The first session of the annual Meeting took place in March 2000 and has now become a major gathering for social scientists working in the area.
Each year, the EUI in Florence welcome over 150 scholars—young academics and renowned experts—from Europe and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) who work together for three days on a range of topics each supervised by two Workshop Directors.
The Regione Toscanaö (Regional Government of Tuscany), since the first session, and the Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenzeö from the seventh one provide generous financial support to the Meeting.
Since its creation in 1976, the EUI has developed a tradition of intellectual debate within a multicultural and international environment, and provides the perfect setting for the Annual Mediterranean Meeting. These meetings are a unique occasion for young academics to submit their research to experts, and to develop research networks which promote cooperation in research and policy in the field.
The Annual Mediterranean Meeting is organised around a core of up to 15 Workshops, each run by 2 Directors and with 10–12 participants.
Workshop participants present and discuss papers containing original research, prepare joint publications and strategies for continued collaboration.
Workshop topics and directors vary from one Meeting to another and are chosen on the basis of competitive calls.
Candidats for participation in a workshop con apply by sending both:
-the filled out online application form
(including the abstract of the proposed paper-250 words in english)
-a curriculum vitae of max. 5 pages
1. Employment Policies in Arab Mediterranean Countries: How Are They Reacting to Trade Liberalization and Social Change? [read more]
directed by Larabi Jaidi, Université Mohamed V, Rabat and Ivan Martin, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid
2. Policing and Incarceration in the Middle East and North Africa: Theoretical and Empirical Investigations [read more]
directed by Laleh Khalili, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London and Jilian Schwedler, University of Maryland
3. Law in Action and Context: Historical and Contemporary Practices in the Mediterranean Area [read more]
directed by Baudouin Dupret, Institut Français du Proche-Orient (IFPO), Damascus and Pascale Ghazaleh, The American University in Cairo (AUC)
4. Monetary Policy and Central Banking in the Middle East and North Africa: Policies, Politics and Prospects [read more]
directed by David Cobham, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and Ghassan Dibeh, Lebanese American University (LAU), Byblos
5. Political Opposition and Authoritarian Rule: State-Society Relations in the Middle East and North Africa [read more]
directed by Holger Albrecht, University of Tübingen and Maje Kassem, The American University in Cairo (AUC)
6. Between Society and the Market: Novel Approaches to the Business History of the Middle East [read more]
directed by Relli Shechter, Ben Gurion University (BGU), Beersheva and Andrew Godley, University of Reading Business School
7. The Late Ottoman Port Cities and Their Inhabitants: Subjectivity, Urbanity, and Conflicting Orders [read more]
directed by Vangelis Kechriotis, Bo?aziçi University, Istanbul and Malte Fuhrmann, Center for Modern Oriental Studies, Berlin
8. New Meanings and Dynamics of Nationalism in the Middle East and North Africa [read more]
directed by Maha Abdelrahman, The American University in Cairo (AUC) and Hanan Sabea, University of Virginia
9. Mapping the Cultural Economy in the Euro-Mediterranean Region. Jointly organised with the European Cultural Foundation (ECF, Amsterdam) [read more]
directed by Yudhishthir Raj Isar, The American University of Paris and Lluís Bonet, University of Barcelona
10. “Muslim women” in Europe: Bodily Performances, Multiple Belongings and the Public Sphere. Jointly organised with the International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM, the Netherlands) [read more]
directed by Annelies Moors, International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM), the Netherlands and University of Amsterdam; and Ruba Salih, University of Bologna
11. European Union - Gulf Cooperation Council Relations and Security Issues: Broadening the Horizon. Jointly organised with the Gulf Research Centre (GRC, Dubai) [read more]
directed by Christian Koch, Gulf Research Center (GRC), Dubai and Saleh al-Mani, King Saud University, Riyadh
12. Gendering the Transnational in Conflict, Migration and Post-conflict Reconstruction: From the Middle East to Europe [read more]
directed by Nicola Pratt, University of East Anglia and Nadje Al-Ali, University of Exeter
13. Process of Europeanization in the Eastern Mediterranean: Changing Dynamics of State-Society Relations in Turkey, Greece and Cyprus and the Internationalisation of Policy Regimes [read more]
directed by Atila Eralp, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara and Dimitri Sotiropoulos, Helenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Athens
14. The Geo-economical Positioning of the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries. Jointly organised with the Gulf Research Centre (GRC, Dubai) [read more]
directed by Eckart Woertz, Gulf Research Center (GRC), Dubai and Hind al-Sheikh, Institute of Public Administration, Riyadh
15. "Hospitality and Transnational Migration in Europe and the Mediterranean Middle East & North Africa" [read more]
directed by Heidrun Friese, L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris and Sandro Mezzadra, University of Bologna
16. Senders Turned into Receivers: Transit Migration in the Middle East and North Africa [read more]
directed by Philippe Fargues, European University Institute (EUI), Florence and Ali Ben Saad, University of Aix-Marseille I