 (December 1, 2014), 36 pp.
The DGAP’s 16th International Summer School (held in Berlin August 26–September 7, 2012) focussed on the transitions underway in Egypt and Tunisia and tested new concepts, theories, and models of democracy. Some 29 promising young professionals from Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, and Europe took part in the program of debates, workshops, lectures, and roundtables. Speakers included Paul Nolte, Tariq Ramadan, Volker Perthes, Mustafa Kamel Al-Sayyid, and Hamad Abdel Samad.
Report on the 21st New Faces Conference, Tunis, 2014
Moving People: Implications of Migration for Societies and States in North Africa
by Fabian Stroetges, Ouiem Chettaoui
DGAPreport 27, November 2014, 14 pp.
The presence of migrants heavily shapes discourses and notions of citizenship, identity, and statehood, directly affects social cohesion and stability, and hence confronts states and international organizations with enormous challenges. EUMEF's 21st New Faces Conference, held in Tunis, June 19–22, 2014, sought to analyze more recent flows of people stemming from, or targeting, countries in North Africa and to explore their political, social, and economic impact on sending and host societies.
Report on EUMEF Alumni Conference, Berlin, 2012
The Changing Face of the Middle East
by Manuela Hager, Thomas Claes
DGAPreport 26, November 2014, 13 pp.
EUMEF's alumni reunion, held November 15–17, 2012 in Berlin, gathered 79 promising junior and senior experts and activists from the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) and the EU, all alumni of EUMEF’s International Summer Schools and New Faces Conferences over the past 15 years. With the exception of keynote speaker, the conference consisted entirely of alumni speakers, discussants, and participants.
Report on the 17th New Faces Conference, Cairo, 2012
Report on the 17th New Faces Conference, Cairo, 2012Pluralism in Egypt and Tunisia: How the Political Opening is Changing Islamist Groups
by Rachel Sternfeld, Steven Brooke
DGAPreport 25, November 2014, 13 pp.
Following the uprisings of 2010–2011, Islamist movements seemed to be the winners of the transformation processes in the MENA region, managing to translate their popular standing into sweeping electoral successes. With the demise of the authoritarian rulers in Egypt and Tunisia, it seemed that, in the short and long-term, Islamists would be forces to be reckoned with – this reality was the motivation to use the conference to scrutinize and understand Islamist goals, agendas, and actions.
Report on the 20th New Faces Conference, Istanbul, 2014
Report on the 20th New Faces Conference, Istanbul, 2014Citizenship and Political Participation in the Mediterranean Region
by Berkay Mandiraci, Isinsu Bulus
DGAPreport 24, November 2014, 12 pp.
Academics, activists, and researchers gathered in Istanbul February 27–March 2, 2014 in order to explore whether the ousting of authoritarian rulers in countries like Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt helped foster democratic discourse. The conference aimed at understanding new forms of citizenship, along with the opportunities and barriers stemming from new forms of political participation. It was organized in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, and the ZEIT Stiftung.
Pulling through the Crisis Together
Pulling through the Crisis TogetherInternational expert workshop develops EU perspectives beyond the financial crisis
by Thanos Dokos, Josef Janning, Verena Ringler, Eduard Soler, Nathalie Tocci
DGAPreport 23, January 2014, 18 pp.
How can the EU find its way from crisis mode back into shaping mode? Recent troubles have divided Europe, fanning the flames of euroskepticism. Yet the desire to reach solutions together remains strong. This was palpable during an international seminar in Berlin for 35 experts on Europe from the realms of politics, academia, and civil society. An extensive report has now been published on the seminar, which was organized by a group of leading think tanks, including the DGAP.
Report on the 15th New Faces Conference, Cairo, 2012
Report on the 15th New Faces Conference, Cairo, 2012Transitions in Egypt and Tunisia: Through the prism of gender equality
by Dina Fakoussa
DGAPreport 22, December 2012, 36 pp.
Although women were at the forefront of the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia, political representation and gender equality have yet to improve significantly in either country. The 15th New Faces Conference brought together 17 young professionals from academia and civil society to discuss these issues together with senior experts. The conference focused on strategies to enhance gender equality and women’s political participation in post-revolution countries.
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