EuroMeSCo Annual Conference 2017

The EuroMeSCo Annual Conference “Confronting Violent Extremism in the Euro-Mediterranean” will take place at the Institut d´Estudis Catalans on 1-2 June in Barcelona. The will gather over 150 researchers and practitioners to discuss violent extremism in the Euro-Mediterranean region, its manifestations, drivers, impact and what responses could be developed to confront it.


I EuroMeSCo Youth Forum Youth to Youth: How to Tackle Radicalisation of Young People?

I EuroMeSCo Forum will be held on 31 May in the framework of the Annual Conference.


Bringing together young researchers from EuroMeSCo think tanks and policy makers and practitioners, the aim of the Forum will be to exchange views on research strands and initiatives taken to counter youth radicalisation in the countries from the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Future of Syria

Projecting a potential government structure for post-conflict Syria is a cumbersome task after forty years of single-family rule. The fragmentation within the Syrian opposition both inside and outside Syria is manifest. Additionally, post-conflict Syria would have to deal with issues such as national reconciliation, protection of minorities, reform of the security sector and reconstruction and development.


The workshop organised by the Global Political Trends Center on 17 May at the Istanbul Kultur University, Atakoy Campus, aimed to explore possible ideas to address those issues.


Security Sector Reform in the Southern Neighbourhood

On 19 May in Brussels, the European Union Institute for Security Studies organised a seminar on Security Sector Reform (SSR) in the Middle East and North Africa. The seminar was organised with support of IEMed and EuroMeSCo.


The seminar gathered practitioners from the field and EU officials in order to discuss the difficulties presented by the SSR in the Southern Neighbourhood and to propose a more comprehensive and tailored approach to SSR  in the region.





Latest publications

The European Union and the External Dimension of Security: Supporting Tunisia as a Model in Counter-Terrorism Cooperation

Stefano M.Torelli

EuroMeSCo Paper 33





Building Partnerships in Challenging Times: The Defence Arrangements of Tunisia

Gergely Varga
EuroMeSCo Paper 34





Future of Syria

M.Akgun, S.Tiryaki (Eds.), F. Gaub, S.Kawakibi, J.Quero, E.Soler, E.Woertz

EuroMeSCo Joint Policy Study 7