News from Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)


IAI will play a lead role as scientific coordinator and group leader in three new research projects funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme. The projects will analyse current and future trends in EU-Turkey relations, European policy in the Mediterranean region and broader geopolitical developments in the Middle East and North Africa.

Each project will last for three years and involve cooperative work with a broad network of research centres and partner institutions from Europe, Turkey and the Middle East and North Africa. Deliverables will include a vast number of new publications, ranging from academic studies to policy papers and edited volumes, and a number of international conferences and workshops held in various locations around the Mediterranean region. The three projects are:

  • The future of EU-Turkey relations: Mapping dynamics and testing scenarios – FEUTURE;
  • A comprehensive, integrated, and bottom-up approach to reset our understanding of the Mediterranean space, remap the region, and reconstruct inclusive, responsive, and flexible EU policies in it – MEDRESET;
  • Middle East and North Africa regional architecture: Mapping geopolitical shifts, regional order and domestic transformations – MENARA.

Further details about each of the above projects can be found on IAI’s website.